School of Medicine


Application and Forms / How to Apply for Aid



We appreciate your interest in Tulane University and look forward to working with you during your Tulane Career. 

What is NEW for 2016/17, is that some of our forms are now online; namely the 2016-17 School of Medicine Financial Aid Addendum and the Request for Reconsideration of Aid, which are the most commonly completed forms. You may start your application by choosing the appropriate form.  Note that once you have submitted your application, you will NOT be able to access it to make changes or additions.  If changes are necessary, please notify our office.

The other forms would need to be printed, completed, and then, mailed to the address on the form.

If you have questions, please contact us at, or you may phone us a 504-988-6135.


students, print the 2016 - 2017 Incoming Student FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST for the School of Medicine and use this tool to complete all the necessary financial aid steps. Additionally, please read the 2016-2017 University Incoming Student Letter.

Continuing students should print the 2016 - 2017 Continuing Student FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST for the School of Medicine and use this tool to complete all the necessary financial aid steps.


Tulane's school code for the FAFSA is 002029.

We encourage applicants to use The U. S. Department of Education’s FAFSA on the Web because applying on the Internet offers several advantages over the traditional paper application.

  • It's fast — Students will get their application results in 5 to 7 days. 
  • It's easy — Students are only asked the questions they need to answer. Questions that don't apply are skipped, making the Internet application easy to complete. Extensive on-line help is also available. Application entries are edited thoroughly, reducing the number of errors made by students and their families when completing the online FAFSA. 
  • It's secure — When FAFSA information is transmitted over the Internet, it is completely secure. The same technology that protects credit card transactions over the Internet is used to make sure that students' data remains confidential. Sending an application over the Internet is as safe as mailing a paper form.

Students can verify the status of their completed FAFSA by going to and selecting from the “FAFSA follow-up” menu. FAFSA applicants can also call The Department of Education to check their status at their toll-free line (1-800-4 FED AID or 1-800-433-3243).

Once a FAFSA has been received, the Health Sciences Office of Financial Aid reviews your file. Your financial aid eligibility will be based on your FAFSA data and other application materials. Please refer to the section on calculating need for more details as well as our School of Medicine Cost of Attendance information.

Randomly, applicants are selected by the federal processor for verification of information submitted on the FAFSA. Students selected will receive notification of such on the Student Activity Report (SAR) that the Department of Education sends to you after you complete your FAFSA. The documentation necessary for verification is the appropriate 2015 - 2016 Verification Worksheet (print the form, complete it, then sign it and mail it to the address on the form). Additional documents may be required depending upon the information to be verified; please review the Verification Worksheet for details.

Students who were not required to file a federal tax return can complete the 2016-17 Student Non-Filer Form if they are picked for Verification.  Otherwise, this form is not required.

Medical students interested in qualifying for either a Primary Care Loan, or the Loan for Disadvantaged Students must submit the following:

  1. a signed copy of their parents’ 2013, 2014 and 2015 federal tax returns, or a  Parent Non-Filer Form forms.
  2. a signed copy of his/her 2015 federal tax return, or a 2016-17 Student Non-Filer Form.

International students should only complete the Financial Aid Addendum if they intend on applying for a private student loan.

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Health Sciences Financial Aid, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-6135