Application Process

Application Process for Student Loans 


Step 1: 

Complete the  2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon after January 1 as possible. The form is available online. (Completing the online form is faster and prevents many of the common errors associated with the traditional paper form.)

Note to international students: Only US citizens and eligible non-residents may apply for federal loans.  International students should contact the Office of Student Financial Planning at

The WFSM School Code is E00524.

Estimating financial data is acceptable if 2014 tax documents are not available at the time you are completing the form. 

Your SAR (Student Aid Report) will arrive about 4 weeks after you submit the FAFSA. The SAR indicates your expected family contribution, which is used to determine your eligibility for federal student loans.

The SAR also lists the information you reported on the FAFSA, so that you can check your information for accuracy.  If no corrections are needed, keep the SAR for your records. If you listed the WFSM school code in the college release section of your SAR, we will receive your information electronically.

Step 2:

Award letters will be sent via email.  Review your award letter from Wake Forest School of Medicine and accept or reject loans. 

Step 3:

Go to to complete mandatory entrance counseling and your Master Promissory Notes (MPN's).  These are requirements under the guidelines of the Federal Aid program and Federal loans cannot be disbursed until these steps are completed. 







Quick Reference

Financial Aid

Phone: 336-716-4264
Fax 336-716-9593


Ellen Montgomery
Senior Financial Aid Officer

Phone: 336-716-3270


Caleb Suggs
Financial Aid Officer

Phone: 336-716-4897


Melissa Stevens
Director of Financial Aid

Phone: 336-716-2893


Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 3rd Floor, Watlington Hall, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1090
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