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Applying for Aid

When applying for financial aid at the Zucker School of Medicine, you have the option to apply for either federal financial aid only, or both federal and institutional aid.  Please visit the Eligibility section of our website for more information about federal and institutional financial aid.

  • Option #1 – Federal Financial Aid ONLY
    • Step 1:  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

      The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary financial aid application. It must be completed by students interested in applying for federal aid (Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans) and those interested in applying for institutional aid.

      In order to complete the FAFSA, a student must:

      • Complete the FAFSA using your 2017 income and asset information
      • Have a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password to log in
        • If you have never completed the FAFSA before, you must create a FSA ID and password on the Federal Student Aid website.
        • If you forgot your ID or password you can reset either one by going to the FSA website and clicking on the Edit My FSA ID tab.
      • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
      • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
      • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
      • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
        • In the finances section of the FAFSA, you will see a "Link to IRS" button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
          • If you are not eligible to use the IRS DRT, please follow Step 2 below.
        • Click the "Link to IRS" button and log in to the IRS to retrieve your tax return information.
        • Review your tax return information, and see the tax data that will be transferred into your FAFSA.
        • Check the "Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA" box, and click the "Transfer Now" button.
        • Review your federal tax return information that has been transferred into the data fields on your FAFSA.
        • For more information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, please visit IRS DRT Student Aid website
    • Step 2:  Submit Supplemental Documents – if applicable

      Students
      If you filed a 2017 tax return but are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA application for any of the below reasons, please submit your 2017 Tax Return Transcript by visiting the IRS website.

        • You are married, and either you or your spouse filed as Married Filing Separately.
        • You are married, and either you or your spouse filed as Head of Household.
        • You filed a Form 1040X amended tax return. Remember, the Form 1040X is used to correct your original tax return.
        • You filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return.

      For more information about requesting the tax transcript, please visit the IRS's Tax Transcript FAQ website.

      • Please note that a tax return transcript is not the same as a tax return.
      • Due to security reasons, all documents must be sent from the student's Hofstra pride email account or faxed to our office at 516-463-7540. The Zucker School of Medicine is committed to keeping your information secure.
  • Option #2 – Both Federal and Institutional Financial Aid
    • Step 1:  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

      The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary financial aid application. It must be completed by students interested in applying for federal aid (Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans) and those interested in applying for institutional aid.

      In order to complete the FAFSA, a student must:

      • Complete the FAFSA with both your 2017 income and asset information and your parents' information.  This is required for all students that would like to be considered for institutional scholarships and loans.
        • 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.
      • Have a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password to log in
        • If you have never completed the FAFSA before, you must create a FSA ID and password on the Federal Student Aid website.
        • If you forgot your ID or password you can reset either one by going to the FSA website and clicking on the Edit My FSA ID tab.
      • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
      • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
      • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
      • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
        • In the finances section of the FAFSA, you will see a "Link to IRS" button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
          • If you are not eligible to use the IRS DRT, please follow Step 3 below.
        • Click the "Link to IRS" button and log in to the IRS to retrieve your tax return information.
        • Review your tax return information, and see the tax data that will be transferred into your FAFSA.
        • Check the "Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA" box, and click the "Transfer Now" button.
        • Review your federal tax return information that has been transferred into the data fields on your FAFSA.
        • For more information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, please visit IRS DRT Student Aid website

      If your parents reside outside the United States, a student must:

      • Select "foreign tax return" for type of tax return filed on the FAFSA, if applicable
      • Submit a copy of your parents' 2017 foreign tax return and a signed statement of all assets.
      • If a tax return is not required to be filed by a particular country, we will accept a signed statement from your parents indicating all income and assets for 2017.
      • Due to security reasons, all documents must be sent from the student's Hofstra pride email account or faxed to our office at 516-463-7540. The Zucker School of Medicine is committed to keeping your information secure.
    • Step 2:  Complete the Non-Custodial Parent Application – if applicable

      The Non-Custodial Parent Application is required for all students to whom this applies who wish to be considered for institutional scholarships or loans.  Students who only wish to apply for federal student loans do not need to complete this application.

      • A link to the application will be provided in the Office of Student Finance's Welcome email upon deposit.
      • Submit a copy of the 2017 tax return transcript by visiting the IRS website.

      If your Non-Custodial parent resides outside the United States:

      • Submit a copy of his/her 2017 foreign tax return and a signed statement of all assets.
      • If a tax return is not required to be filed by a particular country, we will accept a signed statement from your parent indicating all income and assets for 2017.
      • Due to security reasons, all documents must be sent from the student's Hofstra pride email account or faxed to our office at 516-463-7540. The Zucker School of Medicine is committed to keeping your information secure.
    • Step 3: Submit Supplemental Documents – if applicable


      Students & Parents
      If you filed a 2017 tax return but are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA application for any of the below reasons, please submit your 2017 Tax Transcript by visiting the IRS website.

        • You are married, and either you or your spouse filed as Married Filing Separately.
        • You are married, and either you or your spouse filed as Head of Household.
        • You filed a Form 1040X amended tax return. Remember, the Form 1040X is used to correct your original tax return.
        • You filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return.

      For more information about requesting the tax transcript, please visit the IRS's Tax Transcript FAQ website.

        • Please note that a tax transcript is not the same as a tax return.
        • Due to security reasons, all documents must be sent from the student's Hofstra pride email account or faxed to our office at 516-463-7540. The Zucker School of Medicine is committed to keeping your information secure.

Institutional aid award amounts (scholarship and NSLIJ-Health loan) are guaranteed as of the 2018-19 aid year. No additional information is required to continue to receive these awards.

To apply for federal loans, students must complete the steps below:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary financial aid application. It must be completed by students interested in applying for federal aid (Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans) and those interested in applying for institutional aid.

To complete the FAFSA, a student must:

  • Complete the FAFSA using your 2017 income and asset information
  • Have a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password to log in
    • If you have never completed the FAFSA before, you must create a FSA ID and password on the Federal Student Aid website.
    • If you forgot your ID or password you can reset either one by going to the FSA website and clicking on the Edit My FSA ID tab.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
    • In the finances section of the FAFSA, you will see a "Link to IRS" button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
      • If you are not eligible to use the IRS DRT, please follow Step 2 below.
    • Click the "Link to IRS" button and log in to the IRS to retrieve your tax return information.
    • Review your tax return information and see the tax data that will be transferred into your FAFSA.
    • Check the "Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA" box and click the "Transfer Now" button.
    • Review your federal tax return information that has been transferred into the data fields on your FAFSA.
    • For more information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, please visit IRS DRT Student Aid website

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