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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.

Aid Periods and Disbursement Dates

The dates below represent the loan periods for each level in the 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.

2019-2020 Aid Periods and Beginning Disbursement Dates
  Start End First Disbursement Second Disbursement
Class of 2020 (M4) July 1, 2019 May 10, 2020 June 28, 2019 January 2, 2020
Class of 2021 (M3) July 1, 2019 June 28, 2020 June 28, 2019 January 2, 2020
Class of 2022 (M2) August 05, 2019 June 28, 2020 July 26, 2019 January 13, 2020
Class of 2023 (M1) August 05, 2019 May 31, 2020 July 26, 2019 January 13, 2020

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.

Spring 2020

Home Financing for Doctors - February 2020 
Pitlyk Aud B, 12 p.m., February 5, 2020. Presented by Physician Loans
This session offers practical advise/tips about the home buying process as well as answers the question: rent or buy. To see a schedule of upcoming live webinars, please go here:

Financial Planning for Doctors - February 2020 
Pitlyk Aud B, 12 p.m., February 19, 2020. 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 2020 (during Capstone)
Location to be determined, April 27, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by Student Financial Services.
This session is to inform students of their rights and responsibilities as an education loan borrower. We will review various loan repayment options to help students make informed decisions for repayment.

Individual Repayment Counseling for Graduates - April 2020 
Location will be in the SFS-SOM offices, dates and times to be determined.  This event is to help students determine which repayment plan is right for them and to allow graduating students the opportunity to ask questions specific to their situation. Students are required to complete the required online exit loan counseling prior to this meeting. 

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

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