Financial aid options for non-traditional students
Non-traditional and career changing students are able to borrow student loans and
apply for other aid options to pay for the cost of tuition, fees, books/supplies and
Federal student loans
The Federal Direct Loan Program allows students to borrow funds to pay for the cost post-secondary education and
living expenses. The U.S. Department of Education offers the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford
Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan with fixed interest rates for graduate and
Students must complete the FAFSA to apply for federal student loans. View instructions
and learn more on the Financial Aid Office's how to apply page.
Private student loans
Many banks and lending institutions offer private student loan products. Rates, amounts, periods and other conditions can vary greatly between lenders so
it is important to research private student loan options carefully. A credit check
is required to apply for private student loans.
New and returning students can apply for a variety of institutional scholarship funding. Visit the Financial Aid Office's how to apply page to learn how to complete the FAFSA and other requirements.
Armed forces scholarships
The United States Army, Navy and Air Force offer aspiring military physicians, physician
assistants, clinical psychologists and pharmacists a paid medical education in exchange
for service as a commissioned medical department officer. Learn more.