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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 2022

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/13/2018
  • Spring Refund: Week of 1/7/2019

Class of 2021

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/13/2018
  • Spring Refund: Week of 1/7/2019

Class of 2020

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/20/2018
  • Spring Refund: Week of 1/7/2019

Class of 2019

  • Fall Refund: Week of 8/27/2018
  • Spring Refund: Week of 1/7/2019

*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.

Know What You Owe

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​


Identifying Your Money Beliefs

Financial "struggles" can take many different forms. If you're facing money issues, you may be able to help yourself by examining your subconscious "money scripts" to change the way you think. Read more here.

How Your Credit Score Is Calculated

Improve your credit score by understanding all the factors that contribute to your number. Sign up for a free SALT account to gain access to this article and many other financial resources.


Graduation is coming!

FIRST provides information about repaying your loans in 6 easy to follow steps. Download the free Next Steps brochure.

Sign up for future webinars at

New Financial Aid Fact Sheet: Indian Health Services (IHS) - Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs

The Indian Health Service’s Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program provides financial assistance in return for a two-year commitment to practice in a health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.


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