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FAQ - Application Process

How and when do I apply for financial aid for medical school?

  • If you are accepted for admission to the MU School of Medicine, all the necessary financial aid forms will be mailed to you, starting in January when the forms become available. You will receive a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and our School of Medicine Scholarship Application.

When will I be notified of my eligibility for financial aid?

  • Financial aid applicants normally receive an electronic award letter six to eight weeks after they submit the FAFSA. If you would like an early estimate of your aid, send a photocopy of your completed FAFSA to the Coordinator of Financial Aid. A letter requesting an early estimate and a daytime phone number should accompany the photocopy.

Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?

  • Yes, your financial situation must be reassessed each year. However, the federal government has streamlined the reapplication process by creating a Renewal FAFSA on the Web, which already contains much of your previously submitted information. If you do not want to update on the Web, you must submit another paper FAFSA.

What should I do if I'm placed on the alternate list for acceptance?

  • You can go ahead and fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA asks for our federal school code, which is 002516. If you are accepted, your financial aid will process much more quickly if the FAFSA financial information is already on hand.
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