Financial aid is awarded to students based on merit, financial need or both. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement or some special characteristic, skill, talent or ability. Need-based aid is given to students who can show they have financial need. Most medical school financial aid is awarded on the basis of need.
FAFSA federal school code: 002516
Financial Aid can be categorized in three ways:
Gift-aid, or aid that doesn't have to be repaid, can come in the form of a scholarship or grant. Scholarships which obligate you to service at the completion of your residency training are commonly referred to as service grants.
Loans are the most common form of financial assistance for medical students. Federal loan programs at the MU School of Medicine include the Federal Direct Loan Program (the largest program), the Federal Perkins Loan, the Primary Care Loan and the Loan for Disadvantaged Students. Our school also has an institutional loan program.
Work Study is a stipend earned in exchange for work or a service that you provide. This is a very small component of financing considering the academic load carried by medical students.
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Coordinator, Financial Aid
MA213 Medical Sciences Building
Columbia, MO 65212
P: (573) 882-2921
F: (573) 884-2988