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Financial Aid

As you prepare to undertake challenging and rewarding educational experiences, it’s important to start planning how you'll finance your education early in the process.

An Individualized Approach

We offer financial counseling for students in all our graduate programs on request. Graduate students can request a one-on-one session by contacting the Financial Aid Office. 

For Medical Students

We meet briefly with all our first-year students to talk about options for funding and budgeting. During their second year, medical students will meet with us again to talk about how you can deal with the costs of items like step exams and study materials. Our final meetings happen during the fourth year when we talk about travel-related expenses as you begin interviewing for residencies. This is also when we'll begin talking about your student loan repayment options. 

An Open Door Policy

Our door is always open. Come talk to us about scholarships, loans and your financial aid timeline whenever you have questions. 

Other Resources

There are a number of online resources to help you navigate through financial aid sources, including budgeting guides and tips. You can also visit the School of Medicine’s Medical Library to search for financial aid sources. As always, our staff in the Office of Student and Career Services is also available for guidance and to answer any questions.

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