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Student Financial Services

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Services within the Saint Louis University School of Medicine is to assist you in identifying and providing resources to meet the costs associated with medical school.

2023-24 Aid Periods and Disbursement Dates

The dates below represent the loan periods for each level in the SLU School of Medicine. Disbursement dates, as shown, represent the earliest loans may be disbursed. Actual student start date and pace of credit-hour completion may cause a delay to these dates.

All first-time borrowers must complete Federal Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) before loan funds can be disbursed. To ensure timely receipt of your student loan refunds, update your address or sign up for direct deposit via the mySLU portal.

Class Start End First Disbursement Second Disbursement Summer Start Summer End Summer Disbursement
Class of 2024 (M4) June 26, 2023 May 19, 2024 June 26, 2023 January 3, 2024 N/A N/A N/A
Class of 2025 (M3) June 26, 2023 May 19, 2024 June 26, 2023 January 3, 2024 May 20, 2024 August 11, 2024 May 13, 2024
Class of 2026 (M2) July 24, 2023 May 19, 2024 July 14, 2023 January 3, 2024 May 20, 2024 August 11, 2024 May 13, 2024
Class of 2027 (M1) July 31, 2023 May 19, 2024 July 21, 2023 January 3, 2024 May 20, 2024 August 11, 2024 May 13, 2024

SFS Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board facilitates communication between the Office of Student Financial Services and the student body. It consists of representatives from each medical school class and staff from the Office of Student Financial Services. Contact your class president with comments or suggestions.

Financial Literacy Information

As part of our ongoing effort to help you minimize your overall student loan debt and provide you with tools to help you manage your finances, both now and in the future, we offer sessions with topics that range from student loan repayment to financial planning/wealth management or primary care resources.

Fall 2023/Spring 2024

  • Life Cycle: Impact of Student Loans on Future Life Choices  (Fall 2023)
    Presented by Student Financial Services
    So often, we wait until nearing graduation to talk about the impact student borrowing will have on our lives. What if we could understand the impact of those borrowing choices while there was still time to make different choices?
  • Budgeting (Fall 2023)
    Presented by Student Financial Services
    Here, you will get tools to help you manage your finances/student loan refunds and to avoid the pitfalls of money mismanagement.
  • Home Financing for Doctors (Spring 2024)
    Presented by Physician Loans
    This session offers practical advice/tips about the home-buying process and answers the question: rent or buy. Check here for more information about PysicianLoans.
  • Financial Planning for Doctors (Spring 2024)
    Presented by Radden Education Institute
    This session will target options and resources to help you make responsible and informed decisions about your financial future.
  • Exit/Loan Repayment Counseling for Graduating Medical Students (April 2024, During Capstone)
    Location to be determined. Sponsored by Student Financial Services.
    This session informs students of their rights and responsibilities as education-loan borrowers. We will review various loan-repayment options to help students make informed decisions for repayment.
  • Optional One-on-One FA Counseling or Loan Repayment Counseling (Dates as Available)
    Please contact the office or go to EAB Navigate via the mySLU portal to schedule with your FA counselor. Most appointments will be virtual, however, you may request an in-person meeting. Graduating students, students taking leave of absence or withdrawing must complete the required online exit loan counseling before your meeting. 

If there is a session or topic you would like addressed, contact us at

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