- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)(www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Federal Student Aid(studentaid.ed.gov)
- Income-Based Repayment(www.ibrinfo.org)
If you have researched medical schools, you know that the cost of attending a public or private school is a serious investment. However, if medicine is your calling and you have the intellectual and personal dedication to get into medical school, rest assured that you will have access to numerous resources to help limit your total costs and debt. From scholarships to grants to loan repayment programs, the options are abundant.
You can afford to go to medical school and pursue the specialty of your choice if you get organized and savvy about your finances before you begin. It is important to develop a plan to finance medical school, identify specific strategies for covering these costs, and create an annual budget and timeline for reassessing these costs. The following information provides you with practical tools to better understand the issues and sources of aid as you apply to medical school.