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These instructions should be followed by all SKMC students. However, only currently enrolled and officially accepted students may complete the online Banner Financial Aid application.

In completing this process, students are reminded of the following:

  1. The submission of on-line application material certifies that the information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. If, after completing a segment of the application process, you find that the information has changed, you will need to submit corrections directly to the University Office of Student Financial Aid (Suite 115, Curtis Building).
  2. We recommend that you print a copy of the information you submitted for your records.
  3. Refer to the descriptions (as contextual links) below to ensure that you complete and submit all of the documents required for your 2014-2015 Financial Aid application.To assist you, you can track your progress using this Application Checklist.

Please read these instructions and click "PROCEED" at the end to continue with your financial aid application.

What Documents Must be Completed?

If you are applying for Institutional Aid, in addition to applying for Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Grad Plus and/or Alternative Loan Funding, then you must submit the following items:

  • 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), www.fafsa.ed.gov (School Code 010021);
    • To complete the FAFSA on-line go to www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA Code 010021);
    • Parent’s financial information must be included on the FAFSA if the student is applying for institutional scholarships and loans
    • You must complete your 2013 IRS Tax return online at least 14 days prior to completing the FAFSA. Per federal regulations, all students must participate in the IRS Data Retrieval Transfer (DRT). The DRT process will transfer tax return data directly to the FAFSA. This will greatly simplify the filing of the FAFSA. Those who do not use the DRT process when filing the FAFSA will be selected for a mandated Verification Process which will require, but may not be limited to, submitting an IRS Tax Transcript(s) to the Financial Aid Office. Receipt of an IRS tax transcript may take 2 – 4 weeks and thus significantly delay the processing of your application. 

If you are NOT applying for Institutional Scholarships and Loans, and are choosing to apply for only Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Grad Plus and/or Alternative Loan Funding then you must submit the following items:

*PLEASE NOTE: The requirements outlined here also apply to students who are applying for Federal Stafford, Federal Grad PLUS, and/or Alternative Loan funds in addition to National Health Service Corps and Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship funding.

Additional Documents

In addition to the application requirements outlined above, you may need to submit supplemental documents if you are:

  • Applying for Federal Work Study, then you must complete the Federal Work Study Application;
  • A First Year Student (2014-2015 will be the first academic year in which you are enrolled at Jefferson Medical College), then you must complete
    • A Federal Stafford Master Promissory Note (MPN).with the Federal Direct Loan program at http://studentloans.gov.   More info about the Federal Direct Stafford Loan is at Federal Direct Stafford/Other Loan Process.
    • Entrance Counseling (sometimes referred to as an Entrance Interview). Entrance Counseling is required by federal mandate. Students can complete the online counseling “quiz” at http://studentloans.gov. Additional information covering federal, private, and institutional loans, federal academic progress standards, credit requirements and financial literacy information is located at the TJU University Entrance Interview Guide. 

If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to contact the University Office of Student Financial Aid at (215) 955-2867 or at financial.aid@jefferson.edu.