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BCM - Baylor College of Medicine

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Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid is your source of information when applying for financial assistance.

The primary funding sources are listed in Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid published by the Department of Education.

There are also federal loan and grant programs specifically for health professions students. While these programs provide some financial assistance, you will want to contact medical societies, state agencies and other associations that support medical education to determine whether they have scholarship or low interest loan programs available. The office also makes available to students any information it receives concerning scholarship opportunities.

We recommend students carefully study the many programs that are available. You should become familiar with the various interest rates, repayment periods, annual and aggregate loan limits, and the services provided by the agencies that provide these resources.

Discuss your anticipated need for financial assistance with your family and be aware of the amount of debt you may have to repay once you complete your studies. The average medical school debt for the 2014 graduating class is $100,133.


Baylor College of Medicine and the Office of Student Financial Aid make every effort to ensure that all information remains confidential in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.