US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for a Sallie Mae private loan up to the Cost of Attendance. Private student loans are credit-based and available through multiple lending institutions, including Sallie Mae, which offers a loan specifically designed for medical students.
You can review the Sallie Mae private loan option by clicking the file below and apply online at www.salliemae.com/medschool. If you are a new student starting Semester 1, you can request the full cost of attendance for the full year. The maximum loan amount to request is $80,500. This amount includes tuition and living expenses for three semesters and the SELECT scholarship. For continuing students, the maximum cost of attendance for the full year is $101,250. This amount includes tuition and living expenses for three semesters.
When beginning your search for medical school scholarships, start local. Hospitals, nonprofits, rotary clubs, and women’s professional organizations are good places to look. Sallie Mae offers a scholarship search tool at Scholarships for Graduate School | The Sallie Mae Fund.
To find scholarships, search online on sites such as Niche, College Board Scholarship Search, and Scholly, and make sure to network! Reach out to your school and contact local organizations and hospitals.
The Office of Student Financial Services is aware that medical school is a major investment and wants to assure you that we will provide the best service possible. You can reach us by telephone at 954-998-0916 or via email at SFS@WAUSM.education. You can also reach Julie Burgio, director of student financial services, at jburgio@WAUSM.education.
WAUSM is dedicated to ensuring our Canadian students and other foreign nationals are aware of all their financial options. These options include:
Canadian Bank Lines of Credit – CIBC offers line of credit options for students with a credit-worthy Canadian guarantor up to the full estimated cost of attendance. Please visit Advisor.CIBC.com for CIBC contact information based on location.
Other Foreign Nationals may be eligible for assistance in their country. Please reach out to the Office of Financial Services at SFS@wausm.education or 954-998-0916 for more information.
WAUSM has partnered with PayMyTuition for international and domestic 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.
To use this service, go to: https://www.paymytuition.com/paynow/wausm.
A U.S. check payable to Western Atlantic University School of Medicine can also be mailed to 7901 SW 6th Court, Suite 350, Plantation, FL 33324.