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AnnualCreditReport.com

You can use this resource in a number of ways, but the top uses that we've found are to keep track of all credit taken out in your name, and to watch that list for any errors that may arise.

AAMC-First

AAMC has provided numerous resources for medical students to use in regard to their finances. Please take some time to explore their site and its many helpful tools.

Fastweb.com

This is one example of a FREE scholarship search engine that is available. There are a number of search engines similar to Fastweb. Just be sure that you follow two guidelines: First, don't pay for a scholarship search engine; there are good free engines out there. Second, beware of search engines that ask too much information. They should not need your social security number to see if you might qualify for a scholarship. Be sure to check the FFC site for other scholarship scam warnings.

Finaid.org

This is widely accepted as one of the top financial aid  information websites, and while it is not specifically geared toward medical students, the owner of the site is very good at summarizing upcoming changes in the law.

Financial Literacy

The iGrad Financial Literacy Suite is available to all USCSOMG students to improve their understanding of financial matters surrounding both financial aid and budgeting. As the site gets to know the student better, it gives each student an individualized set of information to best improve their knowledge.

FAFSA

Home of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Your first stop in applying for financial aid.

Studentloans.gov

This website, set up by the Department of Education is where you'll sign promissory notes, complete loan counseling, apply for new loans, and keep track of all of your loan documents.

Mint.com

This is a free budgeting website that helps you monitor your spending and breaks it down by category. It also provides useful graphs and tables.

USC Financial Literacy Program

USC has a group of people entirely devoted to financial literacy initiatives. Their website can provide you with great tools and tips so that you don't exceed your budget.

7 Easy steps to the FAFSA

While this is mainly directed to undergrad students, this tutorial is one of the best and easiest to use if you run into any trouble completing the FAFSA. Thank you to UC-Santa Barbara for letting us use it.

USC Veterans Service Office

If you are a veteran and want to use your educational benefits, please contact Dr. Rivers at the USC Veterans Service Office.

Health Professions Scholarship Program-Army

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Army's HPSP program may be for you. The scholarship requires years of service so we advise you to carefully consider before signing up. For more information, you can visit Casey Wiley in the Student Services Office.

Health Professions Scholarship Program-Navy

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Navy's HPSP program may be for you. The scholarship requires years of service so we advise you to carefully consider before signing up. For more information, please contact Dr. Benjamin Griffeth, our PSLO. He is a psychiatrist here at GHS and also has served many years as a Navy Doctor.

Health Professions Scholarship Program-Air Force

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Air Force's HPSP program may be for you. Like the Army and Navy, years of service are required once you are certified. We are in the process of establishing a formal contact with Air Force, but in the meantime, please contact Casey Wiley with any questions.

National Guard Scholarship Program-Army

Similar to the HPSP program, the National Guard offers a scholarship program that grants a living stipend in return for years served in the guard. This is different from the active duty requirement of the HPSP programs and if you would like more details, please contact Capt. Kevin Bonderer of the SC Army National Guard at 803-465-4288 or Kevin.Bonderer@us.army.mil.