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Tuition and Financial Aid

VCOM is the #3 most affordable private medical school in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.

2024-2025 Tuition and Estimated Costs

Tuition is the annual curriculum fee for the DO program, while the total estimated cost of attendance (COA) includes tuition, living and educational expenses, and other miscellaneous costs.


Tuition for the DO Program.
Tuition is the same across all VCOM campuses. Amount is subject to change annually.


Estimated Cost of Attendance.
Costs vary by year
in the DO program.


Estimated cost of attendance varies by year in the DO program (first-year through fourth-year) based on differences in required supplies, equipment, and travel.

See your Cost of Attendance

The COA is the foundation for establishing your financial need each year, which determines the amount of aid you may receive in federal loans.

See the student handbook (PDF) for details about tuition payments and how we calculate cost of attendance.

Applying for Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are the best options for financial aid if you can get them, but they're often very competitive and don't always cover your full cost of attendance. Check our database of scholarships available to VCOM students to find opportunities that might work for you.

View Scholarships

Federal Loans

Most students rely on federal loans to help cover the cost of medical school. To get your aid offer, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

See exit counseling information for possible repayment options you may qualify for on your loans.


Private Loans

Private or alternative loans can bridge the gap between your total cost of attendance and other types of financial aid. We don't endorse any particular lending agencies, and encourage you to use as much of your federal loan eligibility as possible before considering a private loan. 

Find details about applying for federal and private loans in the VCOM student handbook (PDF).


How will you pay for medical school?

Medical school is a big investment, and you want to pay off your student loans as quickly and cheaply as possible. Learn about the different strategies and options for repaying your loans and forgiveness programs you might be eligible for. 

Affording Your Education

CARES Act 2020

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) signed and returned the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education on April 13, 2020 in application of emergency funds for students. VCOM subsequently signed and returned a second certification and agreement in application of funds for Recipient’s Institutional Costs on April 27th, 2020.

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