Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid at Your School

Find out what financial aid is offered by your school; knowing this information prior to applying for aid will help you understand what is offered to you after you submit your aid application.  Being familiar with what may be offered to you will provide you with a general knowledge of the type of aid you may want to accept and how much aid you may need to accept when you receive your financial aid offer.

Many times, you can view the types of aid offered at your school by reviewing the school’s financial aid webpages. Not all schools offer the same types of aid, and eligibility for certain aid may vary from school to school. 

While reviewing your school’s financial aid webpages, be sure to note the applications that you will need to complete.  Some schools may require that you only complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive federal loans; however, some schools may require you to complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile and/or their own institutional application.

You will want to be mindful of the school’s application deadlines. If the financial aid staff at your school requests any additional information or documents, be sure to submit that information in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about the aid offered, or the financial aid processes, reach out to the financial aid staff at your school. Be sure to get your questions answered immediately. The financial aid staff will be there for you throughout medical school and you will want to build a strong rapport with them from the beginning of medical school.