Applying for Financial Aid
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and grants are the best options for financial aid if you can get them, but they're often very competitive and don't always cover your full cost of attendance. Check our database of scholarships available to VCOM students to find opportunities that might work for you.
Most students rely on federal loans to help cover the cost of medical school. To get your aid offer, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the VCOM Financial Aid Application through NetPartner.
See exit counseling information for possible repayment options you may qualify for on your loans.
Private or alternative loans can bridge the gap between your total cost of attendance and other types of financial aid. We don't endorse any particular lending agencies, and encourage you to use as much of your federal loan eligibility as possible before considering a private loan.
Find details about applying for federal and private loans in the VCOM student handbook (PDF).
How will you pay for medical school?
Medical school is a big investment, and you want to pay off your student loans as quickly and cheaply as possible. Learn about the different strategies and options for repaying your loans and forgiveness programs you might be eligible for.
CARES Act 2020
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) signed and returned the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education on April 13, 2020 in application of emergency funds for students. VCOM subsequently signed and returned a second certification and agreement in application of funds for Recipient’s Institutional Costs on April 27th, 2020.