Finance Options

Federal Direct Student Loans are unsubsidized at the graduate/professional level. The federal Direct unsubsidized loans are available regardless of financial need. Interest is charged to the student while the student is in school. Students may borrow up to the applicable maximum for each "academic year". An academic year at the CUNY School of Medicine is Summer, Fall and Spring.  To maintain financial aid eligible, you must maintain half-time enrollment (5 credits) per a semester.

Physician Assistant Graduate Program

Unsubsidized: $20,500 per an academic year

Medical Program

Unsubsidized: $40,500 to $47,166.per an academic year

*The amount offered differs each academic year.

Grad PLUS: Maximum = The CUNY "cost of attendance" less all other financial aid.

Graduate students should apply for a Unsubsidized student loan before filing a "Grad PLUS" loan. For more information go to: Federal Grad PLUS Loans.


All first time borrowers must also fulfill the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note requirement , click here


2023-2024 Interest rate:

Direct Unsubsidized loan              7.05% fixed

Direct Graduate PLUS loan           8.05% fixed

*Interest rates changes July 1st of every calendar year.

Current Origination Fees:

Direct Unsubsidized loan              1.057%

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan          4.228%


Finance Options for Undocumented Students  
MPower Financing, where you can apply for their no-cosigner loans and scholarships for study in the USA and Canada. The school code for City College is 002688 and the campus code is 00.
IEFA  is the premier resource for international scholarship and grant information for students. You'll find the most comprehensive listing of scholarships for international students.
eduPASS  The international student guide to studying in the USA
International Student helps international students that want to study in the USA, US students that want to study abroad, and anyone interested in international education.
International Scholarships is here to make it easier to find a scholarship for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students from around the world in their pursuit to study abroad.

CUNY Undocumented Student Support  - Through this page, we want to help you know your rights and thrive in your educational journey with guidance and resources that can help you stay safe and focused no matter your citizenship status.


Last Updated: 05/11/2023 10:08