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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Financial Aid Eligibility


Federal Financial Aid

The criteria to receive federal funds from Title IV programs are the same for a medical student as for an undergraduate student. Title IV funds available to our students include Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans.
In order to receive federal financial aid, a student must meet the criteria below:

  • File a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a United States citizen or natural (American Samoa or Swain's Island)
  • Be enrolled in a program which leads to a degree or certificate
  • Demonstrate an ability to benefit from the aid
  • Use federal funds only for educational expenses
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan.
    • This refers to a loan or grant over-award that has not yet been resolved
  • Not have any past drug convictions
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System (if applicable)

Institutional Financial Aid

To be considered for institutional loans and scholarships, a student must meet the criteria above and, in addition, complete the requirements listed below:

  • File a completed FAFSA application with both student and parent financial information
    • Be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA to transfer both student and parent tax information
  • Complete the Office of Student Finance Supplemental Data Questionnaire
  • Submit any other documents requested by the Office of Student Finance, if applicable
  • NOTE:  If you are 29 or older, or if you are married, please contact the Office of Student Finance as you may not need to submit parent information.

Please contact the Office of Student Finance if you have specific questions regarding eligibility.