Financial Aid Timeline

Office of Medical Student Financial Aid Timeline

(Download .pdf version of timeline here.)

October - December

  • Review the Financial Literacy 101 section on the School of Medicine Financial Aid website. These resources are provided by the AAMC F.I.R.S.T. (Financial Information, Resources, Services & Tools).
  • Late November - Bursar's Office - Spring Semester billing (current students)
  • To be considered for federal student aid and complete the FAFSA, you must apply for U.S. Department of Education FAFSA P.I.N. at
  • File the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at after October 1st - using "prior-prior" year income information. If you filed taxes electronically with the IRS, use the IRS Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.
  • Parent information is not required on your form.
  • Be sure you list University of Louisville's code (001999) on your FAFSA as a college choice.

February (3rd Saturday)

  • ULSOM Pre-Orientation for admitted students

April - May

  • Tuition and Cost of Attendance set

Early June

  • Financial Aid notification (FAN) is emailed to student.
  • Accept, decline and reduce aid.
  • All new student borrowers sign Master Promissory Notes (MPN) for loans.
  • All new student borrowers complete on-line entrance counseling.


  • Bursar's Office - Fall semester billing
  • Orientation / Financial Aid Presentation
  • All new UofL students must set up refund preferences on ULink to receive residual funds when received.


  • MS1 and MS2 start classes