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Applying for financial aid is an annual process which takes place in the spring prior to the academic year for which financial assistance is sought. Prospective students are instructed to come to this website during the interview process.

  • Prospective Students: To assure full consideration for all types of financial assistance, applications for financial aid should be submitted by March 1. Individuals offered admission whose financial aid applications are complete by March 1 can expect to hear from the Financial Aid Office by April 15.
  • Continuing Students: To assure full consideration for all types of financial assistance, applications for financial aid should be submitted by May 1. Individuals whose financial aid applications are complete by May 1 can expect to hear from the Financial Aid Office by early June.

Institutional Financial Aid & Federal Loans

For applicants wishing to apply for all available sources of financial aid (institutional need-based scholarships, federal, private), please do the following:

  • Complete the University of Rochester School of Medicine Financial Aid Application.
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by utilizing one of the following methods listed below. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s FAFSA code is G24601.
    • If you submitted a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you may choose the pre-filled option (previously called a Renewal FAFSA). In order to file this option via the web, a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) is required. If you have lost your FSAID, request an FSAID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.
    • If you did not file a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you can still apply by using FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.gov. This will be a blank application that you file online.
    • Mobile FAFSA: Download the myStudentAid Mobile App from either the Apple App Store (iOS), or Google Play (Android). The myFAFSA component, which is used to complete the FAFSA form, is the app's featured function.
    • If you wish to file a paper FAFSA, please call 1-800-433-3243 to request one.
  • Submit the CSS Profile. Please note: Parental information is required for applying for institutional need-based assistance. The University of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry’s Profile code is 2915.
    • You may file on the web at https://student.collegeboard.org/profile. Visit the website for further instructions.
    • For questions/technical difficulties with the CSS Profile, please contact the College Board’s Customer Support at (305) 420-3670.
    • Non-Custodial CSS Profile: If your parents are divorced, separated, never married, or are living separately, we require your non-custodial parent to complete the Non-Custodial CSS Profile. Once your custodial parent completes the CSS Profile, you will be provided with a CSS ID and temporary password for your non-custodial parent to log into the Non-Custodial CSS Profile application.
  • Submit 2019 Tax Returns & W2s. Submit to the Financial Aid Office copies of signed 2019 federal tax returns, all attached schedules/forms, and W2(s) for parent(s), student, and student’s spouse (if applicable).

Federal Financial Aid Only

For applicants wishing to apply for federal financial aid resources only (federal loans, federal work-study), please complete the following:

  • Complete the University of Rochester School of Medicine Financial Aid Application.
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by utilizing one of the following methods listed below. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s FAFSA code is G24601.
    • If you submitted a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you may choose the pre-filled option (previously called a Renewal FAFSA). In order to file this option via the web, a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) is required. If you have lost your FSAID, the website to request an FSAID is https://fsaid.ed.gov.
    • If you did not file a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you can still apply by using FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.gov. This will be a blank application that you file online.
    • Mobile FAFSA: Download the myStudentAid Mobile App from either the Apple App Store (iOS), or Google Play (Android). The myFAFSA component, which is used to complete the FAFSA form, is the app's featured function.
    • If you wish to file a paper FAFSA, please call 1-800-433-3243 to request one.

Document Submission

The privacy and safety of your personal information is extremely important to us. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry offers a Secure Document Upload system for your safety and convenience. This system will allow you to upload documents you are required to submit to our office in a secure fashion, particularly documents such as tax returns that contain social security numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII).

Please do not email documents to the Financial Aid Office that contain social security numbers, or other personally identifiable information.

Award Notification

Following the submission of all financial aid application materials, the Financial Aid Office will begin awarding financial aid. Award letters will be emailed to admitted first-year MD students on a rolling basis, beginning in late March. Award letter notifications will be emailed to returning students beginning in mid-May. Each award recipient is required to acknowledge the aid award within 30 days of receipt of the award notification.