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Got Federal Student Debt? You’re Now Closer to Forgiveness Than You Think

Don’t miss out on this special one-time forgiveness count adjustment opportunity. There is a natural temptation to tune out all of the complex rules and regulations around federal student loans and repayment. With confusing repayment plan qualifications and ever-changing, time-limited expansions for existing borrowers, no one would blame you for ignoring the latest and greatest …

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Student Loan Interest Rates Increase for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Each spring, we closely monitor the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield to see the final number setting the federal student loan interest rates for the upcoming academic year. For the 2022-23 veterinary school academic, the answer is a continued trend of increasing student loan interest rates. Federal student loan interest rates are updated each year using …

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Student Loan Forgiveness Planning: Capital Gains Taxes

Over the last couple of years, a common question has come up regarding capital gains taxes on student loan forgiveness planning investments. Capital gains on forgiveness planning is an excellent observation and a great thought experiment for anyone using an income-driven plan and anticipating forgiveness. I’m glad people are turning their wheels on how all …

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Apply Smarter Webinar in Collaboration with SDN and APVMA

VIN Foundation announces pre-veterinary school webinar in collaboration with Student Doctor Network and the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Free webinar helps hopeful pre-veterinary students apply smarter to veterinary school, improve their chances and save thousands in student debt Davis, CA: The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing tools and resources to support veterinary students and veterinarians …

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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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Veterinary School Panel Interview Tips

Amber McElhinney is a 2nd-year veterinary student at UC Davis. In an effort to help pre-veterinary students as they prep for applying to veterinary school we thought Amber’s insight into her personal pre-veterinary journey can help others. We hope you enjoy! As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback, or leave a comment …

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For the Aspiring Veterinarian – Apply Smarter!

Veterinary medicine is experiencing a student debt crisis. Yes, many higher education graduates experience loan repayment hardship; however the magnitude affecting recent veterinary graduates is unique.  Every day I counsel pending and recent graduates through the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and via VIN Foundation who report student debt balances in excess of $200,000, $300,000, $400,000, and $500,000 with incomes between …

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Saving Money in Veterinary School: Living Expenses

Sherry Shih is a 3rd-year veterinary student at UC Davis. This blog post is her personal experience in saving money with living expenses through diligent budgeting efforts. We hope you enjoy! As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback, or leave a comment below. Veterinary school comes with a scary bill. It may feel …

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Student Loan Interest Rates Increase for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Each spring, we closely monitor the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield to see the final number setting the federal student loan interest rates.  For the 2021-22 veterinary school academic, the answer is higher interest rates than last year, but some of the lowest interest rates seen in the last decade. Federal student loan interest rates are updated …

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Choosing the Best Veterinary School for You

Choosing the veterinary schools you apply to is an exciting, yet confusing process. Several publications generate lists of the “best” veterinary schools using various criteria. Unlike some other professions, which veterinary school you attend likely won’t impact your future earnings or career options. However, which school you attend can have a significant impact upon the …

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