Financial Aid for Step 2, Clinical Skills Exam, and interview travel costs

Gfunk6

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I am trying to find out which (if any) medical schools allow MD/PhD students
to be eligible for financial aid to cover the costs of Step 2 CK/CS (close
to $1500, not including travel and lodging) and to help with the costs of
residency interviews. Are you eligible for government-subsidized loans?
Are you only eligible for private loans? Any info would be greatly
appreciated!
 

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Gfunk6 said:
I am trying to find out which (if any) medical schools allow MD/PhD students
to be eligible for financial aid to cover the costs of Step 2 CK/CS (close
to $1500, not including travel and lodging) and to help with the costs of
residency interviews. Are you eligible for government-subsidized loans?
Are you only eligible for private loans? Any info would be greatly
appreciated!
At Baylor, we make 23K a year and we are eligible for up to $8500 in subsidized Stafford loans. I think our predicted need comes out to a little over 30K. When I was single, filed as an independent, I was eligible for the full $8500 and about $2400 for private loans in graduate school; I had no investments and less than 2K in savings. After I filled out the FAFSA, my expected family contribution was ~$1200. Once you fill out the FAFSA (even if you are not going to take out loans), your financial aid office can calculate your eligibility based on your estimated family contribution. The process is all electronic so it is pretty fast after you get your PIN. Good luck.