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School of Health Sciences and Practice
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Students applying for the Payment Plan, through the Bursar's Office, for the current semester, are NOT eligible to apply for Financial Aid (student loans).
A student must be matriculated, attending at least half-time and either a US citizen or eligible noncitizen to qualify for Financial Aid (student loans).
A student can only receive Financial Aid (student loans) for the semester they are currently registered for. Financial Aid (student loans) cannot be applied towards a semester that has already ended.
At New York Medical College, we use the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This Needs Analysis System, created by Congress, will determine what a student's and their spouse's contribution should be, based on their income and assets for the previous tax year. THIS AMOUNT IS NOT CALCULATED BY THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL PLANNING, it is calculated by the Department of Education.
Once a contribution amount is established, the Office of Student Financial Planning can determine how much assistance will come from each loan category.
Federal regulations require ALL borrowers to read and sign an entrance counseling form. The purpose of the counseling is to acquaint you with your rights, responsibilities and obligations under the loan programs.
All students are encouraged to make an appointment, once in school, with a counselor to further discuss Financial Aid issues/needs.
It is mandated that students apply for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, before applying for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.
Students should be aware that loans are disbursed in two installments. For example, a student requests an $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. For the first semester, the Department of Education will release half the requested amount, minus any applicable fees. For the second semester, the Department of Education will release the second disbursement for half the requested amount, minus any applicable fees.
Page updated: March 6, 2013