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School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

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.

For further information, contact:

VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office
McGlothlin Medical Education Center
P.O. Box 980565
Richmond VA 23298-0565
Phone: 804-828-4006