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Campus-Based Aid

Need-Based Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded through the campus-based aid program. Requires both student and parental information on the FAFSA unless the student qualifies for an exemption (please see the dependency status section on the eligibility webpage). 

Merit-Based Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded through the NEOMED Foundation.  Students may be requested to write an essay or letters of recommendation to be qualified for these sources.  Availability for scholarships is subject to funding availability and percentage of need able to be met.

Private individual donations to the NEOMED Foundation to provide need-based loans for junior and senior medical students. Interest-free while in school and during 3 month grace period. Repayment begins 3 months after graduation or withdrawal. 5% interest at time of repayment. FAFSA and Campus-based Aid Application required.  Requires both student and parental information on the FAFSA unless the student qualifies for an exemption (please see the dependency status section on the eligibility webpage). 

Education for Service Opportunities

The State of Ohio is offering scholarships to medical students committed to a career in primary care in the State of Ohio. These scholarships are funded by the legislature through the Choose Ohio First program, and will provide $30,000 per year to offset tuition costs per year providing continual funding through this program.

David and Inez Myers Foundation Education for Service Scholarship
The David and Inez Myers Foundation scholarship was created to provide a Northeast Ohio Medical University (“NEOMED”) Cleveland State University (“CSU”) Partnership Program medical student with a scholarship of $25,000 per year to offset tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the College of Medicine. The scholarship is awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria, and is renewable for up to a total of four years (maximum award $100,000). 

The Forest City Urban Primary Care Scholarship was created to provide a Northeast Ohio Medical University (“NEOMED”) Cleveland State University (“CSU”) Partnership program student with a scholarship of $12,500 per year to offset tuition, fees and institutional charges at CSU and renewable amount of $18,750 per year to offset tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the NEOMED-CSU Partnership Program. The scholarship is awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria, and is renewable for up to a total of six years (2 total years at CSU, 4 total years at NEOMED) (maximum award $100,000). 

The Mercy Health Education for Service Scholarship was created to provide financial support to a Northeast Ohio Medical University (“NEOMED”) medical student. This very generous scholarship provides funds for the full annual tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the College of Medicine and an annual stipend of $15,000. The scholarship is awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving the health of the nation's underserved.  Communities, health care facilities, health professionals, the Ohio Department of Health Primary Care Office, and the NHSC work together to increase access to care in our state of Ohio. Scholarship, Students to Service, and Loan Repayment programs available. 

The Sisler McFawn Education for Service scholarship was created to provide a medical student with a scholarship of $30,000 per year to offset tuition, fees and institutional charges at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) for study in the College of Medicine. The Donor has a strong preference to make the scholarship available to a single qualified recipient for the full four year period; therefore, preference is given to first year medical students.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan 

Non-need based Federal loan program. Interest begins to accrue upon disbursement of funds. Interest rate is fixed at 5.84% (effective on loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). Borrowers may postpone payment of principal and interest during in-school period and for a 6-month grace period after graduation. Additional postponements based on eligibility. FAFSA required.

GradPLUS

Non-need based Federal loan program.  Interest begins to accrue upon disbursement of funds.  Interest rate is fixed at 6.84% (effective on loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016).  Borrowers may postpone payment while enrolled at least half-time.  Additional postponements based on eligibility.  Requires student to be credit-ready. 

Federal Perkins Loan

Need-based Federal loan program. Interest is subsidized during medical school and for a 9 month grace period after graduation. 5% interest rate when repayment begins. Award amounts are determined by the financial aid office and are based on availability of funds. FAFSA and Campus-based Aid Application required.  Requires both student and parental information on the FAFSA unless the student qualifies for an exemption (please see the dependency status section on the eligibility webpage). 

Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) 

Need-based Federal loan program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Interest is subsidized during medical school and for a 12-month grace period after graduation. Interest rate is 5% upon repayment. Award amounts are determined by the financial aid office and are based on availability of funds. FAFSA and Campus-based Aid Application required.  Requires both student and parental information on the FAFSA.

Primary Care Loan (PCL)

Need-based Federal loan program. Interest is subsidized during medical school and during a 12-month grace period after graduation. Additional postponements based on eligibility. 5% interest rate at repayment. Borrowers must sign agreement to practice in a general primary care field as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Award amounts are based on availability of funds. FAFSA and Campus-based Aid Application required.  Requires both student and parental information on the FAFSA unless the student qualifies for an exemption (please see the dependency status section on the eligibility webpage). 

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Private Scholarships and Loans

View a full list of private scholarships and loans.