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Student Financial Planning

While the Medical College enjoys one of the largest internal scholarship and loan programs of any private medical school, many students are entering with considerable debt and costs increase every year. Students without the calculated parent contribution or with dependent expenses borrowed more. Most loan programs offer forbearance and graduated or income-based repayment.

Financial Planning Sessions

The Financial Aid Office conducts a number of financial planning and debt management sessions to help our students with understanding the landscape of the direct lending programs and our institutional loans. In addition to the annual workshops below, you can request individual counseling sessions with our financial aid officers.

Annual Sessions

September - Orientation Workshop
October & November - "Money Talk Series"
March & April - Exit Counseling (individual sessions)
May - Financial Planning and Budgeting for Graduating Students

Debt Management Options

Annual Debt Letter

The office of Financial Aid provides all borrowers with their annual debt letter listing the amount of loans borrowed to date, as well as the average class debt to date. Students are encouraged to track their debt via online resources, such as the MedLoans Organizer & Calculator and The National Student Loans Data System (NSLDS). 

Loan Consolidation

The Department of Education and other lenders offer programs in which all your federal loans may be consolidated into one loan with graduated or more manageable income-based repayments, if eligible.

In-School Loan Deferment

Deferment is a postponement of payment on a loan that is allowed under certain conditions and during which interest does not accrue on Direct Subsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans. All other federal student loans that are deferred will continue to accrue interest. Any unpaid interest that accrued during the deferment period may be added to the principal balance (capitalized) of the loan(s). Source: www.studentaid.ed.gov

Instructions to request in-school loan deferment
If you have prior loans that are currently in repayment, you may request an in-school deferment through your lender.

  1. Contact your lender/loan servicer and request they send you their Deferment Form.
  2. Complete student information sections, signature, and authorization.
  3. Bring your form to the Registrar's Office located at 1300 York Avenue, Room C-114.
  4. Email questions and inquires to Registrar@med.cornell.edu

Resources and Links

For All Students

Medloans Organizer and Calculator (MLOC)

Developed for medical students and residents, the MLOC provides a secure location to organize and track your loans and then calculate custom repayment plans using your own loan information to help you make smart choices about repayment. The basic service is free to medical students.

https://www.aamc.org/services/first/medloans/

Popular Financial Aid Calculators from FinAid.org

http://www.finaid.org/calculators/

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

http://www.nslds.ed.gov

Paycheck Calculator

Based on provided information, calculates expected per-period or annual salary pay

http://www.paycheckcity.com/

Financial Literacy

Online resource on financial process, loan consolidation, loan forgiveness, repayments, student debt, etc.

http://www.debt.org/students/

Identity Theft

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft

Money Matters

http://www.mymoney.gov/Pages/default.aspx

AAMC info for medical students

http://aamc.financialliteracy101.org/new_welcome.cfm

National Medical Student Debt Statistics

http://www.aamc.org/download/152968/data/debtfactcard.pdf

Tax Matters for Students

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Students

 

Graduating Students

Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Information for students going into residency

http://www.aamc.org/services/first/first_for_residents/

Loan Forgiveness/Repayment Program

https://services.aamc.org/fed_loan_pub/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.welcome&CFID=1052490&CFTOKEN=52656650

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