Application Procedures

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HMS uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Need Access Application as key components of the financial aid application. Students who plan to apply for institutional financial aid are urged to file both forms as soon as possible after January 1st. Instructions for filing these forms are mailed to accepted students in March; however, they can be obtained earlier at most high schools, public libraries and university financial aid offices.

Candidates accepted or waitlisted for admission are asked to file additional application materials in March. These materials include parent tax returns, so families are urged to complete their tax returns early. Awards cannot be made until all materials have been received, therefore it is important to file as early as possible.

Calendar

January 1   

Earliest date that the federal government will accept the FAFSA form for processing. In addition, the Need Access Application is available for processing. Families should file tax returns, FAFSA, and Need Access application as soon possible after this date.

March

Candidates accepted or waitlisted for admission are sent financial aid materials.

April 1     

Evaluation of completed files and mailing of financial aid award letters begins on a rolling basis.

April 15     

Deadline for submission of all application materials including tax returns for the most recent calendar year.

May 15   

Last day an admitted student can simultaneously hold a place at HMS and another medical school.

July     

Email notification of fall term bill sent to students.

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