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April 1st - Application deadline for Incoming Students

May 15th - Application deadline for Continuing Medical (MD) students and all Physician Assistant (PA) students

Application Procedures

It is important for your planning, as well as ours, that you submit all application materials promptly. The DEADLINE is APRIL 1st for incoming students and MAY 15th, for continuing MD students and all PA students. Applications for School of Medicine Aid received after the deadline may result in no financial aid being available! This applies to all students except for late acceptances. It is your responsibility and not that of the Financial Aid Office to insure timely completion of all required materials. Failure to complete the application process by the deadline may jeopardize your being considered for grants and loans that may be available from the School of Medicine. It may also cause a delay in receiving funds which will result in a late fee charge on your tuition bill.

  • All students applying for aid must submit the CWRU Financial Aid Application, a copy of their taxes and W2's and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

CWRU School of Medicine Application for Financial Aid

Log in to My Financial Aid using your Case ID and password to complete the application

Copies of Student and Spouse's Federal Income Tax Returns & W2's

A signed copy of your tax return including schedules and W2's must be sent to the school every year. If you are married, or plan to be by June, you should also submit a signed copy of your spouse's (or future spouse's) tax forms along with all schedules and W2's.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The FAFSA/renewal FAFSA can be completed on the web at The processing time is approximately 2 weeks if you promptly complete all and submit the form. Our Title IV Code is E00079. Be sure to print the confirmation number as proof of completion.

  • Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the FAFSA will ask for prior-prior year tax information.  Instead of submitting 2016 tax information, the FAFSA will allow you to submit the 2015 data.
  • Since your financial aid award cannot be considered until your FAFSA information arrives, it is recommended that you complete the FAFSA no later than MARCH 15th.
  • If you are applying for CWRU funds (grants and loans) you must ALSO provide the Need Access Application and parents taxes and W2's.

CSS PROFILE Application

Completion of the CSS PROFILE Application is required if you wish to be considered for aid from the School of Medicine funds (grants & loans).

The application is available on their website at Our CSS PROFILE code is 1104.

The fee for the initial application and one college or program report is $25. Additional reports are $16. Please note, if parents are divorced or separated, the non-custodial parent must complete the Non-custodial parent application for an additional cost of $25. Payment may be made via credit or debit card.

Copies of Parents Federal Income Tax Returns & W2's

A signed copy of your parents' tax return including schedules and W2's must be sent to the school every year to be considered for aid from the School of Medicine funds. If parents are divorced or separated, each parent must submit a signed copy of their tax forms and W2's.