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. It is our goal to provide information and advice determined solely by the best interests of our students. You can find a copy of our Financial Aid Code of Con-duct on the RVU website.
MCOM students will be eligible to apply to participate in Federal Financial Aid programs once the University obtains Title IV eligibility (expected in 2025). Current students should anticipate financing their educational costs with a combination of 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 positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing each year of education, including tuition, fees, living expenses, books, equipment, clinical rotation travel, expenses related to taking COMLEX or other professional examinations, and miscellaneous expenses.
We actively encourage applicants to explore all other avenues of financing and to keep the total amount of student loan borrowing to the minimum needed to cover their cost of attendance.
The University offers several scholarships and a number of other organizations also provide financial assistance. Military Health Profession Scholarships and GI Bill® Benefits may be available for qualified students.
For more information on scholarships see the website: https://www.rvu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/do/
Students must complete the Rocky Vista University institutional applications if they wish to apply for any RVU scholarships. It is not necessary to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Detailed information regarding the financial aid application procedure is posted on the website.
All new students are required to meet with a financial aid counselor or attend an informational meeting with the Office of Student Financial Services within their first semester. Continuing students during their second year are also required to do an annual financial aid training. In addition, once MCOM becomes Title IV eligible, there will be additional requirements of all students who have received any type of educational loan.
The maximum amount a student may receive from all sources of financial aid is limited to their annual Cost of Attendance (COA). The Cost of Attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, health insurance, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. The costs required to take professional exams will be included in the COA for the appropriate years. The COA is an estimate of the cost of attending RVU and maintaining a modest but adequate standard of living. An individual student’s actual costs may be higher or lower depending upon the choices he or she makes. A COA does not include living expenses for a student’s spouse or other dependents. Cost of Attendance budgets are published annually and are available upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.