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How to Apply for Financial Aid

General Information

Weill Cornell Medical College's policy requires financial information from both biological parents to determine a student's need for institutional aid. It is hoped that parents will meet their calculated contribution. Medical College funds are not available to replace the parents' contribution figure. Students may borrow from non-subsidized loan programs to replace the parents' contribution. 

MD Program

Prospective Students

Recommended Deadline for Financial Aid Applications: April 1st

The Admissions office will be sending out acceptance letters by March 15th. Once you have been notified of your acceptance, and you are planning on applying for financial aid, please submit the applications and tax returns as noted below. The recommended deadline is April 1st. If all of your information is submitted, you can expect an award letter within 7-10 business days. This will allow you to make the most informed decision about your school of choice by the April 30th deadline.

Complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • The FAFSA determines your eligibility for low-interest Federal Direct Loans 
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Federal School Code for FAFSA is G04762
  • (Listed as: WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)

Complete the 2017-18 CSS PROFILE Application Online"

  • This, along with your FAFSA information, will help determine your eligibility for Weill Cornell student aid funds.

Supplemental Application Form

-Students and parents may submit either a complete copy of their filed 2016 federal income tax return, with all schedules.

  • If no taxes were filed with the IRS for 2016, submit the Exemption from Tax Filing Form for non-custodial parent(s)

Parent Abroad Form (if applicable)

Sibling School Enrollment Verification Form (if applicable)

If parents are divorced, separated, or were never married:

Complete the Noncustodial Parent Profile in CSS PROFILE

- Students and parents may submit either a complete copy of their filed 2016 federal income tax return, with all schedules.

  • If no taxes were filed with the IRS for 2016, submit the Exemption from Tax Filing Form for non-custodial parent(s).
  • If the non-custodial parent is re-married, the current spouse's information is also required.

If your citizenship/residency status is not confirmed on your FAFSA, you must provide documentation along with your application. Accepted documents are: 

  • Documentation of U.S. citizenship: U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, or Birth Certificate

  • Documentation for permanent residency: Black and white copy of the front and back of your Alien Registration Card (I-155) Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) with all endorsements and temporary I-155 stamp that has not expired

Returning Students

Deadline for Financial Aid Applications: May 15th

Complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • The FAFSA determines your eligibility for low-interest Federal Direct Loans
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Federal School Code for FAFSA is G04762
  • (Listed as: WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)

Complete the  2017-18 CSS PROFILE Application Online

  • This, along with your FAFSA information, will help determine your eligibility for Weill Cornell student aid funds.

Supplemental Application Form

-Students and parents may submit either a complete copy of their filed 2016 federal income tax return, with all schedules.

  • If no taxes were filed in 2016, submit the Exemption from Tax Filing Form 

Parent Abroad Form (if applicable)

Sibling School Enrollment Verification Form (if applicable)

If parents are divorced, separated, or were never married:

Complete the Noncustodial Parent Profile in CSS PROFILE

-Students and parents may submit either a complete copy of their filed 2016 federal income tax return, with all schedules. 

If your citizenship/residency status is not confirmed on your FAFSA, you must provide documentation along with your application. Accepted documents are:

- Documentation of U.S. citizenship: U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, or Birth Certificate.

- Documentation for permanent residency: Black and white copy of the front and back of your Alien Registration Care (I-155) Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) with all endorsements and temporary I-155 stamp that has not expired.

Graduate Programs

For the Master of Science Programs, the following forms are required for application for financial aid:

For students entering in March 2017:

Complete the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

For students entering in Fall of 2017:

Complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

  • The FAFSA determines your eligibility for low-interest Federal Direct Loans
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Federal School Code for FAFSA is G04762
  • (Listed as: WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)

- 2016-2017 Graduate Loan Request Form

- 2017-2018 Graduate Loan Request Form

Appealing Your Aid Decision

You can appeal your financial aid decision if you feel there are extenuating circumstances. To request an appeal, submit the Financial Aid Appeal Application and necessary documentation along with an explanation of your circumstances.

Appeals will be reviewed only after all requested supporting materials are received. Complete appeals are reviewed within 7-10 business days and you will be notified when a decision has been made.

Contact Information

Student Finance & Records Office of Financial Aid

1300 York Avenue, C-114 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-1065 Fax: (212) 746-8211