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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.

2020-2021 Aid Periods and Beginning Disbursement Dates
  Start End First Disbursement Second Disbursement
Class of 2021 (M4) June 29, 2020 May 9, 2021 July 1, 2020 January 4, 2021
Class of 2022 (M3) June 29, 2020 June 28, 2021 July 1, 2020 January 4, 2021
Class of 2023 (M2) July 27, 2020 June 28, 2021 July 17, 2020 January 11, 2021
Class of 2024 (M1) August 3, 2020 May 30, 2021 July 24, 2020 January 11, 2021

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.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

Life Cycle: Impact of Student Loans on Future Life Choices - TBD
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?

Armed Forces Resources - TBD
Army, Air Force and Navy recruiters
This session covers the different rewards and resources available to medical students pursuing a career as a military doctor. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet one-on-one with military personnel.

Home Financing for Doctors - TBD 
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 - TBD 
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 2021 (during Capstone)
Location to be determined, April 2021 . 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 - Dates to be determined 
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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