Some financial aid is available directly from the colleges, and many state, local and national podiatric medical organizations offer scholarships or loans to students. Financial aid officers at the podiatric medical schools will have more information.
Podiatric medical students may be eligible for a number of federal loan programs. To be eligible for Federal financial aid, the recipient must:
- Be an enrolled student attending at least half time.
- Be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent resident with the appropriate documented authorization from the U.S. Immigration Service.
- Not be in default or owe a refund on any U.S. Department of Education Title IV grant or educational loan, and provide written certification of that fact.
- Have financial need as determined by an approved Needs Analysis System.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- File a statement of educational purpose stating that all financial aid funds received will be used for educational purposes.
- File a statement of Selective Service Registration Status to indicate compliance with Selective Service regulation.
- Complete a student loan Entrance Interview.
- Complete a student loan Exit Interview conducted by the Financial Aid Office at the time the student graduates and/or ceases to be a student.
For more information about any of the federal loan programs visit: www.studentaid.ed.gov
- Subsidized Stafford/Direct Lending Program
- Unsubsidized Stafford/Direct Lending Program
- Federal Perkins Loans Federal
- College Work Study Health
- Professions Student Loans
Students may initiate an application for federal funding via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:
Due to the increase in the overall costs of podiatric medical education, students are strongly urged to investigate possible sources of financial aid immediately upon acceptance. Accepted applicants should meet with the podiatric medical school’s Financial Aid Officer as soon as possible after notification of acceptance to ascertain which of the following programs are available at their institution.