UNSOM Students: Incoming Class: Financial Aid Administrative Services
The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs provides guidance and support for students seeking financial assistance. Over eighty percent of the students enrolled in the University of Nevada School of Medicine receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants and low interest loans from institutional, state and federal funds. Together with UNRs Office of Student Financial Assistance, information regarding budgeting, financial planning and application procedures is provided to students throughout the academic year. Every effort is made to help students with financial assistance. It is, however, the students responsibility to obtain his or her financial aid.
YOUR TIMELINE FOR THE YEAR YOU PLAN TO BEGIN MEDICAL SCHOOL:
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please note the FAFSA must be filed each year you are enrolled in medical school.
Use estimated income if you haven't completed your taxes, but be as accurate as possible by using pay stubs and receipts for untaxed income. After filing your tax return; go back into your FAFSA and update #32 to #1 “I have already completed my return”. Then update #33-#44. Make and keep copies of your (signed) tax return and W-2 forms. If you are selected for verification, those forms will be required to complete the process.
Because you are an independent student, you do not need to include your parents' income information on the FAFSA. Providing this information will not make you eligible for additional funding.
Complete and submit the FAFSA if you haven't already done so. Review your Student Aid Report online at www.fafsa.gov. If you need to make corrections, please do so online. Review your “To do list” using your MYNEVADA account. Submit any requested forms on the to-do list.
Visit www.unr.edu and check MYNEVADA to review your “To do list”. If additional documentation is required, the required forms will be listed under the “To do list”. You can review the email that was sent by going to the Communications Center using your MYNEVADA account.
Respond promptly and pay attention to deadlines! Incomplete files will not be processed and delay in submitting requested documents will delay your financial aid. The deadline for submitting the verification documents is June 15th.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships begins posting Offer Letters on MYNEVADA.
If you are moving over the summer, be sure to change your address with the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at the School of Medicine AND on your MYNEVADA account so you receive all important, time-sensitive mail. Pay attention to any deadlines for responding! You should also complete the Direct Deposit form so that your refund will go directly into your checking account.
IF YOU WISH TO BORROW THE STAFFORD LOAN, YOU CAN ACCEPT THE LOAN BY USING YOUR MYNEVADA ACCOUNT
(If you are a first-time borrower at this University, be sure to follow the directions as a new borrower – 1) Master Promissory Note and 2) Entrance Counseling.)
If you have a Perkins Loan on your offer letter, you must complete a promissory note for the Perkins at the start of each semester.
People who filed the FAFSA late are receiving their aid offer notification - those are processed all year long.
Please double check that you have completed all required paperwork in order to ensure that your funds will be received in time to pay fees. Keep all copies in your folder. Perkins Loan paperwork will be mailed to the address on MYNEVADA in late July. If you have any Special Circumstances or Budget Increase Requests (Child Care), you may begin to submit these forms for consideration.
University of Nevada, Reno
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Mail Stop 076
Reno, NV 89557
Toll-free (877) 666-0014, Fax (775) 784-1025
Cost of attendance at UNSOM.