Vet Tech Distance Learning Program
Thank you for considering Purdue University’s Veterinary Technology distance learning program.
Students who meet United States citizenship requirements may be eligible for federal, state, and/or Purdue University financial aid programs. International students with a U.S. citizen cosigner may be eligible for Alternative Loan options.
To apply for federal, state, and Purdue University student aid programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit www.purdue.edu/dfa/howtoapply for more information on how to apply. Our School Code is 001825.
Most types of federal aid, including the Stafford Loan program, require that the student be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students). Students who are enrolled less than half-time and do not already have a Bachelor's degree may be eligible for Pell Grants.
Financial assistance may also be available through Private/Alternative Loan programs; however, few private lenders will certify a loan for a student who is enrolled less than half-time. A cosigner may be required if the student has a low credit rating or insufficient credit history, or is an international student.
Payment of University tuition and fees is typically due thirty (30) days before classes start. However, financial aid is not disbursed until a few days prior to the beginning of the semester. Therefore, financial aid will be sent to the student as a reimbursement for tuition and fees paid by the student.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. As a student taking less than 6 credit hours, am I eligible for a loan deferment?
No, in-school deferments require at least half-time (6+ credit hours) enrollment.
2. I already have a degree; am I eligible to receive financial aid?
Yes, but only Stafford Loans if you are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or private alternative loans. View your SAP status through your myPurdue account. You may be required to submit an appeal if you have a SAP denial due to exceeding the maximum number of credit hours allowed or other reasons. Credit hours from your previous degree are included in the total calculation. No guarantee of an appeal approval is available, and processing takes approximately 3 weeks.
3. If I don't qualify for traditional financial aid, do I have other payment options?
You may sign up for the installment plan through your myPurdue account and make monthly payments to the Bursar each semester.
4. If I am denied financial aid, what are my options to appeal the decision?
You may appeal SAP denials as noted above. However, you cannot appeal the 6 credit hour minimum to receive financial aid. This is a Federal regulation.
5. I was admitted two weeks before the start of the semester; can I still receive financial aid?
Yes, as long as you meet the requirements. Processing of financial aid will typically take longer than 2 weeks, so you will need to pay your bill in full or sign up for the installment plan and make the first payment by the start of the semester to avoid your classes being cancelled for non-payment.
6. If I am waiting for my financial aid to be processed, what other payment options are provided by Purdue?
You need to pay your bill in full or sign up for the installment plan and make the first payment by the start of the semester to avoid your classes being cancelled.
7. If I need to take 6 credit hours to receive financial aid, is it okay to take a class that is not required for my degree?
No, financial aid may only be provided for courses listed on the Vet Tech Distance Learning plan of study that are related to your academic program.
Please feel free to contact us should you have further questions.
For information about enrollment, please visit www.vet.purdue.edu/vettech/DL..