Medical school is a major investment in your future, so take the time to find the best loans for your needs.

To determine the most cost-effective loan for your education, know its interest rate and terms, repayment period, lender and whether it is federal or private.

FIRST is designed to help members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of financial aid, student debt and money management.

Loan Options

Federal Direct Loans

You may be eligible to receive an unsubsidized loan from the U.S. Department of Education.

Graduate PLUS Loan

This credit-based loan is similar to a private loan, with the benefit of having a fixed interest rate and federal guarantee. You can borrow up to the cost of attendance less any other aid or loans received.

Financial Assistance Inquiries

Financial Aid Advisor

Jennifer Rice

UB Financial Aid Counselor

Room 7202, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 645-8232 (Chose prompt 2 or stay on the line.)


Financial Aid Advisor

Office of Financial Aid
1Capen (North Campus)
114 Diefendorf (South Campus)
Phone: 716-645-8232