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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