Frequently Asked Questions
- Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA)
- Supplemental Application for Institutional Scholarships and Loans
When should I begin working on my FAFSA?
The 2023-2024 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2022.
Do I need to have my taxes done in order to complete the FAFSA?
For the 2023-2024 FAFSA, you will use your completed 2021 tax information. The FAFSA always uses the prior year's 1040 tax return for completion.
What does "selected for verification" mean?
You will need to complete the Independent Verification form and update tax information on the FAFSA through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).
How long does the verification process take?
Verification can take up to 4-6 weeks.
How much financial aid can I borrow each year?
You can borrow up to your Cost of Attendance.
What types of aid are available?
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Institutional Scholarships, and Institutional Loans.
What grants are available (i.e. Pell)?
There are no Federal grants available to medical students. Pell grants are only available to undergraduate students.
Are there any scholarships I can apply for?
The medical school has a limited number of Institutional Scholarships to be awarded each year. The amounts range from $500 to $5,000.
How do I apply for the Institutional Scholarships and Loans?
To apply for the Institutional Scholarships and Loans, you must first complete and submit a FAFSA to the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and then complete the School of Medicine Supplemental Application for Institutional Scholarships and Loans.
When is the Supplemental Application for Institutional Scholarships and Loans due?
Admitted students are eligible to apply through March 15th.
When does packaging/awarding of financial aid take place?
Federal aid is packaged and institutional awards are made in April.
Do I have to sign a new Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan promissory note every year?
No. You only need to complete the Master Promissory Note when you receive a Federal Direct Unsubsidized and/or Graduate PLUS Loan for the first time in Medical School.
How can I tell if my financial aid file is complete?
You can view your financial aid information by accessing the Campus Information System (CIS).
Does the School of Medicine have its own financial aid office?
Wendy Clark is the Financial Aid Administrator for the Medical School and students are encouraged to schedule a Zoom/phone appointment. Wendy can assist with debt management and most financial aid information such as: completing forms, looking up awards and disbursements, and review checklists. However, all financial aid is processed by the main campus University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
How do I contact the Main Campus Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid?
You can call 801-581-6211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I pick up or submit financial aid forms, i.e. verification, additional loan requests, appeals?
Most forms are available online.