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Applying to the MD Program

Financial Aid and Estimated Cost of Attendance


Estimated cost of attendance can be found on WSU’s Student Financial Services website. Once on the page, select “Spokane” for the campus and “medical” for the career path.


In order to apply for financial aid at Washington State University, it is imperative you submit the FAFSA at New financial aid filing deadlines are in place— so plan ahead to be eligible for the most aid possible. Please see for the details. The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine uses Washington State University’s FAFSA school code, which is 003800. For additional loan information, please visit WSU’s financial aid website for Graduate and Professional Loans.


The College of Medicine scholarship awards are based on financial need and alignment with the college’s mission. A FAFSA is required for any accepted applicant in the incoming class to receive a scholarship award offer, and the deadline to submit a FAFSA is January 31. While not required, students may submit a FAFSA by November 30 in subsequent years if their financial situation changes or if they missed the deadline in the prior year. Parental information is not required but encouraged for accepted applicants/students whose parents are expected to provide financial support.


WSU may offer institutional grants based on financial need, and a FAFSA with parental information is required in order to be considered. FAFSAs must be submitted for incoming students by January 31 and by November 30 for continuing students.


For additional information, please contact WSU Spokane Financial Aid at 509-358-7905 or

Loan LimitsAnnual Loan LimitAggregate Lifetime Limit
Medical Student Unsubsidized Stafford Loan$40,500$224,000

As a medical student your academic year is considered to be 12 months, so you need not apply for summer aid. An academic year application will suffice.