Office of Financial Aid
USF Health College of Medicine

MD General Information

The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is keenly aware that the cost of a medical education is rising each year, both for the student and the school. Coupled with the problem of rising costs is the threat of losing what financial aid sources are available to graduate and professional students across the country. We are doing everything possible to provide financial assistance to all students who have demonstrated financial need. To accomplish this objective, we will award financial aid to students by following a set of guidelines that have been established for the purpose of assisting all students in a fair and equitable manner.

There are three basic sources of financial aid available to students at the USF Morsani College of Medicine:

  1. Federal Funds
  2. USF Morsani College of Medicine, institutional funds
  3. Outside agency funds

These programs are explained in detail under the "Sources of Financial Aid" section. Federal funds are awarded by following the federally established procedures governing each fund. Institutional funds are awarded by following the policies established by the Morsani College of Medicine Student Affairs Committee. Eligibility for most of the federal and institutional student aid programs is based on financial need rather than academic achievement. The following chapters explain how financial need is determined, what sources of aid are available and how to apply for that aid.

Students are also encouraged to seek funding from outside organizations such as church groups, hospitals, fraternities, sororities, etc.

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