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.
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.
Domestic – (800) 472-5543
International – (877) 416-0012 or (302) 451-0546 (charges may apply)
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm ET or Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm ET
Apply at: salliemae.com
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.
Direct Stafford Loans
A non need-based option in the form of a Direct Unsubsidized loan with a competitive rate.
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 Muskogee Regional Office at 918-781-5678
Office hours for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm EDT.