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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Furloughed and Unpaid Federal Veterinarians

Furloughed and Unpaid Federal Veterinarians

More than 3,000 veterinarians are Federal Government employees (USDA, FDA, EPA), and many work for agencies who are impacted when the government shuts down. Even though the longest shutdown in U.S. history as just come to a close, there is a chance this will happen again in the future and impacted folks may still not …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | In-School Loan Estimator expands VIN Foundation Student Debt Part 2

Veterinary Student Debt Questions and Answers Part 2

VIN Foundation partnered with Under the Microscope to bring you a free follow up webinar: Veterinary Student Debt Questions and Answers Part 2 What In Part 1 we covered the basics and answered questions. For Part 2 we talked through actual cases. Feel free to add your questions, comments, experiences, and suggestions to add to …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | 2019 New Veterinary Graduate Student Loan Playbook

Repay Wiser: 2019 New Veterinary Graduate Student Loan Playbook

Do you have student loans? Are you confused about how or when to get your repayment plan started? What’s the “best” strategy for paying your student loans now that you’ve graduated veterinary school? The VIN Foundation Class of 2022 New Veterinary Graduate Student Loan Playbook is here to help! CLASS OF 2022 NEW GRADUATE PLAYBOOK …

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New Grad Student Loan Questions and Answers: Income-Driven Repayment (PAYE, REPAYE, IBR)

Here are some questions about Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) that we tackled live during the 2019 New Veterinary Graduate Student Loan Repayment Webinar. “Do we have to select a repayment plan every year or will we stay in the first one by default?” If you do not select any repayment plan you will be placed in …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Solutions for the Profession Veterinary Student Essay Competition

VIN Foundation Announces 4th Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition

FOURTH ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION ASKS VETERINARY STUDENTS TO SUGGEST IDEAS TO IMPROVE THEIR VETERINARY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its fourth annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. This year’s competition asks veterinary students whether their veterinary school education is effective, efficient, and relevant to their career goals. The topic encourages them to …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | income-driven-repayment-plan-application-2019

Applying For or Renewing Your Income-Driven Repayment Plan

A small, but significant change to the Department of Education (ED) updates Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan Request was made in 2019.  The IDR Plan Request form allows you to apply, renew, or update your student loan payment using Revised Pay as You Earn (REPAYE), Pay as you Earn (PAYE), Income-Based Repayment (IBR) or Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) for …

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Employer Assisted Student Loan Repayment Benefits for Veterinarians

We have run thousands of student-loan repayment simulations for veterinarians in an effort to help them navigate their student loans and repayment options. The results have shown for situations where student debt exceeds income, the most flexible and financially beneficial repayment strategies are counterintuitive.Contrary to conventional wisdom, loans with shorter terms and lower interest rates don’t necessarily …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Should I refinance my Federal Student Loans?

Should I Refinance My Federal Student Loans?

HOW TO KNOW IF OR WHEN YOU SHOULD REFI YOUR FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS Managing your veterinary student debt can be as emotionally charged as managing patients. But, in finances as in medicine, the best decisions are evidence-based. The bombardment of marketing campaigns encouraging you to refinance your federal student loans into a private loan(s) can …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | The Financials of Applying to Veterinary School – What I Wish I Had Known Amber McElhinney

The Financials of Applying to Veterinary School – What I Wish I Had Known

Amber McElhinney is a 2nd year veterinary student at UC Davis. Due to COVID many veterinary student summer plans were changed and Amber is one of many who has been helping out the VIN Foundation student debt efforts this summer. In an effort to help pre-veterinary students as they prep for applying to veterinary school …

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