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The Financial Aid Application Process for MD Students

Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis. Each year, students are required to complete the financial aid application process anew. Application materials are provided electronically to admitted students and to all waitlisted admissions candidates. Returning students receive instructions via email.

Award Notification

Financial aid award decisions are made following the submission of all financial aid application materials by March 18. Award letters are emailed to first-year MD students on a rolling basis, beginning in late March. Award letter notifications are emailed to returning students in early July. Each award recipient is required to acknowledge the aid award within thirty days of receipt of the award electronically.  Please see below for information on adjusting your financial aid award.

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Financial Aid Application Deadline for First-Year MD Students: March 18, 2019

Financial Aid Application Deadline for Continuing MD Students: April 30, 2019

Application Checklist (2019-20)

  • Option I - If you are applying for all available sources of financial aid (federal, institutional, and private), submit the documents indicated under Option I. Parent information is REQUIRED of all Option I applicants.
  • Option II - If you are applying for assistance only from US Department of Education programs (Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Program) and private loan programs, submit the documents indicated under Option II. Parent information is NOT REQUIRED under Option II.

Document Requirement

Instructions

HMS Financial Aid Application

To log in: Use your email address on file with AMCAS. Your PIN is the AAMC ID number from your AMCAS application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

US Citizens & Permanent Residents only

Remember to choose the 2019-20 school year. Be sure to list “E00472” for the HMS school code. [Address: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA]. If prompted, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This option will expedite the processing of your financial aid.

CSS Profile

To be completed by custodial parents

Select CSS Code "4238" for Harvard U: Harvard Medical School.

Please include the student SSN to avoid delays in processing.

Noncustodial Profile

To be completd by noncustodial parent

If your parents are divorced, separated, never married or are living seperately, we require your noncustodial parent to complete the Noncustodial CSS Profile.

Once your custodial parent completes the CSS Profile, you will be provided with a CSS ID and temporary password for your noncustodial parent to log into the Noncustodial CSS Profile application.

Additional Required Documents - Submit the following documents below through the HMS Secure File Transfer Site.

Signed Copy of Parents' 2017 U.S. Income Tax Return

To be completed by BOTH custodial and noncustodial parents

 

Enclose all pages and schedules including W-2/1099 forms.

All returns must be signed regardless of filing method. Write the student’s name at the top of each page.

International Student Financial Aid Application

All international applicants from nations other than Canada or US/Canadian applicants with parents living abroad.

International students/parents who do not file a U.S. tax return must provide either a copy of the foreign tax return OR a statement from an employer or banking institution verifying the amount of income received in 2017. Please indicate corresponding U.S. currency for foreign income.

Business/Farm Supplement

 

If student, spouse, or parents are owners or part owners of businesses (including Sole Proprietorships/C Corps/S Corps/Partnerships) or farms, you must submit the Business/Farm Supplement for each business/farm owned.

Fiance/Spouse Financial Resource Application

Applicants planning to become married by August 2019 or who are currently married will need to complete.

Citizenship Documentation

US Permanent Residents only

US permanent residents must submit a copy of their Alien Registration Card (front and back) documenting their eligibility to receive federal financial aid.

Document Requirement

Instructions

HMS Financial Aid Application

To log in: Incoming students: use your email address on file with AMCAS. Continuing students: use your HMS email address. Your PIN is the AAMC ID number from your AMCAS application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

US Citizens & Permanent Residents only
Remember to choose the 2019-20 school year. Be sure to list “E00472” for the HMS school code. [Address: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA]. If prompted, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This option will expedite the processing of your financial aid.

Citizenship Documentation

US Permanent Residents only
US permanent residents must submit a copy of their Alien Registration Card (front and back) documenting their eligibility to receive federal financial aid.

 

Document Requirement

Instructions

HMS Financial Aid Application

To log in: Use your HMS email address. Your PIN is the AAMC ID number from your AMCAS application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

US Citizens & Permanent Residents only
Remember to choose the 2019-20 school year. Be sure to list “E00472” for the HMS school code. [Address: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA]. If prompted, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This option will expedite the processing of your financial aid.

Citizenship Documentation

US Permanent Residents only

US permanent residents must submit a copy of their Alien Registration Card (front and back) documenting their eligibility to receive federal financial aid.

Please note: If you did not apply for financial aid at Harvard Medical School in 2018-2019 but are planning to apply in 2019-2020, please refer to the Option I Incoming Students application instructions.

Adjusting Your Financial Aid Award

In addition, students are instructed to complete the Outside Scholarship Form to indicate any outside financial aid awards not already listed on the award package. Similarly, if the student elects to decline any portion of the recommended loan amounts, s/he must reduce the loan amounts electronically.

Students who know they will need additional loan assistance to cover some or all of the expected family contribution may make their requests by completing the Loan Adjustment Form. Ordinarily these requests will first be met with funds from the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program to the extent permitted by federal borrowing limits and then if necessary with funds from the Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan program. The Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan requires the Financial Aid Office to obtain a credit check, which requires completion of the GradPLUS Consent Form. Students who are not eligible for federal funds may borrow, if necessary, from supplemental private loan programs.