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Debt Management and Financial Literacy

The school of Medicine Financial Aid Office provides students with a series of debt management and financial literacy presentations. These presentations were conceived to assist students with the management of their educational debt and to expand their education outside of the classroom in regards to teaching them elements of personal finance. We also provide sessions designed to help ease the transition to and from medical school.

Presentations are generally in-person and are presented by the financial aid office staff and/or experts in the field. Medical students are counseled on debt management from their initial orientation and continue through their medical school career.

The School of Medicine Financial Aid Director has developed an online survey to assess students’ debt awareness and financial literacy. The results of this annual survey are used to custom tailor the presentations for the upcoming year. The following in-person sessions are currently being offered to all medical students in the 2016-17 year:

Fall Quarter

10/31/2017Budgeting for MS1 StudentsMS 1On-Campus
11/7/2017Budgeting for MS2 & Step 1 CostsMS 2On-Campus
11/9/2017Budgeting for MS3 & Step 2 CostsMS 3On-Campus
11/16/2017Budgeting & Residency Interview CostsMS 4UCIMC

Winter Quarter

1/30/2018Understanding CreditMS 1On-Campus
2/6/2018Buying vs. Leasing a CarMS 2On-Campus
3/1/2018Loan Forgiveness OptionsMS 3UCIMC
3/8/2018Transitioning from Medical School to ResidencyMS 4UCIMC

Spring Quarter

4/3/2018Planning Your Finances & Debt Until You GraduateMS 1On-Campus
2/27/2018Repaying Student Loans (Basics)MS 2On-Campus
5/3/2018The Cost of Applying for a Medical ResidencyMS 3UCIMC
4/16/2018Repayment Strategies (Exit Counseling)MS 4On-Campus

The Financial Aid Office has partnered with CashCourse to provide online workshops on various debt management and financial literacy topics where students can get access to important information 24/7. CashCourse was developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) specifically to help college students with resources that can help them obtain money management skills. We also refer students to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website to utilize their Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools (FIRST) program which provides free resources to help medical students make wise financial decisions.

(Last reviewed 2/02/2016 - LM)


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
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Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.