FINANCIAL AID NEWS
The Gibson Online portal is where you will need to provide Tulane with your Social Security Number. Once you are ACCEPTED, the School of Medicine Admission department will send to you your Tulane Log-in and PIN. With these credentials, you will be able to navigate to Tulane's secure "Gibson" portal at http's://gibson.tulane.edu/tulane/jsp/login.html.
As you log into Gibson Online, you will be asked to input your Social Security Number. Please do so when first prompted as you will NOT be prompted each time you log in. Tulane University must have your Social Security Number in order to be able to download your Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the Department of Education.
If you have been accepted and have not received your Tulane log-in and PIN, then please e-mail Jenna Smith (email@example.com) in the School of Medicine Admission Department and ask her to send your log-in credentials to you. The Financial Aid staff does not have access to this data.
INCOMING STUDENTS: In February or early March 2017, you are encouraged to complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA and your 2017-2018 School of Medicine Financial Aid Addendum. In order to receive an offer of aid prior to April 28, 2017, it is recommended that you have them completed prior to March 15, 2017. We continue to process admitted student aid throughout the year, so applications received after March 15, 2017 will be processed. Keep in mind that we cannot make an offer of aid until after the School of Medicine has made an offer of admission to you and you have input your Social Security Number in Gibson Online.
CONTINUING STUDENTS: You are encouraged to have your 2017-2018 FAFSA and your 2017-2018 School of Medicine Financial Aid Addendum completed by March 15, 2017. MD/MPH students planning on attending the summer session especially need to have their FAFSA's completed in March.
You may view financial aid information at Gibson Online.
For an example of site navigation, click here.
For directions on accepting an award, click here.
A Summer Financial Aid Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at noon in room 1210. The purpose of this workshop is to explain the summer financial aid process, which is a bit different than the fall and spring semesters. AFTER registering for summer classes, students wanting summer financial aid should complete a 2017 Summer HEALTH SCIENCES Financiaal Aid App., online, which will be on our web site by the end of March.
To receive your summer aid in a timely manner, we recommend that it be completed online by APRIL 14, 2017; however, the deadline for turning in the Summer Addendum is June 15, 2016.
Congress has enacted the end of the Federal Perkins Loan program. No new students may be awarded a Perkins loan. Continuing students who were previously awarded a Perkins loan my continue to receive one, if they remain federally eligible.
Congress has been making changes to the Perkins loans. Here is the latest information.
On August 8, 2013, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 into law. As a result, interest rates on Federal Student Loans will be adjusted each year.
2017 - 2018
Interest rates for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan will be determined by the government by the first week of June 2017.
2016 - 2017
Interest rates for the federal education loans first disbursed on or after 07/01/16 and before 06/30/2017 will have a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan. The rates are as follows:
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan for Graduate Students: 5.31%
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan: 6.31%
For additional details, please refer to http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/080913DirectLoanInterestRate2013t2014Eff070113.html.
M. Dr. Hanson's presentation and handouts are on our Debt Management Page (see right column).
All first year medical students who are receiving aid are required to attend The Financial Aid Orientation on during the first week of school. Attendance is mandatory per Marc Kahn, Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
The 2016 orientation had two presentations; the first presentation was by Michael Goodman, Associate Vice President of Financial Aid. The second presentation was by Jeffrey Hanson, PhD.
Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your financial aid living expense refund. In order to receive a Direct Deposit refund you will have to set it up in Accounts Receivable. They are currently developing a new system to handle this function and information will be shared with you when it is available.
After school starts, you will be notified when you have a credit balance in Accounts Receivable, then you need to go to Accounts Receivable's web site and request a refund on their system.
If you have any questions pertaining to billing and payments, please go to the Accounts Receivable web site as it is loaded with information, or you can phone them at 504-865-5368.
The National Health Service Corps offers primary care medical, dental and mental health clinicians up to $60,000 to repay student loans in exchange for two years of service at health care facilities in medically undeserved areas. Learn more at the Department of Health and Human Services web site.
Residency and Relocation Loans are NON EDUCATIONAL CONSUMER LOANS that are available directly from your respective lenders to provide you with additional funds to travel for interviews, as well as provide funds for you to move after graduation. Since these loans are not educational student loans, University Financial Aid does NOT have a role in the processing of this loan. You apply directly to your lender and the funds are sent directly to you.
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