A limited amount of institutional funds are available to M.D. students based on financial
need. All M.D. students are required to submit parental information to be considered for
institutional financial aid. The Student Financial Aid Office requires information about your family's financial
situation, regardless of your dependency status, so we can make intelligent decisions
about the equitable distribution of financial aid resources. If all students were
"independent," we would be unable to determine who came from a family that has been
historically, economically disadvantaged.
Students who miss the Financial Aid deadline of March 23, 2022 may be considered for Institutional grant aid, only after awarding all eligible students
who honored this deadline, should funds be available. Submitting requested parent
income information, after the deadline, does not guarantee that you will be considered
for Institutional grant funds.
Students accepted for admission after the March 23, 2022, Financial Aid deadline will be granted 14 business days to submit all required documentation.
Files completed within the 14 day timeframe will be reviewed to determine eligibility
for Institutional grants/scholarships (Need based aid).
If you do not wish to be considered for institutional funds and/or feel you will not
qualify for these funds, then you should only fill out the "Student's" section of
the FAFSA Form. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT THE PARENT'S SECTION OF THE FAFSA.
An important financial aid concept is the family, to the extent it can contribute,
has primary responsibility for financing the cost of the student's education. We consider
parental (and spouse's, if applicable) income information on all (includes technically
independent students) M.D. students.
In estimating the amount your parent(s) are able to contribute to your educational
expenses, their income, assets, debts, family size and number of family members in
college are considered.
Students working part-time are expected to contribute toward their educational expenses.
Their spouse's income and a portion of any assets including equity in real estate,
stocks, bonds and other securities; business and farm equity; cash, and bank account
is considered a resource.
Instructions for Applying for Financial Aid
Please use the following steps below to guide you through the process.
Please Note: Beginning with the 2022-23 FAFSA, applicants must provide income from
the prior tax filing year. This means that the 2022-23 FAFSA data submitted (students
and spouse/parents, if applicable) should reflect 2020 income.
Any student applying only for the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Graduate PLUS
Loan, or the Alternative Loan Program should complete the Student Section of the FAFSA
only! Complete the appropriate section of the FAFSA Form at studentaid.gov. Our school code is G24821.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC): EFC is based on the FAFSA Form computerized analysis
of income and asset information that the family provides on the form. It is an estimate
of the dollar amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education.
This information is used to determine your eligibility for institutional financial
FSA ID: An FSA ID is needed to apply for student aid through the FAFSA website.
Parent Section: This section of the FAFSA Form must be completed only if you wish
to be considered for institutional funds (i.e., MSM grants, SDS, or Primary Care Loans).
You must forward signed and dated copies of your parents/step-parents* completed 2020
signed Federal Income Tax Return forms.
*Only applies to applicants seeking institutional funds for the M.D. Program.
Parent(s) Non-Filer form: If any of the persons listed above are required to submit tax returns, have neither
filed nor intend to file a 2020 Federal Income Tax Return, they must complete a "Non-filers
Certification Form" (W-2 forms and 1099 forms must be submitted to verify all taxable
and untaxable earnings, interest income payments, annuities, etc.).
When the FAFSA data is compared with the official 2020 IRS Form 1040, or 1040EZ that
is filed by you and your family, the financial information must agree. If there are
any errors, this will delay your financial aid process and it will take longer to
determine your eligibility and receive institutional and federal student aid.
NOTE: First, log onto studentaid.gov. Complete the Federal Stafford Unsubsidized loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and
the Graduate Entrance counseling session. The Graduate Plus loan application and credit
check are also required, but not prior to June 3, 2022. Credit checks for this loan
expire within 180 days after completion. Submission of any additional credit checks
could result in a denial if adverse changes exist on your credit report. Entering
students with a complete file status should submit the loan application/credit check
June 3, 2022, through June 17, 2022. Students will have an opportunity to submit
the on-line loan documents after this timeframe depending on your file status.
Morehouse School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org Student Fiscal Affairs Office 720 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495 404-752-1655
Note: Please include your name, address, and telephone number, on all documents and
forms that you submit to the Student Fiscal Affairs Office.
If it is necessary for the Student Fiscal Affairs Office to clarify or verify any
information you have provided, other forms requesting additional information will
be sent to you. In the event you receive these forms, please complete and return them
promptly so that we may determine your eligibility for financial aid.
Financial aid files will be considered incomplete until all requested information
is received. Students who fail to follow the above instructions and do not submit
the required information by the established deadline dates will not receive priority
consideration for institutional funds.