Consumer Information

  1. Eligibility Requirements
  2. Student Responsibilities
  3. Student Rights
  4. ULink
  5. Satisfactory Academic Progress
  6. Return of Title IV Financial Aid
  7. All 'F' Grade Recipients
  8. Exit Counseling
  9. Statement of Non-Discrimination
  10. Additional Consumer Information


Section 1: Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for most programs is listed here. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security Number.
  • Be working toward an eligible degree or certificate.
  • Be enrolled or accepted to enroll on at least a half-time basis as a "regular student".
  • Not be in default on any federal education or loan or owe a refund on any federal grant.
  • Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Have not borrowed in excess of loan limits.
  • Have financial need as determined from the information you provide on the FAFSA.
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) form stating that
  • Show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education.

Section 2: Student Responsibilities
This publication applies to all students attending the University of Louisville for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the information contained in this publication. The following list contains essential student responsibilities:

  • Monitoring your mail and your official UofL email account for correspondence, particularly from the Medical Student Financial Aid Office, Bursar's Office, Medical Student Affairs Office, and School of Medicine Office of Admissions.
  • Responding to our requests for additional information. Accessing your Ulink account at when notified by the Medical Student Financial Aid Office and regularly checking your To Do List.
  • Monitoring your financial aid and bill on your ULink account.

Please notify the Medical Student Financial Aid Office of the following:

  • All estimated and actual financial assistance from both university and non-university sources.
  • Changes or errors in your enrollment, career, residency, or academic program with the Registrar's Office or Office of Admissions
  • Errors on our Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Changes in your financial situation since filing the FAFSA and unique circumstances not reflected on the FAFSA.
  • If you have defaulted, filed bankruptcy, or filed for disability discharge on a federal student loan, or you are in the process of filing bankruptcy on an educational loan.
  • If you have been awarded or disbursed federal or state aid at an institution other than the University of Louisville.
  • If you attend less than full-time.

Mailing Address:

School of Medicine

University of Louisville

A Building - Room 205

Louisville, KY 40292


Phone: (502) 852-5187

Fax: (502) 852-5871

Our office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Section 3: Student Rights
As a recipient of financial aid, there are certain rights of which students should be aware.

Students have the right to know the:

      • Financial aid programs available at the University of Louisville, including how a student applies for student aid.
      • Criteria used to select recipients and calculate needs.
      • Cost of attendance, UofL refund, return of Title IV funds, and withdrawal policy.
      • Academic programs offered.
      • Accreditation status.
      • Student retention and completion data.
      • Student retention and completion data.
      • Policies surrounding satisfactory academic progress
      • Special facilities and services available for the handicapped.
      • Campus security statistics and crime prevention programs.
      • Rights under FERPA


Section 4: ULink

ULink is a UofL website designed for students. Access to this website is available once you are admitted to the ULSOM. The Medical Student Financial Aid Office will notify you when you need to access this website for financial aid purposes. You can access ULink at If you have difficulty with accessing ULink or setting up your password, please contact the Help Desk at (502) 852-7997 or

Section 5: Satisfactory Academic Progress
University of Louisville School of Medicine Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Medical students are considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress and are eligible to receive federal financial aid as long as they are allowed to be enrolled in the School of Medicine. All medical students are monitored by the Office of Medical Student Affairs by both qualitative and quantitative measures. Students are reviewed if they fail any course and/or if they exceed the 6-year rule for completing their degree.

Students who fail to meet the School of Medicine standards must appear before the Student Promotions Committee. The Student Promotions Committee reviews the academic progress of all students with unsatisfactory scholarship, behavior or clinical competence and makes a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Medicine for corrective action or dismissal. All students appearing before the Student Promotions Committee are not considering to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress are ineligible for federal financial aid. If the Student Promotions Committee recommends to the Dean that the student return to school and the Dean concurs, he/she will be placed on an academic plan outlining what he/she must do to remain enrolled in the School of Medicine. He/she will be on financial aid probation and will be eligible to receive federal financial aid as long as he/she meets the conditions of the plan.

The Medical School Financial Aid Office will be notified of all students appearing before the Student Promotions Committee and the final decision of each student's hearing.


Section 6: Return of Title IV Financial Aid
Federal guidelines specify how the University of Louisville must determine the amount of Federal Title IV program assistance you (the student) can earn if you withdraw from school. The Title IV programs covered under these guidelines are the Federal Direct Stafford Loans (unsubsidized and subsidized), Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Graduate and Parent), Federal Pell Grant, Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Teach Grant. If you withdraw from the University of Louisville, the school, you, or both parties may be required to return some or all of the federal funds awarded to you for the semester.

Section 7: All 'F' Grade Recipients

If you receive all ‘F’ grades, UofL is required to comply with the federal Title IV Refund Policy (R2T4), as well as the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. When federal financial aid either partially or fully pays educational expenses and you receive all ‘F’ grades, the Financial Aid Office (FAO) must, by federal regulations, comply with the Title IV Refund Policy.

Section 8: Exit Counseling

For Direct loans, after you have applied for graduation or have dropped below half-time for the fall and spring semesters, the Medical Student Financial Aid Office will send you information on how to complete an Exit Interview. This is a requirement for student borrowers and updates contact information with your lender. Please note that you are responsible for repayment whether or not you complete the Exit Interview.

For other loans you may borrow, your loan servicers will notify you of loan exit counseling requirements.

Loan Repayment Options


Section 9: Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution in both education and employment. The university strives to foster an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias.

We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity, and a genuine understanding of the many differences - including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, disability, religion, national origin or military status – that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university. We expect every member of our academic family to embrace the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

The university is committed to complying with all applicable laws and government regulations at the federal, state and local levels and any university policies which prohibit discrimination in education, including, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Section 10: Additional Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (H.R. 4137) was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This law mandates the university provide students and other interested parties with a significant amount of institutional information on a variety of topics designed to better inform the general public and students enrolled at this institution. Additional required consumer information is maintained by Institutional Research and is available on the IR website: