MS, MPH, PhD Clinical Research Candidates
Students in Master’s Programs may apply for the Stafford and GradPlus Loans. Eligible amounts vary. The GradPlus Loan does require a credit check.
If you are interested in this type of aid you will need to file:
- the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Institutional Application for Financial Assistance
- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application (ISMMS code is G07026)
- submit your (and spouse, if married) previous year's signed Federal tax transcripts, with W2s
This aid takes into account student's (and spouse, if married) income/assets.
We will receive the FAFSA electronically.
The few PhD in Clinical Research candidates not on stipends or employed full-time may apply for Stafford loans of up to $20,500 yearly. The remaining would be interest accruing, based on budget and eligibility. Those PhD and MD/PhD students on a stipend will most likely not qualify for federal financial aid as the Icahn School of Medicine 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 child care or health expenses.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education (PREP) Candidates
Participants in the NIH-funded PREP program are not considered to be students. They are scholars who are allowed to study those areas of interest under the terms of this grant; they are not registered for a degree program. They receive free tuition and a living expense stipend, but are not eligible for any additional Federal Financial Aid nor can Icahn School of Medicine certify them as being "in school" for purposes of loan deferments.
Office of Financial Aid
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
ISMMS FAFSA Code
Returning Students: May 1
Incoming Students: June 15