SPS Professional Health Program
Am I eligible to receive federal financial aid?
It depends on your program.
Students in the following programs may apply for financial aid and must complete the Undergraduate SPS University Aid application and FAFSA. Students will be awarded federal loan funding for the duration of their program, for required coursework only, if they meet all requirements for federal aid according to the FAFSA guidelines.
- Professional Health Certificate Programs
- Pre-Med Certificate
- Pre-PT Certificate
- Pre-PA Certificate
- Pre-Nursing Certificate
- Pre-Clinical Psych Certificate
Students in the following programs may apply for financial aid and must complete the Undergraduate SPS University Aid application and FAFSA. Students will be awarded federal loan funding for a maximum of 12 consecutive months only if they meet all requirements for federal aid according to the FAFSA guidelines.
- Preparatory Coursework
- Pre-Med Completion
- Pre-Physical Therapy Completion
- Pre-Physician Assistant Completion
- Pre-Speech Pathology
Students in all other SPS undergraduate certificate, post-bacc, or professional development are not eligible for federal aid and may apply for private loan assistance only.
What classes are covered by financial aid?
Only classes required as part of the Professional Health Program can be covered by financial aid. No electives will be covered. Therefore, if you take one required course and one elective, for the purposes of financial aid, you will only be enrolled in one course and will not qualify for financial loan assistance. You can find a list of the required courses on the SPS website (be sure to choose the program in which you are enrolled under the "Premedicine & Professional Health Careers" heading).
I already have a Bachelor's degree. Do I mark that I am working on a Graduate degree on my FAFSA?
Am I eligible to receive federal or state grant assistance?
No. Students in the professional health, preparatory coursework and post-bacc programs have already earned a Bachelor's degree. Once a student has received a Bachelor's degree, they are no longer eligible to receive federal or state grant assistance.
How much aid will a student typically receive in the Professional Health Program?
Students are generally offered enough aid to cover tuition and books. Students may be offered a private educational loan after their federal loans have been maximized. Private educational loans are subject to credit approval.