The VIN Foundation is excited to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors.
Student loan repayment is complicated. With the availability of income-driven repayment options like Income-Based Repayment (IBR), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), and Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), confusion can set in quickly. The VIN Foundation Student Debt Center is here to help! The My Student Loans function and guides you through which repayment plans you can use and the Student Loan Repayment Simulator helps you figure out which plan you should use.
by Dr. Michele Gaspar
You may know the power of that small, nagging voice. “You’re a fake and it’s only a matter of time before everyone realizes it.” No matter how many lives saved, correct diagnoses made and successful client interactions, the voice says you’ve fooled others and don’t belong.
The recently updated 2018 Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines determine your minimum monthly student loan payment.
Poverty guidelines are used for many different U.S. government programs. One of the most important uses for veterinarians is the Discretionary Income calculation used to generate the minimum monthly student loan payment of federal income-driven repayment plans (IBR, PAYE, REPAYE). Income-driven student loan repayment plans are extremely helpful for those veterinary graduates with student loan balances greater than their annual incomes.
VIN Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition
Second annual essay competition provides veterinary students with an opportunity to provide hindsight into the veterinary school experience.
The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its second annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The essay competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share what they wish they had known prior to applying to or entering the program.
Getting to and through veterinary school takes a long time and a lot of education. Along the way, you can borrow a variety of loan types to finance your education resulting in a complex student loan portfolio. Before you can formulate a repayment plan, you need to understand your student loans. This short video tutorial will show you how to retrieve and upload your NSLDS file.
The VIN Foundation My Student Loans tool will help you make sense of your student loan portfolio. Using your National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) file, My Student Loans will organize your loans by type, date received, interest rate, principal, calculate a weighted average interest rate, and estimate your monthly interest accumulation. This information is crucial for helping you determine which repayment plans you can use.
Choosing a career is more complicated than deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. Whether you’ve just begun thinking about veterinary medicine as a career or it’s been a lifelong dream, you probably have some questions about how to get there and what you may have to give up along the way.
This post is part of our common questions about becoming a veterinarian and their answers section of our blog. Check out more under the veterinary questions and answers category. We also encourage you to add your own voice and send us your questions. Chances are, if you’re wondering about something, someone else is too.
Hi, I’m starting community college next fall and I just wanted to know what classes do you guys recommend for me to take that will benefit me and my plan in becoming a veterinarian. My plan is to graduate high school this year and go to DVC then transfer to UC Davis for their veterinary medicine program. I want to be prepared as I can be!
We are very happy to announce the winners of its first annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. Three creative students were awarded cash prizes to help with educational expenses.
The competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share an innovative solution to a problem facing the profession. Over one hundred entries were submitted from around the world. Veterinary student debt and mental health were the most common problems addressed.
We are excited to announce the launch of our Student Debt Center, a mobile-friendly comprehensive resource for all things related to student debt, in particular veterinary student debt.
With veterinarians leaving school having a debt load routinely exceeding two times their salary, and far surpassing the “healthy” debt-to-income ratio of most professions, this is a critical issue impacting the veterinary profession. Veterinary student debt-related stress is taking a toll on individuals and the profession – a toll measured in physical, emotional and financial stress. The VIN Foundation is answering the call to this crisis with the Student Debt Center.