Financial Aid Checklist

Applying for Financial Aid

How do I apply for financial aid for 2017-2018?

Financial Aid Checklist Financial Aid Checklist

Financing a medical education is an expensive proposition. Although the primary responsibility for paying for your medical education lies with you, the majority of the Heritage College student body relies on some form of financial aid to fund all or part of their educational costs. The process of applying for financial aid can be confusing and can vary from school to school. We are here to assist you with each step of the process. 


Special presentations for the Class of 2021

Watch these PowerPoint presentations when applying for financial aid for 2017-2018.

Presentations

Step 1

Complete the FAFSA

(Required for all students)  

  • Be sure to use the correct code for the Heritage College: E00306
  • This is required to be eligible for all student loans and most of the scholarships.
  • Be sure to include your parents’ financial information on the FAFSA if you are planning to apply for scholarships. 

FASFA Application

Step 2

Complete a Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Federal Loan program

(Required for Class of 2021 or a student who did not borrow Stafford Loans in 2016-2017)

When you log in, you will prompted to select a school from the list of schools in the state of Ohio. We are listed as "College of Osteopathic Medicine"  (without  the word Ohio before it). Do not select Ohio University because that is the main campus promissory note.

Complete MPN

Step 3

Complete the Stafford Loan Request Form 

(Required for all students)

Stafford Loan Request

Step 4

Complete the Entrance Interview - Part I "Entrance Counseling"

(Required for Class of 2021 or a student who has not borrowed Stafford Loans while attending the Heritage College)

When you log in, you will prompted to select a school from the list of schools in the state of Ohio. We are listed as "College of Osteopathic Medicine" (without the word Ohio before it). The next box is select student type choose the graduate or professional student box.

Takes approximately 20 minutes.  Hint - print the confirmation sheet and keep it in case we do not receive the electronic notification.

Entrance Counseling

Step 5

Complete the Entrance Interview - Part II "Eye Opener"

(Required for Class of 2021, 2020 or a student who has not borrowed Stafford Loans while attending the Heritage College)

This is a financial literacy exercise only and is not a request for Stafford loans. A personal identification number (PID) is required for this exercise. The Admissions Office should have provided this to you. If you haven't received your PID, contact the Admissions Office.

Eye Opener

Step 6

Heritage College Institutional Scholarships

Apply for the Heritage College Institutional Scholarships and download the instructions for completing the application (optional). 

(The application cycle for the 2017-18 academic year deadline has past. The link is inactive and the application is no longer available.)

Grad Plus Loan

You may also apply for a Grad PLUS Loan

The Grad PLUS is another federal student loan available to medical students. The Grad PLUS Loan offers a fixed 7.0% interest rate for the 2017-18 academic year. The Grad PLUS Loan allows you to borrow up the full annual cost of attendance minus other financial aid received (scholarships, fellowships, grants, federal student loans, private student loans). There is no aggregate Grad PLUS Loan limit.

GRAD PLUS