We are dedicated to supporting you

Your time at VCU School of Medicine will be both rewarding and challenging, and we know that planning, budgeting and financing can create an additional burden as you pursue your education. We are dedicated to supporting you each step of the way with the advice, resources and tools you need to reach your financial goals in school and beyond.

Financial Aid for Medical Students

We’re here for you.
Let’s make this happen.

Types of Aid

Debt Management and Resources

Taking on and managing debt can be overwhelming, and it shouldn’t get in the way of accomplishing your goals. Beginning as soon you are accepted into VCU School of Medicine, the Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and help you prepare for your future. Our door is always open.

Brandee Branche, M21 at graduation

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

The School of Medicine Financial Aid Office provides financial aid counseling to students who are enrolled in the Premedical and Predental Graduate Health Sciences Certificate (CERT) program, Ph.D. programs and Master of Science programs.

To apply for financial aid, students must file the FAFSA 2023-2024.

Check your financial aid status online

Nisan Hubbard, Ph.D. conducting research

Student loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

  • Maximum amount: $20,500 for fall and spring semesters
  • Aggregate limit: $138,500
  • Fixed interest rate: 7.05% (begins to accrue at the time of disbursement)
  • Repayment begins six months after termination of enrollment or graduation, or if the student is registered less than half-time
  • One-time promissory note needs to be signed
  • Origination fee of 1.057% is charged upfront for loans disbursed before Oct. 1, 2024

Additional Resources

Scholarship News

Pemra Cetin
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Financial Aid

Joy Jones
Senior Financial Aid Counselor