It’s going to be another busy week for me, but just wanted to remind everyone to take some time out to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the application that will qualify you for student loans and grants once you start medical school. Even if you are not enrolled in school, and do not currently hold an acceptance, still go ahead and fill it out with the codes of the schools that you hope to attend. It can only help you in the long run, and if you do not attend school in the fall there will be no consequences to having filled it out.
Also, check with the schools that you plan on attending for individual FAFSA requirements. Even if you are married, an older student, or have children, some schools may still require your parents’ information for aid consideration. I believe the majority of allopathic schools have this requirement, but some osteopathic schools will allow you to leave out parent information if you are over a certain age.
The application is really easy and only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s easier if you have already filed your taxes, because you can transport the information directly from the IRS into your application. The link can be found HERE.
Wishing everyone a very wonderful and productive week!