Please visit the University of Missouri-St. Louis Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about student loans and other aid available to our students. The Office of Students Services in the College of Optometry and Student Financial Aid Office are here to help you determine what types of aid you may be eligible to receive.
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Paying for optometry school is a decision that must be taken seriously. In an effort to help prepare our students become financially ready it is important to know what is required of you and what resources are available. Applying for financial assistance requires certain steps to be completed in order to qualify for student aid.
Federal Financial Aid:
To apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will need your Federal Student Pin Number and will need a copy of your most recent federal taxes. The federal government has established a new website where all federal financial aid information is located, including: Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), loan counseling, financial aid history, interest rates, pin site, and where you can apply for plus loans.
Our federal school code is: 002519
Health Profession Student Loan Program:
The Health Profession Student Loan program (HPSL) is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. All students who apply for this loan must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university application. The amount awarded will be determined by the number of applications and fund availability. The interest rate on the HPSL is 5%. The borrower will not be responsible for any interest until the start of the repayment period. A one year grace period follows completion or termination of full time status.
The College of Optometry offers various scholarships to students. These scholarships vary in amount and criteria.
Federal Work Study (FWS):
Federal Work Study is available to optometry students each semester. This includes students working as tutors, student services assistants, clinical experience, and teacher assistants.
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