Extra Help for Current Students

Students hang out in a lounge

Sometimes students encounter unexpected expenses over and above the standard medical school budget. For these situations, the University of Michigan Medical School has limited Special Needs Funds in the form of grants and loans available to help offset these costs.

Common funding requests include:

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadlines vary depending on the type of need request.

How to Apply

Students must first have applied for financial aid in the year in which Special Needs Funds are requested. Students are required to provide parental information on financial forms. Information provided on the financial aid forms will help us determine eligibility for special needs funds in the form of grants and/or loans. The only exception to this policy is for the Research Presentation Travel Award.

The Director of Financial Aid reviews Special Needs Funds applications on a rolling basis. Applications should include all appropriate documentation. Applicants will be notified via email.

Download application.

Galens Loans for Residency Interviewing

The Financial Aid Office also has some funding available to offset the costs of travel for residency interviews. All students are eligible for the this loan, regardless of aid status. Learn more about the Galens Loan.