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Top 96 Med School Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: April 15th, 2024

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, doctors are among the highest paid professionals, earning over $200,000 per year on average. However, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the average medical school student will also accumulate roughly $250,000 in student loan debt. So, while doctors can expect to earn a high salary, many prospective medical students must rely heavily on medical school scholarships to finance their education.

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** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

“Gutsy Graduate Student” Essay Scholarship

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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Ok, so first question–why is this scholarship named the “Gutsy” Graduate Student Essay Scholarship? If you are enrolled in graduate school (during the 2024-25 academic…Show More

Ok, so first question–why is this scholarship named the “Gutsy” Graduate Student Essay Scholarship? If you are enrolled in graduate school (during the 2024-25 academic…Show More

Ok, so first question–why is this scholarship named the “Gutsy” Graduate Student Essay Scholarship? If you are enrolled in graduate school (during the 2024-25 academic year) or have heard stories from those enrolled, you already know! “Gutsy” means courageous and determined, which nearly all successful graduate students are. Why else would one continue on with rigorous academics while often living on a shoestring? The rewards of graduate school are numerous, especially the more focused and advanced level of specialized study in your chosen field. Learning with like-minded people who share your passion is fulfilling, and the networking is awesome. The flipside of graduate school is the costly student loans to fund it. With this in mind, the "Gutsy" Graduate Student Essay Scholarship aims to help out a passionate graduate student who is actively looking for ways to fund their higher education journey. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. Good luck on your educational journey, and we hope to read your application! Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students
Apply

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

“Tuition Solution” Scholarship for STEM Students

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500 “Tuition Solution” Scholarship is meant for high school juniors and seniors (graduating class of 2024 or 2025), as well as undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year who are looking for ways to fund their postsecondary education in STEM. In order to apply, you must write an essay about how your passion for STEM started and how the scholarship will help you fulfill your dreams. No matter which STEM field ignites your interest, we look forward to reading your essays. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. Apply today - it’s time to cell-e-brate you!Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

“Follow Your Own Path” Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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At Scholarships360, our mission is to help students find and fund their postsecondary education. We know that students have a variety of educational and career…Show More

At Scholarships360, our mission is to help students find and fund their postsecondary education. We know that students have a variety of educational and career…Show More

At Scholarships360, our mission is to help students find and fund their postsecondary education. We know that students have a variety of educational and career interests and aspirations. That is why we are offering the “Follow Your Own Path” Essay Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support all current postsecondary students, regardless of the type of education they are pursuing. Thus, no matter your own unique educational path, we hope you apply for this $500 scholarship. In order to apply for the “Follow Your Own Path” Essay Scholarship, students must submit an essay about their career ambitions. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Apply

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

Offered by Thermo Fisher Scientific

6 awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Are you a postsecondary student majoring in life science or a related field? If so, consider applying for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program!…Show More

Are you a postsecondary student majoring in life science or a related field? If so, consider applying for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program!…Show More

Are you a postsecondary student majoring in life science or a related field? If so, consider applying for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program! The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. who are majoring in a life science or a related field. Thermo Fisher Scientific, an American supplier of scientific instrumentation, reagents, consumables, and software services, funds the scholarship. They are dedicated to providing innovative technologies and services to help make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Every year, they offer multiple awards worth up to $10,000 to help recipients fund their educational costs. If you are a life science student and would like some help paying for your education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

6 awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

NHSC Scholarship Program

Offered by National Health Service Corps

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 25, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by National Health Service Corps

Are you pursuing a graduate degree in medicine or dentistry, or a postgraduate degree or certificate in nurse-midwifery education, physician assistant education, or nurse practitioner…Show More

Are you pursuing a graduate degree in medicine or dentistry, or a postgraduate degree or certificate in nurse-midwifery education, physician assistant education, or nurse practitioner…Show More

Are you pursuing a graduate degree in medicine or dentistry, or a postgraduate degree or certificate in nurse-midwifery education, physician assistant education, or nurse practitioner education? Further, are you willing to commit to providing primary health care services to underserved communities? If so, the NHSC Scholarship Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship covers the tuition costs of multiple recipients who are willing to commit to two years of service in exchange for one year of funding, in addition to providing them a monthly stipend and an annual payment to cover "other reasonable costs." If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 25, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

Offered by Pisacano Leadership Foundation

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Pisacano Leadership Foundation

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for a four-year period beginning in the final year of medical school and…Show More

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for a four-year period beginning in the final year of medical school and…Show More

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for a four-year period beginning in the final year of medical school and through three years of residency training in Family Medicine. Applicants must be attending a medical school in the United States and must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine. Upon selection, each Pisacano scholar will receive an annual scholarship of $5000 during their final year of medical school and their first three years of Family Medicine training (four years total, regardless of residency length). If you're in your final year of medical school and will be pursuing residency training in Family Medicine afterward, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Bold.org

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Bold.org

The Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to an extraordinary individual who left a mark on the world of occupational therapy.…Show More

The Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to an extraordinary individual who left a mark on the world of occupational therapy.…Show More

The Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to an extraordinary individual who left a mark on the world of occupational therapy. Despite her untimely departure, Christina's legacy lives on through this scholarship, which aims to empower students who share her passion and dedication. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, this scholarship welcomes applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a heart for volunteering. While all fields of medicine and healthcare are eligible, preference will be given to those pursuing a career in occupational therapy. To apply, share your story and aspirations, revealing the field you plan to embark upon and the reasons behind your chosen path.Show Less

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

CVS Health / AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award for Student Pharmacists

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

21 awards worth $20,000
Deadline Jun 16, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The CVS Health / AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award for Student Pharmacists will be awarded to 21 outstanding student pharmacists who face financial barriers…Show More

