In order to serve its student body efficiently, the School of Medicine maintains its own office of financial aid. The School of Medicine’s Scholarship Committee, composed of administrators, faculty and appointed physicians from various specialties of medicine, makes policies for the awarding of institutional financial aid. Applicants seeking consideration for institutional scholarships must file the NeedAccess forms as well as the the FAFSA. In addition, applicants may be asked to provide copies of their or their parents’ Federal Income Tax Returns. Students seeking only loan assistance are not required to provide parental financial information.
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 unsubsicized student loans, but Alternative Loans and Graduate PLUS loans take credit history into account.
Financial need is not a factor in decisions regarding admission. Financial aid information is made available to all students who are invited to the School for admission interviews.
- Check your financial aid status online
- How to Apply
- Federal Programs
- Organizational Programs
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Helpful Links
- 2012–2013 Cost of Attendance
- 2011–2012 Cost of Attendance: Inova Campus
- VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students
- VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Checklist for M.D. Program
- (MD)2: Monetary Decisions for Medical Doctors (Personal Budgeting and Money Saving Tips)
- League of Women Voters
We encourage all students to voice your opinions and concerns regarding the Federal Aid programs. The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit organization and their website makes it “point and click” easy to send e-mail to your congressional representatives.