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Finances and Financial Aid


Vet Vance https://www.vetvance.com/

AVMA tools


Prepare a budget and use career tools. Website VBMA http://www.vbma.biz/tools

You should estimate your student loan payments.

Financial Aid

Tara Joyce
Financial Aid Advisor
Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall

515-294-2094   515-294-2223

If you have your PIN from the Dept of Education, you can access your loans here:

Check out links on the ISU Financial Counseling site:

Don't forget potential moving expenses. Homefair.com has a calculator that will estimate cost of living changes from one location to another. Use this calculator to estimate the cost of living associated with moving from Ames to the city of your choice.

Bureau of Labor Statistics data on veterinary salaries by state. http://www.acinet.org/acinet/select_occupation.asp?stfips=&next=occ_rep



Financial Counseling

Financial planning begins the day a student matriculates.  Julia Gwebu provides seminars in financial planning Topics include: Credit and Credit Scoring, Student Loan Repayment Options, Retirement, Investment and Job Benefits, etc.  Ms. Gwebu also offers individual financial planning afternoon appointments in Room 2250 Vet Med.  To schedule an appointment  contact jgwebu@iastate.edu.