The investment Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine students make in their futures is priceless, but paying for that education requires a well thought out, financially-sound strategy. The PCOM Financial Aid Office understands that this process is complex and can be overwhelming. We have made it our objective to provide you with information about what types of aid are available, how to apply for aid, application deadlines, debt management counseling and general assistance in a wide range of topics related to financial aid.
Throughout the year, our office maintains an open-door policy. From Monday through Thursday, with the exception of short-term peak processing periods, no appointment is necessary to speak with a financial aid counselor. During those discussions, we take the time to listen to your financial situation and help create funding solutions. We look at all options open to students including institutional needs-based grants offered by PCOM. We also help research sources of gift aid such as grants and scholarships which do not have to be repaid and private sources of aid from outside of the institution. Our goal is to carefully plan and help you manage your educational debt as much as possible. We help you consider future obligations and give you ideas and tools to live modestly. As a general resource we offer our published Financial Aid Handbook: Processes and Resources for Financing Your Education.
We encourage you to stop by the Financial Aid Office to discuss all of your questions concerning the financing of your education.
|Our Financial Aid Overview sheet provides important dates, tips, and resources on applying for financial aid for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year.
||Financial Aid Handbook: Processes and Resources for Financing Your Education (2013-2014) provides numerous sources for grants & scholarships and can answer many of your financial aid questions. This handbook is currently under construction for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year and will be available in February 2013.|
|We are committed to educating students on how to develop healthy financial habits during and after school. We have created the Financial Information for Today and Tomorrow (F.I.T.T.) program to help you understand the benefits of borrowing less today as well as how to develop a positive financial plan for tomorrow.
||The Department of Education's NSLDS website displays all federal student loans (Stafford, PLUS, or Perkins) borrowed while in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school. More importantly, it provides the student with the name of the loan servicer for those federal student loans. Students can also complete Exit Counseling here.|
January 2013 Announcements