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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

Financial Aid Resources for Medical Students

Deedee Colussy is the program manager dedicated to assisting CU Medical students. She specializes in financing medical education expenses, money management skills, loan repayment programs and debt management strategies.

Her phone number is 303.724.9117 or she can be emailed at

Deedee is located in Building 500, Office of Student Life, next to the cafe.


Schedule an appointment to meet with Deedee.



Refund Dates*

You must be in good standing with the School of Medicine to receive your financial aid & refund.

Class of 2020

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/14/2017

Class of 2019

  • Summer Refund: Week of 6/19/2017
  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/21/2017

Class of 2018

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/28/2017

*You have 45 days from the day that you receive your refund to make any loan reductions. Please contact Deedee for assistance.

Health Profession Loan Repayment Resources

Primary care providers working in designated health professional shortage areas can receive funding to repay qualifying educational loans. Participants must see underserved patients at an approved clinical site for the entire service obligation.

More Scholarship Opportunities

AAMC FIRST videos & webinars

Check the AAMC video & webinar library featuring a variety of topics,such as student loan repayment and managing repayment during residency.

Student to Service Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Student to Service Program provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Don't Sweat Your Debt!

Join us at the next lunch and learn session.

7 Steps to Increase Your Credit Score

Learn what actions you can take to raise and repair your credit score.

Education Debt Management for Matriculating Med Students

Congratulations on making the decision to become a doctor. This resource is designed to help students navigate the complexities of medical student debt.

Education Debt Management for Graduating Med Students

Congratulations! You’ve completed your medical education, and now you’ll want to start planning a strategy for repaying your student loans.

Watch the MLOC Demo video to learn how to use MLOC.

Complete your ​Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now!
School Code: 004508​

How Much Are You Really Earning?

Your salary is just one part of the total compensation you earn from your job. In most cases, employers contribute much more than a paycheck for each employee. Use this SALT calculator to find out how much you really earn in benefits and other payments from your employer. Sign up for a free SALT account to gain access to this tool and many other financial resources.

FIRST News and Updates

Why You Need To Create A Healthy Financial Plan

Review this SALT article to find out how you can build your financial plan. Sign up for a free SALT account to gain access to this article and many other financial resources.

Did you miss July’s FIRST Friday webinar, Using the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator to Determine Your Repayment Options? If so, the recorded webinar is now available and previously recorded FIRST Friday webinars can be viewed at

Calling all 1st year medical students! The AAMC has some really great financial resources and tools just for you! Visit FIRST ( to learn about financial topics important for your first year of med school.

Watch Financial Planning for Medical Residents to learn the basics for financial planning including W-4 allowances and taxes, employee benefits, retirement plan options, and more.


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