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Financial Support

The Office of Student Financial Planning provides personalized assistance that serves the unique financial needs of each School of Medicine student.

Every program has specific funding that can be combined with federal loan options from the Department of Education.

Visit the financial planning website

Medical education / MD programs

Each year, tuition is frozen for the entering class, so the cost for each student is the same each year for all four years of medical school. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by the Committee on Admissions. Need-based scholarships are awarded through the financial planning office. Loans are available to students who qualify based on completion of the FAFSA and the financial aid application.

On average, our medical students graduate with debt significantly lower than the national average. In fact, our graduates’ average indebtedness is among the lowest of the 114 medical schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Only one other medical school besides Washington University reported average debt below $100,000 for graduates in 2016.

Other School of Medicine programs

For students enrolling in a program in audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy or biostatistics, the financial planning office primarily provides federal student loan aid combined with any program-available scholarships, work-study and assistantships.