Financial Aid

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Meharry Medical College’s School Code: G03506

Students who are interested in receiving federal aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Meharry Medical College’s Application for Student Financial Assistance (MAP). Both applications must be completed annually while students are attending Meharry Medical College.


To complete the FAFSA application, you can go to OR use the mobile app myStudentAid for Apple and/or Android. You can download the app through Apple or Google Play Store. Please have your FSA ID username and password to complete the FAFSA application. **If you do not have a FSA ID, you can create an account at


Students who needs assistance with completing the FAFSA application, can contact Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-433-3243 Monday –Friday 8:00am -11:00pm EST and Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm EST.


The Meharry’s MAP application can be completed once the student is fully admitted into Meharry Medical College. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students the link to complete the MAP application.


Once you have been formally enrolled in your program at Meharry, the Office of Student Financial Aid will begin the awarding process and will notify you by email if additional documents are needed.

Types of Aid

Graduate and professional students are eligible for several types of aid at Meharry Medical College. We have outlined the different aid programs available below.

There are several Meharry scholarships available to students.


Office of Alumni Affairs

You must check with the Meharry’s Office of Alumni Affairs for their Convocation and Commencement scholarship applications, deadlines, and requirements.


Convocation Awards

Convocation scholarship funds are awarded by the Scholarship Committee in each of the schools (Medicine, Dentistry, and Graduate). Also, there is not an application process for Convocation awards.


External Scholarships

There are many external scholarships available, the Office of Student of Financial Aid has listed a few suggestions under the Scholarship tab.

Grants do not have be repaid. In order to establish eligibility, students should complete the FAFSA application.


The available grants to students are the following:

  • Tennessee Black Conditional Grant Program (for African-American students only)
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission Grant (THEC)
  • Arkansas Health Education Grant (must be an Arkansas resident Dental student)


The Tennessee Black Conditional Grant and Tennessee Higher Education Commission Grant are contingent upon funding from the state each year. Both of these program required eligible applicants to be certified Tennessee resident. All interested applicants must complete an application and attach the requested documents, in order to be deemed eligible. Students must not have moved to Tennessee in anticipation of attending school, should have attended high school in Tennessee, be a US citizen, or have resided continuously in Tennessee since birth for both grants to certify eligibility.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient’s course of study. Due to the small allocation, FWS funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds are depleted.

Loans are funds that are borrowed and must be repaid. There are several different types of loans for students, including federal and private. Plan carefully if you choose to borrow a student loan. While loans may be necessary in order for you to finance your education while at Meharry, students should borrow conservatively. If you are offered a student loan as part of your financial aid award, you have the option to accept, reduce, or decline the loan.

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federal loans available to Graduate students and are not based on need. Interest accrues from date of disbursement.
  • Graduate PLUS Loans are federal loans available for Graduate students and eligibility is based on credit. Interest accrues from date of disbursement.
  • Private/Alternative Student Loans are also available and based on credit. Meharry works with all lenders. Students are encouraged to do their due diligence in determining the appropriate lender before selecting a private/alternative loan product. Meharry cannot recommend a specific lender.


**No Subsidized loans for graduate students beginning July 1, 2012.