A wide variety of financial assistance is available to current and prospective students.
University and Medical School Funds
The School of Medicine's financial aid program is available to medical students who demonstrate financial need. Aid programs are centrally administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Education, located at 601 W. Lombard Street on the second floor.
To qualify for aid, students must apply annually and continue to meet certain eligibility requirements. To apply for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to the Federal Processing Center or apply online. To obtain an application, call or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Student Financial Assistance and Education
University of Maryland Baltimore
601 W. Lombard Street, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Aid packages often include a combination of loans, grants, scholarships and part-time employment designed to meet a student's needs. In addition to school resources, outside funding agencies make financial assistance available to qualified medical students. Priority filing date is March 1.
Student assistance is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Eligibility for financial aid is dependent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress. When determining the amount to be awarded, the following are considered: (1) income, assets and resources of the student; (2) support available to the student from non-university sources; and (3) the costs reasonably necessary for full-time attendance at the school. Some programs also consider income, assets and resources of the student's parents.
The Central Scholarship Bureau
The Central Scholarship Bureau offers interest-free loans in amounts up to $10,000 per year (maximum total of $40,000) to qualified Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents.
Central Scholarship Bureau
1700 Reisterstown Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Telephone: (410) 415-5558
Fax: (410) 415-5501
Maryland State Scholarships
Maryland State Scholarships are available to Maryland residents. Apply by completing the FAFSA application. All applications must be received by March 1. Senatorial and House of Delegates awards are available. Students may also apply for the Professional School Scholarship. Applications are provided through the Office of Financial Assistance and Education.
National Medical Fellowships
National Medical Fellowships are need-based awards to minority medical students. For further information and applications write:
National Medical Fellowships
250 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019
The Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students who need financial aid and who choose to earn part of their educational expenses. Jobs are arranged either on or off campus with a public or private nonprofit agency. Eligible students may be employed for as many as 20 hours per week. To be eligible for Federal Work-Study a student must apply for financial aid and demonstrate financial need.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is a competitive Federal program that awards scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training, in return for a service commitment. The scholarship consists of payment for tuition, fees, other reasonable educational cost, and a monthly stipend.
In return, the student agrees to provide one year of service in the health professional shortage area (HPSA) of greatest need to which they are assigned for each school year or partial school year of scholarship support received, with a minimum two-year service commitment and a maximum four-year commitment. NHSC scholarship recipients are required to fulfill their NHSC service commitment at HPSA locations selected by the NHSC anywhere in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshal Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Students who are uncertain of their commitment to primary health care practice in HPSAs throughout the United States or who are unable to relocate based on the needs of the NHSC are advised not to participate in this program. For additional information, please visit the website.