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Entering First-Year Students

  • Start looking for privately funded scholarships about one year before you anticipate entering medical school. Check out local organizations, etc., and try some of the free national scholarship searches linked to this Web site.

  • Apply for admission to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine by filing with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) by Nov. 1. A complete description of admission requirements and the application process is found on the School of Medicine Web site

  • If accepted, you will be mailed a School of Medicine scholarship application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. (Most students apply electronically now.)

  • After completing the School of Medicine scholarship application, mail it to the address on the form.

  • After completing your FAFSA, submit it to the federal processor. If your taxes aren't done, you are allowed to estimate the amount and correct it later. The FAFSA form asks for our federal school code; it is 002516. Try to submit your FAFSA by mid-March if you are accepted by that date.

  • Expect to receive a blue and white Student Aid Report from the federal processor within four to six weeks. If you filed an electronic FAFSA on the web, you will receive an e-mail. If you do not receive it, check its status with the federal processor by calling 1 (800) 433-3243.

  • Make sure your Student Aid Report is accurate. If it is not, you can make changes online using the PIN given you by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • MU will receive your Student Aid Report electronically from the federal processor and issue an electronic award letter. This award letter will tell you the amount of aid for which you are eligible. Review it carefully and accept, decline or modify the aid offered.

  • If you accept loans, you normally will be sent promissory notes to complete before funds actually will be credited to your account.

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