CERT Financial Aid
Applicants for the Premedical Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT) and CERT/M.S. programs who are interested in obtaining Financial Aid should file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students are eligible for up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and additional loan funds if needed—up to the Cost of Education—from the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS program.
Applicants who anticipate borrowing as a means of financing medical education are advised to assure that their personal credit record has no adverse credit history. The establishment of good credit is not a requirement for obtaining subsidized and unsubsidized student loans, but Graduate PLUS loans take credit history into account.
Financial need is not a factor in decisions regarding admission.
- Check your financial aid status online
- Federal Programs
- Downloadable Forms (VCU Financial Aid)
- Rights and Responsibilities (VCU Financial Aid)
- VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students
- Cost of Attendance for CERT Program
For further information, contact:
VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office
McGlothlin Medical Education Center
P.O. Box 980565
Richmond VA 23298-0565