Financial Information

PAYING FOR YOUR CREIGHTON MEDICAL EDUCATION

Creighton University School of Medicine offers scholarships and financial aid to offset your cost of attendance and help you fund your medical education. Depending on your academic accomplishments and financial need, you might qualify for a scholarship or a federal loan.

Expand the sections below to learn more about your financial aid and scholarship options at Creighton.

Applying for Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial assistance is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Creighton University Federal Student Code: 002542

The FAFSA is signed electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education at pin.ed.gov.

Creighton does not require parental information to be included on the FAFSA unless you are interested in applying for a Primary Care Loan (PCL). Parental information is required for a PCL, even if you are a married student. If parental information is included on the FAFSA, it will not affect your eligibility for Stafford and Grad Plus Loans.

Once your FAFSA is completed and processed, Creighton’s Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility for financial assistance. You will receive an award letter with information on how to access your Creighton NEST account to accept the financial aid you’ve been offered. Keep in mind that you do not have to accept all of the financial aid that has been offered to you. Prior to accepting any financial aid, you should have developed a spending plan for the year.

Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships 

For scholarships specific to Creighton University School of Medicine, please see the Financial Aid website or contact the Office of Medical Admissions. 

MedAdmissions [at] creighton [dot] edu 
402.280.2799
800.325.4405

Service-Based Scholarships

National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers a scholarship opportunity to students interested in pursuing primary health care training. Each year a student receives this scholarship, one year of service commitment is due to the funding agency in a health professional shortage area, with a minimum service commitment of two years. 

Eligible residency programs include: 

  • Family Medicine 
  • General Pediatrics 
  • General Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 
  • Internal Medicine/Family Practice 
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • General Psychiatry 
  • Geriatrics 
     

The scholarship award covers: 

  • Tuition and fees 
  • Reasonable educational expenses 
  • Monthly stipend 
     

Check out what physician recipients say about the NHSC Scholarship Program

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Each branch of the Armed Forces offers a service-based scholarship program. Like the NHSC scholarship, one year of service is required for each year the scholarship is awarded. There is a two-year minimum service commitment (three years for the Air Force). 

The scholarship award covers: 

•    Tuition and fees 
•    Health insurance 
•    Books 
•    Monthly stipend 

Additional information for the Army, Navy and Air Force can be found on their respective websites. 

Creighton Air Force Contact: SSgt Christian F. Arredondo, USAF. Email: christian [dot] arredondo [dot] 1 [at] us [dot] af [dot] mil

Loans

See Creighton University’s Financial Aid website for details on loan programs.

For questions about how loan funds are disbursed, contact the Business Office.

Financial Management Resources

AAMC First Facts for Medical Education offers helpful facts for every stage of your medical education. First Facts are one-page fact sheets written specifically for medical students and residents that shorten confusing or complex topics to the basics. You can also download the Education Debt Manager Guide from that site for information about student loans, repayment, budgeting, credit cards and establishing and maintaining good credit throughout medical school.

Within the School of Medicine, we know that students who make wise decisions about financial issues will have greater freedom in specialty choice and lifestyle throughout their professional careers. To that end, series of mandatory presentations are offered by the school. In addition, our financial aid coordinator is available for individual consultation.