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Physician Assistant Class of 2016 and Beyond

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

In order to apply for financial aid, you must complete the following application each year:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Use school code 002104 for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

When do I apply?

  • It is recommended that you apply between January 1 - March 1 each academic year
  • For state scholarships, the FAFSA must be submitted by March 1
  • Note: you will need to complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA application for the summer 2014 semester

What am I eligible for?

  • With a Bachelor's degree, you may be eligible for Federal Direct Loans and/or Private Loans.  You may be eligible for State Scholarships if you submit the FAFSA by March 1

What type of loans am I eligible for?

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Grad PLUS Loans
  • Private Loans

 How much can I borrow?

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: contact UMB
  • Grad PLUS Loans: contact UMB
  • Private Loans: Depends on your educational-related expenses.  Maximum amount is the coast of attendance as determined by UMB Financial Aid Office less any financial aid awarded 

What is the cost of attendance?

  • Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, living expenses, and additional expenses for the PA program which are established each year by the UMB Financial Aid Office

Am I a graduate/professional student?

  • YES - the PA program at AACC is an undergraduate program that results in a professional certificate from AACC and a Master's of Science from UMB

Who do I contact at University of Maryland, Baltimore?