Scholarships and Outside Aid
Due to limited and competitive funding, the importance of beginning the financial aid process early is especially true when it comes to searching and competing for scholarships. Scholarships may range from a few hundred dollars to full tuition and fees with living stipends. Most scholarship programs have specific criteria and require early application, so it pays to get a head start in researching and applying.
LUCOM Service Scholarships
LUCOM Service Scholarships are aimed toward students who demonstrate a commitment to practice in a GME discipline in underserved regions of Virginia, the United States, and internationally after graduation. The three scholarships are: the Dean's Scholarship, the Provost's Scholarship, and the President's Scholarship.
Health Professions Scholarship Program for Armed Forces (HPSP)
The HPSP awards scholarships to students in return for a commitment to provide health care services for the military upon graduation. Application is open all year round, but it is generally best to apply during the fall before attending school. Each branch has different criteria for application and awards. For more information, see below.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC-SP)
The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions training in NHSC-eligible disciplines in return for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need upon graduation and the completion of training. Note: The 2014-2015 application is now closed.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHS-SP)
Qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students may find financial aid assistance through the IHS Health Professions Scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program and be members of federally recognized Tribes or Villages. Upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice.
Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Service Agreements
Qualifying students will have the opportunity to apply for various loan repayment and forgiveness programs during the final academic year and after graduation.
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)
Virginia residents should apply for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant.
Virginia Tobacco Region Discount
Students who are able to demonstrate domiciled residence for at least three years prior to acceptance into LUCOM or who graduated from high school or college in one of the approved Virginia Tobacco Commission Areas are eligible for a five percent annual tuition discount. To verify eligibility, please submit the Tobacco Region Discount Request Form along with the applicable documentation.
Federal Work Study
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine students may be considered for Federal Work Study and should indicate interest on the FAFSA. For more information and to apply, please visit the Liberty University Federal Work Study page.
Outside Scholarships and Other Sources of External Aid
Students may secure other forms of external aid approved by outside donors or funding entities. For more information and for processing guidelines, please visit the Liberty University External Aid page.
External Aid Contact Information:
Liberty University Financial Aid Office
Attention: External Aid
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515
Fax: (434) 582-2053
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Attention: External Aid)
Send Payments to the Cashier’s Office:
P.O. Box 10425
Lynchburg, VA 24506