Lockhart A. 2015. I want to be a zoological animal nutritionist or veterinarian but how do I afford the cost of my education? Student debt relief. In Bissell H, Brooks M Eds. Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Portland, OR.
The high cost of education and the burden of student debt prevent many from pursuing and remaining in public interest careers. Our world has a growing need for higher degrees, but the cost of educating our populace is shifting to students and families. The average student loan debt for a Bachelor’s degree exceeds $30,000 while the debt for advanced degrees can exceed $150,000; meanwhile, the average starting salary at not for profits range from $35,000 – $45,000.10_Lockhart.pdf     18 KB