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Applying for Financial Aid 2024-2025

Rush University is committed to helping you access the aid you need to move forward in your education and career. To access that aid, there are steps you'll have to follow. Here, you'll find out what you need to do — and when you need to do it — to get started.

Important dates

If you are a new student starting in a term other than Fall, you should apply at least two months prior to your start date to allow time for processing.

As an applicant to Rush University, you are encouraged to start the aid application process prior to hearing about a decision on your application for admission. Your financial aid application will only be processed if you are formally admitted to an academic program at Rush.

Financial aid application checklist

If you are interested in applying for financial assistance at Rush University, you should review the following aid application checklist. Your aid application must be renewed each academic year, and the application documents are updated annually. Please be sure you are completing the correct series of documents for the appropriate academic year (multiple application cycles may be open at any given time).

Financial aid forms for 2024-2025

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): You must include Rush's school code (009800) in the school section of the FAFSA document.
  2. Parental Information: Parental information is required on your FAFSA if you are a first year medical student under 30 years old.
  3. Projected Enrollment Form: Only required for the following programs: 
  • Clinical Lab Management (CLM) 
  • Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) 
  • Clinical Research (CRES)
  • Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) 
  • Health Systems Management (HSM)
  • Health Sciences PHD 

This document asks you to indicate your planned enrollment detail for the academic year. Please provide numerical values for each corresponding term when completing this form; your aid award may change if your enrollment plans change.

In certain situations, you may need to submit additional documents. You will be contacted via email if this is the case. The Office of Student Financial Aid will review your application for financial assistance once your file is complete with all requested documents. You will receive an email when your award is ready, directing you to the secure Rush U Portal where you can find information about your financial aid award and the next steps.

You may need to complete additional paperwork based on the aid you receive and accept. Details will be included in the award information provided to you.