Financial Aid

admiss-facility.jpgOur Financial Aid Office, located in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, offers financial counseling services and can help you finance your medical education through a variety of scholarships and loans. When you apply for financial aid, you are automatically considered for all Boonshoft School of Medicine scholarship programs for which you are eligible.

A variety of financial aid is available

Campus-based scholarships

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine awards scholarships that require no application from you. The selection is made from information gathered from the AMCAS application and/or from the FAFSA.

External scholarships

The Financial Aid Office can recommend other sources of support. We encourage you to seek out external scholarships. Suggested search sites include and (See additonal links at the bottom of this page.)

Federal student loans

You do not need to seek out your own loan information. The Boonshoft School of Medicine will do that for you. Federal student loans available to you as a medical student are:

Service commitment scholarships

These scholarships provide tuition and living expense support in exchange for a work commitment after residency. The work commitment typically is for the same number of years as the scholarship. Examples include:

To apply for financial aid


Complete your FAFSA

To apply for financial aid at the Boonshoft School of Medicine you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA renewal application. The FAFSA renewal application for continuing students is due March 1. The Financial Aid Office will use your FAFSA to determine your financial aid award.

We recommend that you provide parental information on the FAFSA , even if your parents don't contribute to your support. To be considered for additional low interest rate loans, you must provide parental information. Your completed FAFSA should be submitted to the Department of Education electronically at this link:

(Wright State's federal code is 003078)

Federal regulations require the Financial Aid Office to have your FAFSA before processing your loans.


Estimate your expenses

The Office of Student Affairs and Admissions has prepared a worksheet that can help you estimate your medical school expenses and the amount of loan you may incur. Download the estimated Student Expense Budget for 2015-16 (XLSX) to learn more.

Tuition & fees for first-year students for 2015-2016
Annual Expenses Ohio Resident Non-resident
(Instructional & General)
$33,962 $50,622
Other Fees $3,177 $3,177
Total $37,139 $53,799

*Actual 2015-2016 tuition & fees will be available in May 2015

Financial Information, Resources, Services & Tools (FIRST)

Created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in collaboration with the medical school financial aid community and the Organization of Student Representatives, FIRST for Medical Education offers a full range of Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools for applicants, medical school students, residents, advisors and financial aid officers. The AAMC's goal is to help medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans and manage their student debt wisely.

The FIRST program offers:

More helpful links

Last edited on 06/03/2015.