Application Process

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is dedicated to meeting the demonstrated financial need of students as determined by federal and institutional policies to the best of our ability. You should begin submitting financial aid applications in March, but your file cannot be completed without tax transcripts. Please plan accordingly. Financial aid cannot be processed without completed tax transcripts from you, your spouse, and your parents.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by May 1 prior to the start of the fall academic year for all returning students. Award notices to returning students who have applied in a timely fashion and prior to the May 1 submission date will be emailed by early summer. Incoming student awards are also sent by mid-summer or as soon as files are complete.

All students applying for financial aid, including work study, must submit the appropriate ISMMS Institutional Application for Financial Assistance. The links are to the lower right, under Related Resources.

In addition to the FAFSA, medical students applying for ISMMS need-based funds must complete the Need Access application. For purposes of the school's need-based funds, an MD student is not viewed as financially independent of parents. Students must provide both parents’ information on the Need Access. Parental information will be used to determine grant eligibility each year. This information will be collected each year regardless of change in marital status.

Contact Us

Tel: 212-241-5245

Office of Financial Aid
Annenberg 12-70
One Gustave Levy Place
Box 1002
New York, NY 10029


Returning Students: May 1
Incoming Students: June 15