Financial Aid for International Students

International students must follow Meharry’s process, which is described in detail by the Office of General Counsel.


A financial aid applicant who is neither a U.S. citizen nor U.S. permanent resident is not eligible to apply for Federal financial aid (including loans and work-study) through the U.S. Department of Education and does not fill out a FAFSA application.


International students may only be eligible for private (non-federal) educational loans with a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident as a creditworthy co-signer for their entire program at Meharry Medical College. With a creditworthy co-signer, a student can borrow up to the cost of attendance, if approved. There are, however, some instances in which non-citizens may be eligible for financial aid from the U.S. federal government. Visit


Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee in each of the schools and are contingent upon the donor’s criteria for selection of candidates. There is not an application to complete for any scholarships offered at Meharry.


If a student has secured a private (non-federal) educational loan, they must notify the Office of Student Financial Aid so the loan can be certified and disbursed to the college in a timely manner.


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Contact Financial Aid

Meharry Medical College
Office of Student Financial Aid
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Telephone: 615.327.6826