STUDENT LOANS

America can help with access.

We work very closely with the U.S. government to preserve our status as a U.S. Department of Education (TITLE IV) approved program–which allows you to use U.S. federal loans to help you become a doctor. A significant advantage when looking for alternative paths to studying medicine.

The U.S. Department of Education
Within the U.S.: (800) 433-3243
Direct: (319) 337-5665
Apply at: studentloans.gov
Use school code: G08147

Direct Stafford Loans

A non need-based option in the form of a Direct Unsubsidized loan with a competitive rate.

Direct Graduate Plus Loan

A loan option that covers the difference between the Cost of Attendance and other financial aid received.

Students who are not eligible for federal aid may still be eligible for private funding through private lenders such as Sallie Mae.

Eligibility for private alternative loans often depends on the student’s credit score. Therefore, a cosigner may be required. Also, private loans tend to cost more than education loans offered by the Federal government, but are less expensive than credit card debt.

Sallie Mae
Lender ID: 900909
Smart Option
Within the U.S.: (800) 252-2041
Direct: (850) 767-7471
Puerto Rico: (877) 456-6221
Apply at: salliemae.com
Using OPEID: 008147

You are by no means required to choose any of the lenders we suggest. Feel free to do your own research. And please contact the Financial Aid Office if have any questions or if you’d like our help. We can provide instructions on how to apply for a loan with the lender of your choosing.

Regarding Veterans’ Benefits

You may be eligible to take advantage of significant VA benefits. Contact your local Veterans Administration Regional Office representative before requesting enrollment verification for your Medical School for VA benefits.

To find out if the VA can help you become a doctor, dial their toll-free number. (888) 442-4551

From outside the U.S., call the Buffalo Regional Office. Once connected, enter “option 1” right away to be placed in a priority queue. (716) 857-3196 or (716) 857-3197

Office hours for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm EDT.

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