Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

Tuition/Financial Aid > Applying for Aid

Tuition/Financial Aid

Applying for Aid


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Financial Aid is renewable on a yearly basis. Application for renewal must be made each year, and the amount of the student loan may vary, depending upon your current financial situation. Awards may also be reviewed during the academic year if your financial circumstances change substantially. It is your obligation to report changes in your financial situation, whether of a positive or a negative nature, to the Financial Aid Office when they occur. You should anticipate an appropriate adjustment to your financial aid award.

Students enrolled in the College Program receive a full scholarship covering tuition and fees. In the research thesis year, a continuation fee equal to 5 percent of tuition is required; this fee is covered by the full tuition scholarship. Our goal is to assure that financial constraints do not preclude appropriate candidates from following their dream of becoming physician investigators.  


Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

How to Apply

You are responsible for submitting all application materials promptly. If you fail to complete the application by the deadline, you may experience a delay in receiving funds and possible late fees on your tuition bill. You can find the deadline for your application materials in the Application Instructions. 

All students applying for aid must provide the following:

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline, as your financial aid award cannot be considered until your FAFSA information arrives. The FAFSA and its renewal can be completed online.

Use Title IV Code: E00079 and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue T-303, Cleveland, OH 44106 so that we receive a copy of your FAFSA report. Be sure to get a confirmation number as proof of completion. File early enough to allow for the three- to four-week processing time.
All students applying for aid must complete this form. Everyone who provides information on this application (e.g., spouse, parents) must also sign the application in the appropriate places. 

Tips: 1) Make sure that the amount of resources (monies you have or you will receive from outside sources for the coming year) is correct. 2) Refer to the school’s estimated student budget when filling out the expense portion. Your budget cannot be higher than the school’s budget. 3) If you need additional funds, you must make your request in writing to the Financial Aid Office.
Data Verification
The Department of Education randomly selects a portion of FAFSA applications for a process called verification. If you are selected, you will receive a verification form from the Office of University Financial Aid. You must complete, sign and return the form with all documentation to our office. No federal financial assistance will be disbursed until the verification process is complete. The Financial Aid Office may require that any discrepancies be explained in writing.

You will be notified via an amended award notice if any previous awards change as a result of this process. Verification is also required by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for all non-U.S. citizens.