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Paying for Medical School

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Jessica Le Duc

on 26 January 2017

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Financial Aid Office (FAO) Mission
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to educate and provide resources which help facilitate and empower students in making wise financial decisions.
How to Receive Financial Aid
Fill out your name exactly as it appears on your social security card

Don’t leave any questions blank

Ask school for deadlines:
UA’s priority service date: new Decemeber 1st

Estimate if you haven’t filed taxes
You can update your FAFSA after you file
Use the IRS Data Retrieval option on your FAFSA

Ask school about parental data requirement
UA does not require
Graduate/Professional students are “independent for financial aid purposes”

Available Resources
Entrance Counseling
Financial Awareness Counseling

Monitor fed loans
Financial Aid Flowchart
Develop a spending plan:

Track cash inflow & outflow
Cash & Expenses
Budget for 12 months

Monthly spending
housing, food, utilities, phone/cell, transportation, & etc...

Popular Budgeting Apps
Y-NAB Personal Finance

MoneyWiz Personal Finance

Accounts 2 Checkbook
Assessing Financial Position
Medical Student Loan Debt
Other Award Types
Cash flow > expenses = discretionary income

Expenses > cash flow = negative available income

Debt Management
Discretionary Income
only accept the amount of loans needed for reasonable spending

Negative Available Income
Reduce unnecessary expenses

Needs vs. Wants
Netflix vs. Cable

Home cooking vs. dinning out

Movie rental vs. movie theater

Home brewed coffee vs. designer coffee

Roommate vs. single apartment

Wedding vs. elopement
Award Package Example
Credit Cards
$8K average credit card debt at graduation (2012, AAMC)
Cannot be deferred
Federal loans do not cover credit card bill
Payments alone could consume 25% of your net income
Average credit card rate = 17.06% (2013, Index Credit Cards)

Most Common Student Debt
Educational loans

Credit Cards
Managing your spending today can dramatically affect your finances tomorrow!

Federal Aid Types

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
5.31% fixed interest rate
Accrues while in school
1.069% origination fee

Required FAFSA Info

Resist impulse buying
Know your interest rate
Understand terms and conditions
Pay down quickly
Live within means
Why is this important?
Graduate Plus Federal Loans are contingent on your credit worthiness

The reality is it is highly likely you will need to borrow under this program

Check your credit now

If you find there is an issue then get it resolved

Check for identify theft
Financial Aid
Federal Financial Aid Overview
Federal Financial Aid Process
Award Types
Award amounts

Personal Budget
Key points
Assessing financial position
Wants vs. Needs
Reduce Expenses
Know your credit

3 options for filing:
Complete a PDF FAFSA for mailing
Call to request a paper FAFSA: 1-800-4-FED-AID
*6-8 weeks processing time

File your FAFSA
Renew each new academic year

Last year’s tax return and W-2

Social Security number

Driver’s license number

Asset and investment information

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
6.31% fixed interest rate
Accrues while in school
Credit Based
4.276% origination fee

No Federal Need-Based Aid
Pell Grant (not for Graduate/Professional students)
Subsidized Loans
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

-- Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL)

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS
No specified maximum

Applicant must be credit worthy

Must be awarded within the cost of attendance

Cost of Attendance: Resident
*Cost of living = rent/housing, utilities, phone/cell, food, transportation, and miscellaneous
*Cost of ed expense = books/supplies, medical insurance, computer, and loan fees
Cost of Attendance: Non-Resident
UA Class of 2016 Average = $176,895

Tuition Waiver
UA’s COM Scholarships
UA’s Scholarship Universe
Armed Forces (HPSP)
Tylenol Scholarship
AMA Scholarships

COM Grants

Armed Forces & NHSC SP

Tuition Waiver
UA’s Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR)
Armed Forces & NHSC SP

Complete an internet search
Loan Repayment
Standard Repayment
10 year repayment
Higher monthly payment
Lower total cost

Income Driven Repayments
IBR: 15% discretionary income
PAYE & REPAYE: 10% discretionary income
Calculated on income; $0 is a payment
Residency transition option
If financial Hardship eligible:
Subsidy maintained on subsidized loan up to 3 years potentially

Loan Postponement
No payment owed during forbearance
Request annually from lender/servicer
Interest accumulates on subsidized and unsubsidized loans
All medical residents are eligible for this
impact your credit score
Capitalization typically occurs before and after you enter this status results in higher debt

Suspends payments for a period of time
Subsidized Loans retain subsidy
Must apply and meet criteria established
For a complete list and details contact your servicer
Types of Deferments:
Graduate fellowship deferment
In-school deferment
Military deferment
Post active duty deferment
Unemployment deferment

Forgiveness & Loan Repayment Programs
Indian Health Service

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

National Health Service Corp

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Make 120 payments to Direct Loans
Must work 10 years in Public Service
Does not have to be continuous work
Payments made after October 1, 2007
What is considered Public Service
Non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations. Many teaching hospitals qualify.
Federal, state or local government
Military service
Public schools and Universities

*Cost of living = rent/housing, utilities, phone/cell, food, transportation, and miscellaneous
*Cost of ed expense = books/supplies, medical insurance, computer, and loan fees
External Scholarships
1) Log into:
2) Create student profile
3) Review eligible scholarships folder
4) Apply at the respective websites

COM Recruitment Scholarships

Don't be scared...
You will eventually earn a physician salary
Arizona Resident Budget
Entering students are all reviewed automatically

Jessica Le Duc
Program Coordinator, Sr.
Paying for Medical School
Evelyn Negrete
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