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How to Apply | Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Financial Aid

We realize that the cost of attending a full-time post-baccalaureate premedical program is expensive, and likely to be followed by several years of medical school expenses. This is why we have a specific financial aid officer who will work with you to help you plan and manage the expenses associated with attending the Post-Baccalaureate Program.

Scholarship support is not currently available from Hopkins, but qualified students may be eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans for a 12-month period. Many students entering the Post-Baccalaureate Program may apply for federal aid as independent students (no parental data required). For independent students, the loan limits are up to $5,500 in a subsidized loan (depending on financial need) and $7,000 in an unsubsidized loan. Dependent students may borrow only the $5,500 loan which may be subsidized or unsubsidized depending on financial need, along with an additional $2,000 in unsubsidized loan. Supplemental borrowing options are also available to cover the total cost of attendance, which includes living expenses. Please refer to the Loans section of this website for more information.

Federal Direct Student Loans are available for this non-degree program because it is a preparatory program for entrance to medical school. However, federal regulations limit students in preparatory programs to one year of federal student aid. If your program should extend beyond one calendar year, you will need to consider alternative funding, such as private loans. Refer to the information on Supplemental Loans.

Students in the post-baccalaureate program are not considered graduate students because the program is a non-degree, preparatory program. Therefore, students in this program are not eligible to apply for the Graduate PLUS federal loan program.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Eligibility for Federal Direct Loans is determined by a formula using the data you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To determine if you may be considered an independent student for federal aid purposes, refer to FAFSA's dependency questions. The Post-Baccalaureate Program is NOT considered a graduate program. Students not meeting the criteria to be considered independent must report the income and assets of both the student and their parents on their FAFSA.

In addition to the FAFSA, we require the following items:

If you are selected for verification by the federal processor, a copy of your signed federal income tax return may be required, along with the requested Federal Verification Worksheets. If you submitted parental information on the FAFSA, we may also need a copy of the parents’ federal tax return, along with copies of all W2 forms.

The Student Aid Certification Form.
This is available from the Office of Student Financial Services and/or it may be printed from our website.

After receipt of your complete application, you will be notified of your eligibility for Federal Direct Loans. A financial aid advisor is available to discuss the options for financing the program with you.

For more information contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
146 Garland Hall / 3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218-2683
Phone: 410-516-8028
Fax: 786-513-2839


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