Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

Tuition/Financial Aid

Tuition/Financial Aid



One goal at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is to ensure that financial constraints do not preclude appropriate candidates from following their dream of becoming physician investigators.

Thus, all CCLCM students receive a full scholarship that covers tuition and fees. In the research thesis year, a continuation fee equal to 5 percent of tuition is required; this cost also is covered by the full tuition scholarship.

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you and your parents to discuss them with us. We are here to help you solve problems in meeting the costs of medical school, freeing you to concentrate on your academic pursuits.

Elizabeth Myers, MEd
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid 



Mailing Address: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
9501 Euclid Avenue/EC10
Cleveland OH 44195
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
Phone Numbers: 1.866.735.1912 or 216.445.7170

Whichever medical school you choose to attend, financing your education can be complex. Here are some considerations:


Use the Financial Aid Office

Take advantage of their great wealth of knowledge and willingness to help you with many things, from finding the best housing deals and scholarships to saving money and managing credit cards.

Know That Your Financial Status is Closely Tied to That of Your Parents

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.

Acknowledge that Training a Competent Physician is Expensive

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.

Update Address /Billing Information

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.

Verify Citizenship

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.

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Due to the nature of federal, state and institutional guidelines governing the Office of Financial Aid Programs, the information contained here is subject to change without notice. Financial Aid is awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin or physical handicaps where need is indicated.