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Paying for medical school

According to the 2007-2008 AAMC Annual Student Tuition and Fees Report, the average tuition and fees for first-year medical students at public schools was $22,199 for state residents and $40,919 for nonresidents. For students at private schools, average resident tuition was $39,964 and nonresident tuition $40,368. To these costs must be added possible tuition and fee raises, books, housing, and other living expenses during the traditional 4-year programs.

For more information...

  • AMA Medical Student Section (MSS)
  • MSS financial aid resources 
  • Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Scholarships, Loan Repayment, and Grant Programs
  • FAFSA on the Web
  • FinAid Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
  • Financing Your Medical Education
  • MD2: Monetary Decisions for Medical Doctors - An Electronic Resource Manual for Financing Planning Throughtout Your Career
  • Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP)
  • The National Health Service Corps, which seeks to aid underserved populations in rural and urban communities across the nation. Connecting communities in need to clinicians dedicated to serving them, the NHSC provides primary health care through a culturally competent, team-based approach.