Financing Medical School


Financing Medical School

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Preparing for the cost of medical school

Cost of Attendance for 2017-18 

As you begin to prepare for medical school, one of the most important steps to take is to prepare yourself for the costs. Understanding the financial undertaking that you are committing to is critical to your long-term fiscal well-being.

Follow this six step Financial Aid Checklist to begin the process of funding your education with federal financial aid.

Financial Aid Checklist

Cost of Attendance

Staying on budget

Finding a roommate, applying for Ohio residency and establishing a budget can help lower your overall expenses. Keep in mind that financial aid budgets for medical students are based on a low to moderate cost of living. 

We've created a medical student budget to help manage your personal finances. 

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Managing the Costs

Scholarship Opportunities

The Heritage College, Dublin

Dublin Primary Care Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations for students at the Heritage College, Dublin Campus, who plan to stay in Ohio to practice primary care for at least three years following residency.

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Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Institutional Scholarships Form

For consideration of any institutional scholarships, students must apply before the end of March 2017.

(Application link is inactive. The application cycle for the 2017-18 academic year has past)


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Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarship  

For Ohio residents, the Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarship offers $30,000 to a qualified medical student who intends to enter primary care and practice in Ohio for three years after residency. This scholarship is funded by the Ohio Board of Regents. 

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Military Scholarship

Military Health Professions Scholarship

If you are in the military or are considering joining, know about these programs to help you on your path to becoming a physician.

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National Health Service Corp (NHSC)

National Health Service Corp (NHSC)

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

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Student Loans

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

The Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available to all students regardless of income or credit. This loan is not subsidized by the federal government. You are responsible for all interest that accrues while you are in school, in deferment or during your grace period. You may choose to make interest payments while in school or defer (and accumulate) the interest until repayment. 

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Graduate PLUS Loans

The Grad PLUS loan is available to medical students who have already borrowed the maximum amount of Stafford Loans and still need additional funding.

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Primary Care Loans

The Primary Care Loan (PCL) program provides long-term, low-interest-rate loans to full-time, financially needy students to pursue a degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine. 

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Emergency Loan

The Emergency Loan program is available to assist all enrolled Heritage College students with short-term funding for unexpected financial problems. 

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