The Office of Student Financial Services is available to assist students with finding the financial resources needed to achieve their educational goals. While the primary responsibility for meeting educational costs rests with the student, the Office of Student Financial Services can help students bridge the gap between the cost of their education and their own financial resources.
The Office of Student Financial Services at RVU is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. Their goal is to provide information and advice, determined solely by the best interests of our students. A copy of the Financial Aid Code of Conduct can be found here.
Current students finance their educational costs with a combination of federal and private loans, scholarships, and their own resources. The financial ability of applicants to complete their education at the University is important because of the limited number of seats available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing each year of education, which include tuition; fees; living expenses; books; equipment; clinical externship travel; expenses related to taking COMLEX, USMLE exams, or other professional examinations; and miscellaneous expenses.
The Office of Student Financial Services will communicate financial aid information and awards to individual students by electronic means. Any student who wishes to receive paper copies of award letters or other financial aid correspondence may opt out of electronic communications by providing a written request to the Office of Student Financial Services.
General Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for most types of federal student aid, you must:
- Be an accepted RVU student.
- Be degree-seeking.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled at least half-time.
- Have a valid social security number
- Make satisfactory academic progress, as defined by RVU and the Department of Education, towards the completion of your degree.
- Register with selective service, if required.
- Not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe money back on a federal student grant.