Need-Based Scholarship Application Process
Deadline: March 15,
2016* – regardless of acceptance status or class year.
1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Wake Forest School of Medicine School Code: E00524
qualify for federal student loans for the 2016-2017 academic year, complete the
2016-2017 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1, 2016. Completing
the online form is faster and prevents many of the common errors associated
with the traditional paper form.
and returning students should submit the FAFSA no later than March 15,
your FAFSA is processed, you will receive a summary of your information in your
Student Aid Report (SAR). If you provide an email address, your SAR
will be sent via email within 3-5 days. If you do not supply an email address,
your SAR will be mailed to you about 4 weeks after you
submit the FAFSA.
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.
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.
2: Need Access Form
be considered for WFSM scholarships, you must also complete the Need Access
Form online at needaccess.org as soon as possible.
New and returning students should submit the Need Access form no
later than March 15, 2016 to insure the results reach the Office of Financial
Aid in adequate time. We recommend that you complete the form in its
entirety including adding extenuating circumstances in the comment box as this
we are looking at all information on an individual basis and this is your
avenue to ensure that we are fully informed of your personal situation.
financial information is required on the Need Access form for all
students applying for need-based scholarships from WFSM’s
3: Federal Tax Returns and W2 Forms
be considered for WFSM need-based scholarships, copies of student, spouse if
married, and parents’ 2015** Federal Income Tax Returns & W-2 forms must be
submitted to the Office of Financial Aid via email at FinAid@wakehealth.edu. Please type the
phrase "Tax Returns" in the subject line which will trigger an
4: What to Expect after Applying
is your responsibility to ensure all information is received and on time.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to check on the status of your file.
You may email us at FinAid@wakehealth.edu.
notifications will be emailed in mid-April notifying you of your awards for
both incoming and returning students. Be sure to add our FinAid email to
your contacts to avoid your award letter going to your junk email box.
you receive your award letter, you will have the opportunity to accept, change
or reject the awards offered. Submit your awards online within 14
days of receipt. The Office of Financial Aid will certify your eligibility for
the loans you have accepted and send the certification to the Department of
Education. Note: The total amount you accept will
be divided into two equal disbursements.
federal loans and certain scholarships/loans, you will need to read, complete
and electronically sign your Master Promissory Notes (MPNs). AN MPN
must be completed for the unsubsidized Stafford loan. If you also
accepted the Graduate PLUS loan, you must complete a separate MPN. The MPN
link is provided once you submit your financial aid. If you did not
complete the MPN when you clicked submit during the accept award process, you
will need to go to www.studentloans.gov to complete the
federal requirement is online entrance counseling located at the same site www.studentloans.gov. Federal
loans cannot be disbursed prior to both MPN and entrance counseling
are first applied towards tuition. If there is a remaining balance, a
student should expect to receive a "refund" the first week of each
term. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit to ensure
timely receipt of funds. (A refund
issued in the form of a paper check can take up to 14 days for
processing.) If current students are not
enrolled in direct deposit or need to change banking information, you may do so
through your PeopleSoft student account.
If you need further instructions, please contact Student Financials at StudentFinancials@wakehealth.edu. Incoming students will receive an email
approximately two weeks prior to orientation with instructions on
with extenuating circumstances who are unable to meet the Need-Based
Scholarship and Loan Application Deadline must request consideration for an
extension in writing by emailing the Office of Financial Aid. Only written
requests will be considered. Notification of the Office of Financial Aid
decision will be sent via email within two business days.
** If the current year tax forms have not been filed
by the deadline, a copy of the previous year’s returns are acceptable until the
current year’s return is filed at which time a copy will need to be submitted
to the Office of Financial Aid.