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General FAQ's

General Answers

Q: When should I submit my application for Admissions?
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Applications for admissions can be submitted as early as one year prior to the semester to which you are seeking enrollment. 

Since we operate under rolling admissions, there are no application deadlines. We continue to accept applications for each semester until all seats are filled. In the event that all seats are filled before an applicant receives a decision, the application is automatically considered for the next available semester.

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Q: How do I submit an application for admission?
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You can apply directly on the RUSM website at http://www.rossu.edu/medical-school/apply.

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Q: Are applicants granted interviews? What percentage of applicants are granted interviews?
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Once the Admissions Committee determines an applicant is a viable candidate to attend RUSM an interview is scheduled. Not every applicant is granted an interview.

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Q: What is the Medical Education Readiness Program?
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The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) is a 15-week medical school preparatory program offered to students who have been granted conditional acceptance to Ross University School of Medicine. MERP's dual mission is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with additional academic preparation to foster their success in medical school, and to help determine the readiness of these students to meet the demands of a fast-paced and rigorous medical school curriculum like the one at RUSM.

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Q: Can I apply directly to MERP?
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No. The Admissions Committee of RUSM may grant an applicant conditional acceptance to the university, contingent upon the student's successful completion of MERP, if the Admissions Committee believes that an applicant might benefit from strengthening his or her foundation in the medical sciences before starting as a first semester RUSM medical student.

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Q: How do I find more information about MERP?
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Visit the MERP website at www.medschoolprep.comfor more information, including MERP graduate profiles and program information.

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Q: What is the tuition at RUSM?
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Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is as follows:

  • Basic Sciences - $20,580 (for accelerated Foundations of Medicine track)
  • Semester 5 for Basic Sciences (for traditional Foundations of Medicine track only): $15,435
  • Clinical Sciences, including Internal Medicine Foundations: $22,710

See additional information about tuition and fees.

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Q: How do I find out about Financial Aid options for RUSM?
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Please visit http://www.rossu.edu/medical-school/admissions/financialinfo.cfm to find information about the Financial Aid options available for RUSM.

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Q: Are RUSM students eligible to receive US federal direct student loans?
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U.S. citizens, permanent residents and eligible non-citizens must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the Office of Financial Aid has received your FAFSA information from the U.S. Department of Education, we will determine your eligibility for the following types of student loans:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans: This is a non-need-based Federal loan with a limit of $10,250 per semester, which a student may obtain in addition to the Direct Graduate PLUS loan. The interest rate is fixed at 5.84%. For more information about the terms and repayment obligations, contact the Office of Student Finance at 732-509-3051 or FinAid@RossU.edu
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans: This is a non-need-based unsubsidized Federal loan specifically for graduate students. The student can borrow up to the school's cost of attendance. The Graduate PLUS credit decision is based on the last five years of the student’s credit history.

If a student does not demonstrate eligibility for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan(s) by reaching the maximum aggregate Stafford loan limit of $138,500, s/he will be eligible for the full cost of attendance in the PLUS Loan program. The interest rate is fixed at 6.84%.

The Department of Education charges origination fees on the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan.

For more information about the terms and repayment obligations, contact the Office of Student Finance at 732-509-3051 or FinAid@RossU.edu

Additionally, DeVry Medical International (DMI), offers a loan program to assist RUSM students in semesters 6-10. The DMI loan is designed to address financial challenges a student may experience after exhausting all other funding sources such as provincial and private loans. Eligible students may cumulatively receive up to $75,000 to cover tuition and fees.

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Q: What financial aid options are available to Canadians?
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Canadian students may be eligible for loans through the Canadian government and/or private loan programs. Please refer to the Financial Planning Guide for Canadian Students, which is available online here

Additionally, DeVry Medical International (DMI), offers a loan program to assist RUSM students in semesters 6-10. The DMI loan is designed to address financial challenges a student may experience after exhausting all other funding sources such as provincial and private loans. Eligible students may cumulatively receive up to $75,000 to cover tuition and fees.

 

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Q: What percentage of RUSM students receive financial aid?
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 Approximately 70% of RUSM students receive financial aid in order to finance their educational expenses.

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Q: Does RUSM offer any scholarships?
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 Yes. Please see the full list of RUSM scholarships offered.

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