The Financial Aid Office at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) exists to guide and assist student-doctors with financing and completing their medical education while covering their living expenses during their time at the COM. As a participant in various federal aid programs, LUCOM assists students in several ways.
A few things to keep in mind are:
- Student-doctors typically finance their education with scholarships and service agreements, loans, and other forms of federal and state-based aid.
- Student-doctors often also apply for loan repayment and forgiveness programs directed toward meeting shortage regions or specialties available through a variety of federal and state government programs, institutions, and non-profit agencies.
- All new student-doctors receiving any form of financial aid meet with a financial aid counselor and can schedule a face-to-face meeting provided by the Financial Aid Office for assistance and guidance in planning their financial actions and needs.
- Each term, student-doctors must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid.
Getting Started: Four Steps to Financial Aid
In preparing for medical school it is wise to begin the financial aid process as early as possible in order to secure the best funding for your education. This is especially true when it comes to searching and competing for scholarships.
The process of applying for and securing funding to support your education can be broken down into four simple steps:
- Complete the FAFSA
- Apply for scholarships and outside aid
- Apply for Loans
- Complete Financial Check-In
As your commitment to medical school increases, it will become increasingly important for you to establish open and ongoing communication with the Financial Aid Office. LUCOM is committed to guiding you through the process of financing your medical education. At LUCOM, our office and our professionals are here to serve you!
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