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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Office of Student Finance located?

The Office of Student Finance is located in the Zucker School of Medicine on the first floor in the Admissions and Student Finance Suite.

What types of financial aid are available?

In addition to the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program (Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans), institutional aid (scholarship/loan) is available to those who qualify. Students should also be aware that there are scholarships and grants offered through outside organizations. For more information on these programs, please visit the scholarships section of our website.

Who can apply for financial aid?

Any student who has been accepted to the Zucker School of Medicine and has met the financial aid eligibility requirements may apply. For more information, 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 need to create an FSA ID, or you already have created an FSA ID but lost it, please visit

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

You may contact the Office of Student Finance at the Zucker 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 becomes available on October 1st each year. Accepted students should apply as soon as possible, however, applications received after August 1st will not be accepted. Institutional aid (scholarship/loan) is issued relative to level of financial need and availability. You may still file a FAFSA after the August 1st deadline to receive federal student loans.

Continuing students should submit their FAFSA no later than March 15th of the calendar year before the upcoming aid year. If your application is received after this deadline, there is no guarantee that your financial aid package will be prepared prior to the date at which your bill is due. Late submissions may also delay your refund, if applicable, and you may be subject to a late fee. Please review the Applying for Aid section of our website for further instructions.

What is “financial need” and how is it determined?

Financial 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 Zucker School of Medicine, please visit the Applying for Aid section of our website.

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