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Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal Financial Aid

The criteria to receive federal funds from Title IV programs are the same for a medical student as for an undergraduate student. Title IV funds available to our students include Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans.

In order to receive federal financial aid, a student must meet the criteria below:

  • File a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a United States citizen or natural (American Samoa or Swain's Island)
  • Be enrolled in a program which leads to a degree or certificate
  • Demonstrate an ability to benefit from the aid
  • Use federal funds only for educational expenses
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan.
    • This refers to a loan or grant over-award that has not yet been resolved
  • Not have any past drug convictions
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System (if applicable)

Institutional Financial Aid

To be considered eligible for institutional loans and scholarships, a student must meet the criteria above and, in addition, complete the requirements listed below:

  • File a completed FAFSA application with both student and parent financial information.  Parental financial information is required for all students who wish to be considered for institutional aid.
  • Complete the Office of Student Finance Non-Custodial Parent Questionnaire, if applicable
  • Submit your parents' 2016 Tax Return Transcript if you are not able to use the IRS Data Retreival Tool through the FAFSA
  • Submit any other documents requested by the Office of Student Finance, if applicable
    • If you are married as of the date you filed the FAFSA and your combined income is less than the poverty level for the 2016 tax year, you will need to submit parent information on the FAFSA.
    • If you are 29 years old or above as of August 1, 2018, a sliding scale is used to determine parents' estimated contribution. 
    • While is it not a requirement that parents contribute financially to your medical education, we use their financial data when determining eligibility for institutional aid.  

Please refer to the Applying for Aid section of the website for more information.  Feel free contact the Office of Student Finance if you have specific questions regarding eligibility.


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