Graduate Student Awards

Students in Master's programs and the PhD Clinical Research program may apply for the Stafford Unsubsidized and GradPlus loans. Eligible amounts vary. Bear in mind that the GradPlus Loan requires a credit check.

If you are interested in this type of aid you will need to file:

PhD in Clinical Research candidates, not on stipends or employed full-time, may apply for Stafford Unsubsidized Loans of up to $20,500 yearly, and GradPlus Loans for them remainder of the budget. PhD and MD/PhD students on a stipend generally do not qualify for federal financial aid because the ISMMS Stipend exceeds the Cost of Attendance budget.

Students on stipend with extenuating circumstances should consult the Director of Financial Aid. In some cases, students may be eligible for assistance with part of childcare or health care expenses.

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Candidates

If you are participating in the NIH-funded Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), we do not consider you to be a student for the purposes of financial aid. You are scholars who are allowed to study those areas of interest under the terms of this grant; you are not registered for a degree program. You receive free tuition and a living expense stipend, but are not eligible for any additional federal financial aid, nor can the Icahn School of Medicine certify you as being "in school" to qualify for loan deferments.