The Office of Financial Aid at the UCR School of Medicine is here to help you meet the costs of your medical education and to help teach you how to manage your finances and educational debt, freeing you to concentrate on your academic pursuits.
Our services include loan counseling, advice on maintaining financial aid eligibility, workshops, and tools to manage your loan portfolio.
Financial Wellness Workshops
Our Financial Wellness Workshops are held throughout the school year and cover a variety of topics that well help you learn to manage your money, both in college and beyond. Announcements on upcoming workshops are sent via email to all School of Medicine students. Subjects scheduled to be covered include:
- Federal loan forgiveness programs.
- Budgeting for your future.
- Locating outside scholarships.
- Repairing a poor credit profile.
- Information on direct loans.
For more information on Financial Wellness Workshops, please contact Kathy Buckner.
Resources for Students
FIRST: Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has made this resource available to medical students: https://www.aamc.org/services/first/. FIRST is designed to help members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of student debt. FIRST helps medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans and manage their student debt wisely. Organize and track your loans, then view sample repayment scenarios with the Medloans® Organizer and Calculator, the only Web tool of its kind developed for medical students.
Monthly Budget Worksheet
This monthly budget worksheet allows you to track how much you spend on each item you purchase for a week. After you list each item, determine if each purchase was a need or a want, total your expenses and answer the questions.
Seven-Day Spending Log
This seven-day spending log worksheet allows you to track how much you spend on each item you purchase for a week. After you list each item, determine if each purchase was a need or a want, total your expenses and answer the questions.