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In a rapidly changing economy, you must have contingency plans. Accept the fact that financial aid guidelines are dictated most often by external agencies and that medical schools are obligated to abide by and enforce these guidelines to be able to provide, in an equitable manner, all available funds.
Medical training is one of the most expensive forms of postgraduate training available in this country. Your tuition and fees cover only 65 percent of the total cost of your medical education. At a state medical school, taxpayers make up the difference. Private medical schools receive some state and federal assistance, but most additional funds come from university or hospital allocations, contributions and private donations.
Notify the Financial Aid Office of any address changes so that you receive financial aid and billing correspondence in a timely manner.
Students in the College Track receive a scholarship to cover tuition and fees; students cover their living expenses including health insurance. If you elect to cover your living expenses with a student loan, the mandatory health insurance fee will be automatically deducted prior to issuing your refund. If you do not take out a student loan, you will receive an email from the Bursar’s Office in July and January each year of enrollment. If you do not receive a bill by the end of July and January, notify the Registrar's Office. Payment terms are described on the bill.
If students provide proof of existing insurance, the student health plan can be waived. You must submit a waiver each semester, as students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan each semester.
The Financial Aid Office will routinely report changes in permanent address to your Stafford and alternative loan lenders as required by the authorizing legislation for each of these programs. You also are required to notify your lenders of address changes.
Through U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) records, CWRU verifies permanent resident or naturalized citizenship status. Applicants are required to provide their INS identification numbers to assist in this process.