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Applying to Professional Schools

Financing Professional School

General considerations

There are four basic financing options:

Gift aid: scholarships and grants through the schools, corporations, or various organizations. Some categories of gift aid include:

2. Student loans: The professional schools cover this information at your interview visit. Some examples are Federal Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans and private lenders.

3. Employment: Some examples include work study, assistantships, or outside work, but this is very difficult to do in professional school!

4. Service obligations:

Specific school programs: ex. Primary Care tracks. However, be sure of the conditions. Some require an “upfront commitment”. If you follow through there are significant financial advantages, but if you change your mind, there are stiff penalties.

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