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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 2016-2017 academic year is as follows:

·         Basic Sciences - $21,325 (Foundations of Medicine FOM)

·         Semester 5 FOM** (Regular Track Students Only): $15,994

·         Clinical Clerkships, Including Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF): $23,530

*First semester students will also be charged a non-refundable visa processing fee of $190.

**Students in the regular track program take 5 semesters of Foundations of Medicine and 6 semesters of clinical clerkships for a total of 11 semesters. Students in the accelerated track take 4 semesters of Foundations of Medicine and 6 semesters of Clinical Clerkships for a total of 10 semesters.  

 

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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US citizens and eligible non-citizens must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid® (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine their eligibility for a Federal Direct Loan. When completing the FAFSA, be sure to include the appropriate school code: Ross University School of Medicine: G22460. Once the Office of Student Finance has received your FAFSA information from the U.S. Department of Education, you may be required to submit additional information, such as citizenship documentation. The Office of Student Finance will notify you if you are required to submit additional information. If you have a complete file, we will determine your eligibility for the types of student loans listed below. Interest rates on federal student loans are based on the 10-year Treasury note plus a set percentage established by federal law. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/interest-rates to find current interest rates.to find current interest rates and loan fees.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

This is a non-need-based Federal loan with a limit of $10,250 per semester. The Department of Education charges an origination fee on the funds disbursed. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/interest-rates to find current interest rates and loan fees.

 

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

This is a non-need-based Federal loan which the student can borrow up to the cost of attendance, less other aid. The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS is a credit based loan. If a student does not have remaining eligibility for the

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan(s) because he or she has reached the maximum aggregate Federal Direct loan limit of $138,500, or academic year limit of $20,500, approved borrowers may be eligible for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan program up to their Cost of Attendance. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/interest-rates to find current interest rates and loan fees. The federal government does not offer any grants or scholarships for graduate students.

For more information about the terms and repayment obligations, contact the Office of Student Finance at 732-509-3051 or http://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 at http://medical.rossu.edu/documents/RUSM_Canadian_Planning_Guide.pdf, for more information. Other Foreign Nationals may be eligible for assistance in their country.

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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Typically, students at Ross finance the cost of their education by combining family resources, federal student loans, and scholarships, and loans from other sources. Approximately 85% of Ross students receive some assistance.

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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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