Applying for Institutional Funds
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 16, 2021 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 16, 2021, 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.
Morehouse School of Medicine
Student Fiscal Affairs Office
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
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.
Funds may not be disbursed prior to registration.