– Early March:
Complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
with our school code 004508 (University of Colorado Denver).
Note: Need-based financial aid is
awarded on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you file your federal
tax returns as early in the calendar year as possible so your tax data is
available through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA
application. Income tax return data is available through the DRT approximately
three weeks after electronic tax filing and eight weeks after paper tax
Access Student Portal
Watch for information from the Admissions Office regarding student ID number
and claiming your student email account. The log in information for your email
is the same as UCD Access.
The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will be reviewing your application
and determining if we need additional information. Watch for our email(s)
detailing your next steps. If you are required to submit additional
documentation send it as soon as possible, without this information we cannot
determine your financial aid offer.
Watch for an email
notification regarding your award offer. You will use UCD Access to review your
award package. It is advisable to print the offer and the estimated financial
budget to help you better understand and compare figures.
For information on our scholarships, see our Scholarships for Accepted Students
Understanding your financial circumstances prior to beginning medical school in
August should be high priority. The resources below offer a plethora of
information to help you manage your financial resources. Before signing a lease
or making another financial commitment remember you will have a limited amount
of resources to support all of your personal expenses as a medical student.
You’re in control; be savvy and consider all your options.
· AAMC’s partnership with SALT
You Understand Your Credit Situation?
You can use www.annualcreditreport.com
to review your credit report information. Annually you are allowed to request
one from each of the agencies. It has been suggested to obtain one report from
each agency every four months. Please note: you are not provided your credit
score, rather, you should review your report to ensure all information is
• Equifax: January
• TransUnion: May
• Experian: September
This approach allows you to have a regular review of your credit history
throughout the year, versus taking all three reports once.
Note: If you accept a federal Graduate PLUS loan you will
be required to pass a credit check in order to receive the funds. If you are
unable to pass the credit check you will not receive the PLUS loan funds. As a
general rule, you must have “adverse-free credit history” to be approved.
Examples of adverse-free include, but not limited to: delinquencies,
bankruptcies, or court judgments against you. If you are concerned about your
credit history and being able to obtain the PLUS loan, please contact us to
discuss your situation.
Financial Aid Program Manager for the CU School of Medicine can be reached by
phone (303.724.9117), email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and appointments during the business week.