How to Qualify
NEOMED’s Financial Aid office follows the US Department of Education’s policy when determining students eligibility for federal student aid programs. Institutional policies regarding student eligibility can be found in our resource library.
International students are not eligible for federal student aid. However, there are a number of different alternatives for funding your education. International students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants through NEOMED’s scholarship program and through external opportunities. International students who require a student loan will need to secure a loan with a private student loan lender. Please note that lenders will require a loan cosigner who is a U.S. citizen.
All students are considered independent for federal student aid purposes once they reach the graduate/professional level. Parent data is required on the FAFSA for need-based aid purposes. Parent data is used to make a distinction between those students whose parents have the ability to provide financial assistance and those students whose parents are unable to help.
Students may request to omit parent data from the FAFSA when at least one of the following criteria is met:
- Student is age 26 before June 1 of given award year
- Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used is at or above 150%*
- Student is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces
- Student is married
- Student has a dependent(s) who will receive more than half of their support from the student
- Student was orphaned or became a ward of the court since turning age 13
*To view your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage, log in to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Your Pell LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.
Please complete the Campus Based Aid Waiver, located under Application Process in the Financial Aid resource library, if you would like to request to omit parent data from your Campus Based Aid Application. Students must complete the Campus Based Aid Parental Waiver annually.
Students experiencing mitigating circumstances have the ability to review our special circumstance policy and to submit an appeal for consideration. Special circumstance policy and appeal forms can be found in our resource library.