Financial Aid

The School of Medicine (SOM) Financial Aid Office provides financial aid counseling to students who are enrolled in Medical Doctor degree and various Ph.D. and Master's Programs including the Premedical Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT).

Financial Aid for M.D. Programs

In order to serve its student body efficiently, the SOM maintains its own office of financial aid.

The SOM 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 PROFILE application by CollegeBoard (https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile) as well as the FAFSA 2019-2020 (https://fafsa.ed.gov) In addition, applicants may be asked to provide copies of their and/or their parents' Federal Income Tax Returns. Students seeking only loan assistance are not required to fill out PROFILE application. They must complete FAFSA for every academic year they are seeking federal student loan assistance.

Applicants who anticipate borrowing student loans as a means of financing medical education are advised to ensure that their personal credit record has no adverse credit history. The establishment of good credit is not a requirement for obtaining the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan but the Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan and Private Student 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 SOM for admissions interview.

The SOM Financial Aid Office is the primary point of contact for all financial aid questions. It is located on the fourth floor of McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Room 4-306. You are welcome to visit, call (804-828-4006) or e-mail any staff member.

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Financial Aid for Graduate Programs

We provide financial aid counseling to students who are enrolled in Premedical Health Sciences Certificate Program and the Master's and PhD programs.

The School of Medicine Financial Aid Office provides financial aid counseling to students who are enrolled in Premedical Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT) and the School of Medicine Master's and Ph.D. programs. Students who are interested in obtaining financial aid should file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students are eligible to receive the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for up to 20,500 and if needed, up to the Cost of Attendance, from the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS program. Students who are in default of any type of federal student loan are not to be eligible to receive federal loans until the default status is resolved.

Applicants who anticipate borrowing as a means of financing their medical education are advised to ensure that their personal credit record has no adverse credit history. The establishment of good credit is not a requirement for obtaining the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, but the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan takes credit history into account.

Financial need is not a factor in decisions regarding admission.

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Financial Aid Office address

VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office address information.

Financial Aid Office
Office of Student Affairs
VCU School of Medicine
Physical Address: McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC), 1201 E Marshall St., 4th Floor
Mailing Address: Box 980565
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804-828-4006
Fax: 804-827-5555

Faculty and Staff

VCU School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid faculty and staff contact information.

Pemra E. Cetin, M.B.A.

Pemra E. Cetin, M.B.A.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Financial Aid

Pemra E. Cetin, M.B.A.

Pemra E. Cetin, M.B.A.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

Email: pemra.cetin@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Room 4-037

Paula H. Rafferty

Paula H. Rafferty

Senior Counselor for Office of Financial Aid

Paula H. Rafferty

Paula H. Rafferty

Senior Counselor for Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

Email: paula.rafferty@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Room 4-037