The CVS Health / AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award for Student Pharmacists will be awarded to 21 outstanding student pharmacists who face financial barriers…Show More

The CVS Health / AACP Community Pharmacy Health Equity Award for Student Pharmacists will be awarded to 21 outstanding student pharmacists who face financial barriers in their pursuit of education including, but not limited to those who identify as an underrepresented minority student, a student with a disability, or a student with a previous or current military service to include national guard and reserves. Students must be enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD degree program during the 2023-2024 academic year at an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) member institution. Selected awardees must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advocate and care for patients in underserved communities.Show Less

21 awards worth $20,000
Deadline Jun 16, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship

Offered by Maine Osteopathic Association

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Maine Osteopathic Association

The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this…Show More

The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this…Show More

The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this scholarship is a great way to support your education and future career in the medical field. Don't miss out on this chance to take your studies to the next level!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Marian R. Stuart Grant

Offered by American Psychological Foundation

1 award worth up to $20,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by American Psychological Foundation

The Marian R. Stuart Grant is designed to support early career psychologists who are passionate about the interplay between mental and physical health. Eligible applicants…Show More

The Marian R. Stuart Grant is designed to support early career psychologists who are passionate about the interplay between mental and physical health. Eligible applicants…Show More

The Marian R. Stuart Grant is designed to support early career psychologists who are passionate about the interplay between mental and physical health. Eligible applicants must be engaged in a research-based program that contributes to public health. Examples include but are not limited to research-based programs that teach medical doctors counseling skills; research-based programs on the effect of behavior on health; and research-based programs on psychologists’ role in medical settings for the benefit of patients. Note that preference will be given to psychologists working in medical schools. If you're passionate about making a lasting impact on the world through the field of psychology, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth up to $20,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

Offered by Michael Moody

1 award worth $1,500
Deadline Aug 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Michael Moody

Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented…Show More

Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented…Show More

Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented field? You might consider applying for the Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 to one such student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements both in and out of school. In order to apply, you must answer a series of three essay questions and complete the online application. If selected as a finalist, you will also be asked to send in your transcript and one letter of recommendation. If you’d like some financial help on your journey to improve others’ health, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $1,500
Deadline Aug 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship

Offered by Cascade Healthcare Solutions

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Aug 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Cascade Healthcare Solutions

Are you a current high school senior who has been accepted into a nursing program? If so, consider applying to the Nurses Make a Difference…Show More

Are you a current high school senior who has been accepted into a nursing program? If so, consider applying to the Nurses Make a Difference…Show More

Are you a current high school senior who has been accepted into a nursing program? If so, consider applying to the Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship! Each year, Cascade Healthcare Solutions offers a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse. In order to apply, students must submit an essay in which they detail the impact that they hope to make as a nurse. Essays will be evaluated based on quality, thoughtfulness, and relevance to the topic. If you have dreams of being a nurse and want to put your writing skills to the test, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Aug 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
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Top 3 Med School Scholarships Overall

We went through all our scholarships for med school students and hand-selected the opportunities below based on three criteria:

  1. The scholarship is from a well-known organization that has been offering the opportunity for several years
  2. The award amount is substantial
  3. The eligibility information is not too narrow, so many students can apply

Here are our picks for the overall top 3 scholarships for medical school:

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How to win medical school scholarships

Remember, finding scholarship opportunities is only half of the task involved in earning funds for your education. Once you’ve found some good fits from our list, it’s time to start applying. Before you begin your applications, sit down and do some reflection to decide what approach you’ll take. Ask yourselves some questions and write down the answers with no regard to grammar, word limits, or anything like that; just get them out on the page to pull from as you begin to write. Here are a few questions you might ask:

  • When did I first become interested in medicine?
  • What change do I hope to make in the world through my career as a doctor?
  • When have I demonstrated skills that indicate my potential as a future doctor?
  • Where do I see myself in 10 years?

You can also try asking these questions to your friends, family, and other trusted adults. Oftentimes, they have some insight into your past accomplishments that you wouldn’t have otherwise thought of.

Writing your essays

Writing scholarship essays is an art, and we are here to teach you how to do it as efficiently as possible. We have guides to help with every aspect, such as starting your essay, writing to a 250 or 500 word limit, and answering the common prompt, “Why do you deserve this scholarship?”. Here are a few more articles to help you out:

Need-based financial aid for medical school

Medical school students can also apply for need based financial aid to pay for their M.D. There are two main applications that students should know about when thinking about need-based financial aid:

  • FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is how financial aid from the federal government is awarded, which includes federal student loans.
  • CSS Profile is a financial aid application offered by the College Board. The CSS Profile is how some medical schools will award institutional financial aid, which can include grants, scholarships, and student loans. Yale School of Medicine is one medical school that uses the CSS Profile for both scholarships and Yale student loans.

Students who need even more financial aid can consider private student loans. Remember, these private loans should be a last resort as they may have higher interest rates and less flexible repayment options than loans from the federal government.

Related: Medical intern vs. resident: What’s the difference?

Frequently asked questions

Can doctors qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

Doctors who work in a non-profit or public sector and make regular loan payments for ten years should be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. This would mean that any remaining federal loan balance after those ten years would be forgiven; they would never have to repay it.

It’s worth noting that PSLF has a notoriously strict set of rules for eligibility, so if you plan to take advantage of the program, be sure to educate yourself on all of the stipulations to ensure that you fulfill them.

Also see: How to get PSLF as a healthcare worker

Can you use the Pell Grant to pay for medical school?

Only undergraduate students are eligible for the Pell Grant, so although you can use it to pay for a pre-med education, you won’t be able to use it for med school.

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