Financial Aid Application

2019-2020 Financial Aid Application:

Priority Application Deadline for Incoming and Continuing Medical Students: **March 1, 2019

Federal and Institutional Aid

1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You must complete a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA to be considered for any type of financial aid. If you do not have access to complete the FAFSA online, call 1-800-4-FED-AID to request a paper form. Remember to include the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (FAFSA Code: E00516) so that we can receive your electronic FAFSA results. You are required to include your spouse’s information (if applicable). Parental information should also be provided if you wish to be considered for need-based resources from the School of Medicine.

Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the application.

2. College Board

If you wish to be considered for institutional need-based resources from the School of Medicine, you must complete the College Board CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA. If you do not have access to complete the College Board application online, contact our office to request a paper form. This application must include parental information along with your income and assets. If you are married, you must include your spouse’s income and asset information. If you parents are divorced or separated, each parent must submit information on the College Board CSS Profile. In cases where a divorced parent has remarried, you have the option of using parent and stepparent. To ensure privacy, the information is password protected.

Visit https://www.collegeboard.org/ to complete the application.

3. Verification of Income Information

All applicants must supply documentation of student’s income (and spouse’s income, if applicable). Students applying for need-based resources must also supply documentation of parental income.

  • Signed Student (and Spouse) 2017 Federal Income Tax Return(s) or a Tax Non-Filer Form
  • Student (and Spouse) 2017 W2s
  • Signed Parent(s) 2017 Federal Income Tax Return(s) or a Tax Non-Filer Form
  • Parent(s) 2017 W2s
  • Proof of any untaxed income for student and/or parent if applicable – such as foreign income, Social Security benefits, unemployment compensation, etc.)
  • Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Verification Form
  • Note: Federal Verification of student information may be required. Our office will notify you if any additional information is needed.

Federal Aid Only

1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You must complete a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA to be considered for any type of financial aid. If you do not have access to complete the FAFSA online, call 1-800-4-FED-AID to request a paper form. Remember to include the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (FAFSA Code: E00516) so that we can receive your electronic FAFSA results. You are required to include your spouse’s information (if applicable). Parental information is not required if you do not wish to be considered for need-based resources from the School of Medicine.

Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the application.

2. Verification of Income Information

All applicants must supply documentation of student’s income (and spouse’s income, if applicable). Documentation of parental income is not required if you do not wish to be considered for need-based resources from the School of Medicine.

  • Signed Student (and Spouse) 2017 Federal Income Tax Return(s) and Tax Status Verification Form
  • Student (and Spouse) 2017 W2s (if applicable)
  • Proof of any untaxed income for student (and spouse, if applicable). Examples include foreign income, Social Security benefits, unemployment compensation, etc.
  • Note: Federal verification of student information may be required. Our office will notify you if additional information is needed.

 

** Please note: Funding for need-based assistance cannot be guaranteed to students who apply after the deadline. Students whose application is incomplete or received after the deadline (for only loans OR need-based assistance) will experience a delay in receiving his/her financial aid award letter AND a delay in receiving his/her refund. Please keep in mind, a tax extension from the Internal Revenue Service is not an extension form the school as far as meeting financial aid deadlines.