FINANCIAL AID PUBLICATIONS
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID HANDBOOK
WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID?
Financial aid consists of three basic types: loans, scholarships/grants and work study:
- Loans are financial aid which must be repaid.
- Scholarships and grants are financial aid which does not have to be repaid.
- Work study consists of part-time jobs for which you are paid on an hourly basis. Money is earned while attending school; does not have to be repaid.
At Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), these three basic types of financial aid come from a variety of sources: the federal government, the State of New Jersey, RBHS itself, or outside agencies, organizations, and donors.
For a list of major programs, click here Summary of Major Financial Aid Programs.
SERVICE COMMITMENT PROGRAMS
ARMED FORCES HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIPS (AFHPS)
Scholarships are available to U.S. citizens enrolled in medical and dental schools. In return for financial assistance, students must serve in the Armed Forces. In addition to paying for tuition, fees and required books & supplies, the scholarship pays a monthly living expense stipend. The expectation is that a student will serve year-for-year after graduation.
For additional information and/or an application, call or email any of the following branches:
NJ NATIONAL GUARD (ARMY)
Medical Service Corps
Recruiting and Retention Office
3650 Saylors Pond Road, 2nd Floor
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
US AIR FORCE
1150 1st Avenue, Suite 502
King of Prussian, PA 19406
Health Recruiting Team
Building 2201 Route 38E, Suite 105
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Health Recruiting Team
Building 2201, Route 38, Suite 105
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Picatinny Medical Recruiting Station
Building 30 North
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
Navy Recruiting District New York
1975 Hampstead Turnpike, 3rd Floor
East Meadow, NY 11554
Navy Reserve Recruiting Command Area Northeast
Naval Reserve Center Bronx
4 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Navy Officer Program Recruiter
10 Woodbridge Center Drive, 6th Floor, Suite 630
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS (NHSC)
The program is designed to recruit allopathic physicians/dentist, certified nurse midwives, family nurse practitioners and physician assistants to serve in areas designated by NHSC that have shortage s of primary care health professionals.
Must be a U.S. citizen or U. S. National and full-time in an accredited program and school.
Terms and Conditions
Government pays tuition and fees. Students chosen for the scholarship must agree to one year of service commitment in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for each year of scholarship support, with a required minimum commitment of two years and maximum of four years.
RBHS INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS
RBHS administers several privately endowed scholarships. Recipients are chosen based on their financial need and academic performance after completing the first year at RBHS. All students with completed financial aid files will be considered.
Short-term no interest loans are limited and based upon availability of funds. Financial aid must be pending with the Student Financial Aid Office to be approved for a loan. Emergency loans will be repaid as soon as financial aid becomes available so other students have access to these funds. This application is available on the web portal under the Financial Aid Tab. Funds disbursed through direct deposit or to the address on the application.
NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWSHIPS (NMF)
The core program of NMF is the Need-based Scholarship. Offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF scholarships are increasingly important due to escalating cost of medical school and spiraling student debt.
NMF’s Merit-based awards recognize outstanding minority medical students, recommended by their medical schools, for extraordinary scholastic achievement, leadership, community services and the potential for outstanding contributions to medicine. Offered primarily to third- and fourth-year medical students.
The NMF Experience-based Fellowship Program provides special opportunities for students to work hands-on to enhance healthcare delivery in underrepresented communities in local, national and international settings. These programs match students with mentors, often eminent NMF alumni, and focus on areas of critical clinical/public health need.
Application and Selection Criteria: A rigorous application process ensures that assistance is provided to students with the greatest documented need. Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need as determined by the student’s available resources (including parental and spouse support, education cost, and receipt of other scholarships and grants).
For additional information contact:
National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
Need Based Scholarship Program
347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 510
New York, N.Y. 10016
Phone: 1-212-483-8880 Ext. 304
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