Financial Aid Information for Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Students

For a more detailed review of the information below, please see the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Students section of the Award Guide.

Application Procedures

  • Complete the FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov
  • For the program beginning May 2019, please make sure you submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • Be sure to list Goucher's federal school code: 002073
  • Indicate your grade level on the FAFSA as 1st year graduate
  • After you have been issued your 9-digit Goucher ID number by the program office, you may activate your Net Partner account. This is the system where you can review financial aid information and where you will be required to accept any loans when they become available.
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have any questions or issues
  • If you intend to accept any federal loans, you will be be required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at studentloans.gov. The login there is the same as for your FAFSA.
  • If you need/want to borrow more than the maximum available $20,500 federal unsubsidized loan, then you will also need to apply for a Graduate PLUS or private outside loan. Please note that the earliest you should apply for a Graduate PLUS loan is late April.

Award Types

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each type of aid requires you to meet and maintain certain eligibility requirements.

Cost of Attendance

  • Students may receive financial aid up to their Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA includes direct institutional charges (tuition and fees) and estimates of indirect expenses (room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and miscellaneous expenses).

Award Notification

  • New and continuing students with complete applications will receive their financial aid notification beginning in late March.
  • Students will receive an email when their financial aid notification may be accessed on the Net Partner.  Students will need to log into Net Partner to accept or decline their award(s).
  • Depending on the award(s) accepted, additional documentation may be needed.

Billing & Refunds

  • The first E-Bill for each semester will display financial aid as anticipated aid. Anticipated aid is replaced with actual aid after the last drop date of each semester if the aid has been accepted on Net Partner and all required financial aid documents have been received and processed.
  • Any remaining charges after all financial aid is applied must be paid by the E-Bill due date. If the student has a credit on their account they may request a refund.
  • PLAN AHEAD - Refunds are not available until after the semester begins and approximately 3-4 weeks after the start date of the term. Indirect expenses may need to be paid out of pocket until the refund is available.