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Public Medical Schools That Offer the Most Financial Aid

Medical school is not cheap. And with so many medical schools to choose from, one important deciding factor is cost of attendance. With that being said, here are the top 5 public medical schools that offer the most financial aid with an emphasis on scholarships.

1. University of Central Florida College of Medicine
100% of students receive scholarships
100% of students receive financial aid (loans or scholarships)
69% of students receive loans
Average indebtedness: $13,902

UCF was the first medical school in U.S history to offer full four-year scholarships to an entire class. Because of that, their average indebtedness is incredibly low. Their inaugural class that started in 2009 graduated debt free.

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2. University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
95% of students receive scholarships
95% of students receive financial aid (loans or scholarships)
89% of students receive loans
Average indebtedness: $146,756

3. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
94% of students receive scholarships
95% of students receive financial aid (loans or scholarships)
77% of students receive loans
Average indebtedness: $107,549
UCLA offers a merit scholarship to roughly 1/3 of its incoming class. The David Geffen Scholarship covers full tuition, living expenses, and even provides a stipend. This scholarship is one of the reasons why top students are choosing to attend medical school at UCLA.

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4. University of Kansas School of Medicine
94% of students receive scholarships
97% of students receive financial aid (loans or scholarships)
83% of students receive loans
Average indebtedness: $134,999

5. University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
90% of students receive scholarships
98% of students receive financial aid (loans or scholarships)
83% of students receive loans
Average indebtedness: $142,043

Sources: US News Education and FindTheBest.com

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Edward Chang

Edward Chang is the Co-founder and Director of Operations of ProspectiveDoctor.com. He graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is currently a urology resident at the University of Washington. He also attended UCLA as an undergraduate, graduating with a major in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. If you are interested in contributing to ProspectiveDoctor.com, please contact him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @EdwardChangMD and Prospective Doctor @ProspectiveDr.

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