These resources can help you manage your student loan debt and determine which loan repayment option is best for you during residency. Find additional FIRST resources, including videos, fact sheets, and articles on the Financial Aid page.
Loan Repayment Options
With medical school behind you, you’re certainly due for congratulations. But that’s not all that’s due – loan payback time is just around the corner – either beginning now or when residency is over. Fortunately, when it’s time to repay, you have flexibility in structuring your repayment schedule by choosing the plan that works best for you.
Repayment Assistance Through Forgiveness, Scholarships, or Service
Selecting A Financial Planner
During medical school, it’s likely that your financial questions will revolve around student loans and money management. However, upon graduation, additional expertise may be needed to help manage the other areas of your financial life (investments, retirement, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and more).
Easing into Residency: Transition Tips
While you are looking forward to this next step in your medical career, you may also be experiencing mixed feelings of excitement as well as trepidation about the decisions that you must make in a short period of time. The following suggestions are provided to help you address important issues and to help you transition from medical school to residency.
Should You Consolidate?
The following questions and answers may help you determine if loan consolidation is right for you.
Residency and Relocation Loans -- To Borrow or Not to Borrow
Fourth-year medical students may encounter expenses not included in the standard student budget and may find it necessary to borrow additional funds through a residency and relocation loan.