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Tuition Information

Program Costs

Our Certificate of Veterinary Science Degree follows the graduate base rate for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

  • Online: $740 per credit hour

We recommend using the Illinois Cost Calculator for an estimated cost of attendance. To calculate the estimated cost of your semester bill:

  • Select your residency status
  • Select ‘Veterinary Medicine’ as your student level
  • Select the first term you enrolled in the CVS, and which term you would like to see for estimated costs
  • Select ‘Veterinary Medicine (online)– NDEG
  • Select the number of credit hours you will be taking.

Tuition Payments and Deadlines

The full tuition payment is due on the 28th day of the month unless a student is enrolled in the optional UI-Pay Payment Plan:

  • Fall tuition deadline: September 28th
  • Spring tuition deadline: February 28th
  • Summer tuition deadline: June 28th or July 28th

A payment plan allows students to spread out the total payments across multiple months. Students can learn more about how to enroll in a payment plan here.

For more information on tuition and billing, please refer to the University Bursar.

Financial Aid

Students in the graduate certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Because this graduate certificate is also an elective track within our Master of Veterinary Science Degree program, options are available. Please reach out to us for more information.


We do have limited scholarships available upon admission to the CVS program. To be eligible for consideration, incoming students must be fully admitted and complete our scholarship application. Students who receive a scholarship will be notified of the award before their first semester begins.

Tuition and fees are direct costs charged by the university. The cost of attendance also includes indirect cost allowances for food, housing, books, supplies and other expenses. You will not be billed by the university for these costs unless you live in university housing. 

Have more questions about the course and programs?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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