SELECT Scholarship & Financial Aid


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SELECT Scholarship

Given our many years of selecting and educating successful MDs, it is our belief that the students who are chosen to join Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) will prove just as successful in their own achievements. In other words, our first semester SELECT Scholarship is a testament to our belief in you.

The SELECT Scholarship is awarded entirely on merit to all first semester students in the MD program, regardless of financial need, and illustrates our confidence in your ability to succeed in medical school, as well as our commitment to delivering a premium education that is both accessible and affordable.

Valued at $22,825, the SELECT Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for the first semester of medical school. Visit our Tuition page to view our entire tuition cost breakdown.


Additional financial aid and scholarship options available to WAUSM students, include:

  • External Grants and/or Scholarships: These are grants and scholarships awarded to students by outside agencies. Sallie Mae offers a Graduate School Scholarship Search tool that utilizes your field of study, skills, and interests to match students with available scholarships.  To find other scholarships, search online on sites such as Niche, College Board Scholarship Search, and Scholly, and make sure to network! Reach out to local organizations and hospitals.
  • Private Student Loans: Private student loans are credit-based and available through multiple lending institutions, including Sallie Mae, which offers loans specifically designed for medical students. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Detailed information about the Sallie Mae Medical School Loan can be found here: 

  • Canadians and Other Foreign Nationals: 
    • Canada: Admitted students at WAUSM from Canada have several financial aid resources available to them. These options include:
  • Canadian Bank Lines of Credit:
      • The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) offers line of credit options for students with a credit-worthy Canadian guarantor up to the full estimated cost of attendance. Please visit and select “Financial Advice, Healthcare Specialty” for CIBC contact information based on location.
      • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) offers a Professional Student Line of Credit for students with a credit-worthy Canadian guarantor. Please contact RBC at 866-881-6618 for additional information or visit Student Line of Credit – Professional Studies Benefits – RBC Royal Bank.
      • Scotia Bank offers an International Professional Student Line of Credit. Please contact Jyoti Singh at [email protected] or by phone at 403-299-6018 x4201 for more information.
    • Other foreign nationals may be eligible for assistance in their country. Please reach out to the Office of Financial Services at [email protected] or 954-998-0916 for more information.
  • Preferred payment method for international students: Western Atlantic University School of Medicine has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost effective. Click to learn more.

WAUSM’s Office of Student Financial services (SFS)

Financial aid and students accounts personnel are available to counsel prospective students seeking assistance and will provide information about the types of aid available and debt management strategies. All medical students who receive financial aid are required to complete one-on-one entrance and exit interviews with SFS financial aid staff.

Questions? Please contact the SFS Office by emailing [email protected], calling 954-998-0916, or scheduling a meeting with our staff.