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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Expenses and Financial Aid Home

FAQs

Where is the Office of Student Finance located?

The Office of Student Finance is located in the School of Medicine on the first floor, near the east 100 multipurpose rooms. 



What types of financial aid are available?

In addition to U.S. Department of Education (Stafford and Grad PLUS) programs, institutional scholarships and loans are available.  Students should also be aware that there are scholarships and grants offered through outside organizations.  For more information on these programs, please visit our Scholarships section on this website.



Who can apply for financial aid?

Any student who has been accepted, has met the technical standards, and has decided to enroll is eligible for financial aid (in addition to the meeting the Title IV requirements.  Please see our section on eligibility.



What FAFSA code should I use?

The Hofstra University FAFSA code is 002732.



I forgot my FSA ID.  What should I do?

If you already have an FSA ID but lost it, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.



I have a question about filing my FAFSA.  Who do I contact? 

You may contact the Office of Student Finance at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine for questions related to filing your FAFSA.  Before doing so, please visit the FAFSA Help website to determine if there is an answer to your question available online. 



Are there any deadlines I should be aware of?

The FAFSA cycle opens on January 1st of each academic year. We encourage all applicants to file as soon as possible once the cycle opens (you will need previous year’s Federal tax return).

Continuing students must apply for financial aid no later than May 6th of the calendar year that precedes the upcoming award year. New students should apply as soon as possible. Applications from new students received after August 1, 2016 will not be accepted. Institutional funds are issued relative to level of financial need and availability.



What is “need” and how is it determined?

Need is determined by using both Federal and Institutional Methodologies.  In general terms, the Cost of Attendance (COA) less the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) equals total need.   For more details on the process at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, please browse our section on How to Apply.