Student Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights:

  • To have confidential protection of your financial aid records as mandated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • To know what financial aid programs are available at Meharry Medical College.

  • To know the deadlines for submitting the appropriate applications for each financial aid program that is available.

  • To request an explanation of the programs in your financial aid package.

  • To consult with the Financial Aid Office staff concerning your financial aid application, cost of attendance and/or financial problems which might arise.

  • To accept or decline your financial aid awards(s).


Your Responsibilities:

  • To use financial aid for educational expenses only while attending Meharry Medical College.

  • To access your Meharry email account on a regular basis to receive correspondence from the Office of Student Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.

  • To read, understand and retain copies of all forms submitted or provided, either from the Office of Student Financial Aid or other financial aid agencies.

  • To re-apply for financial aid each year.

  • To provide additional documentation, verification, information, or corrections as requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • To complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time.

  • To provide correct information as wrongful reporting can be a violation of federal law

  • To accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.

  • To repay any over award of financial aid.

  • To understand the sources of financial aid you receive and whether the aid is a loan, grant or scholarship. If the aid is a loan, you must know to whom repayment is to be made and the terms of repayment.

  • To keep the Office of Student Financial Aid informed of your correct address at all times, during school and after graduation until all loans are repaid

  • To keep your lender or servicer informed of your correct information including your name, address, and enrollment status.

  • To complete exit counseling if you received a loan from the Office of Student Financial Aid prior to your separation from Meharry Medical College, either by leave of absence, withdrawal, or graduation.


To request personal assistance if you have questions or do not understand the information provided to you.

Contact Financial Aid

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