Applying for Aid

Please click the links (also at left) for information on policies and deadlines as well as links to all of our application materials.

Read below for a step-by-step summary of the application process.

The Financial Aid Process: Start to Finish

Steps listed indicate things you must do. Steps listed in italics describe the events that will take place once you have completed each step.

  1. Submit your completed financial aid application to the Office of Financial Aid by the stated deadline or priority consideration date
    The Office of Financial Aid staff will review your eligibility and send you a Financial Aid Notice (FAN) detailing the types of aid you are eligible to receive
  2. Sign and return one copy of the FAN to the Office of Financial Aid within 2-3 weeks of receipt of the FAN
  3. Complete Master Promissory Notes for all loans you wish to accept
    • Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
      Upon receipt of your FAN and your completion of the MPN the Office of Financial Aid will certify your loan eligibility
    • Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
      Upon receipt of your FAN and your completion of the MPN the Office of Financial Aid will certify your loan eligibility
    • Wolfson Loan Master Promissory Note
    • Perkins Loan Master Promisory Note
  4. Complete the mandatory Stafford and Graduate PLUS Entrance Interview as well as the Perkins Loan Entrance Interview at the same time you complete the MPN(s)
    • Your lender will disburse your semester's loan proceeds to the university on the first day of the semester based on your program's academic calendar
    • The Office of the Health Sciences Bursar will issue refund checks if your loans exceed your billed charges