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FIRST for Students and Residents

FIRST for Students and Residents

Get free resources to help students and residents make smart financial decisions.

FIRST for Financial Aid Officers

The AAMC provides a wide range of resources and tools to help financial aid officers help their students.

What Can FIRST Do For You and Your Students?

FIRST can help you meet federal regulations and support your institution’s mission in a number of ways. A listing of all available resources can be found on the Fact Sheet for Financial Aid Office Professionals .

SALT and SALT Courses

Do you want to provide your own financial literacy program at your school?  Why re-invent the wheel?  SALT can help you create a basic financial education program for your students. Adapt and tailor the content to fit the program you want to implement.

  • SALT Vanity URLs (AAMC sign in required)
    Direct your students to the resources and tools you think will help them the best.
  • SALT Q&A (AAMC sign in required)
  • SALT Courses Instructors Manual (AAMC sign in required)

SALT FAO webinar (AAMC sign in required)
This webinar discusses details about SALT and the SALT Courses. It highlights some of the financial literacy resources available, and answers questions about registering for a free SALT account.

Financial Literacy Resources

Financial Literacy Sample Program Materials (AAMC sign in required)
A compilation of sample financial literacy materials from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

GSA Member Handbook

A comprehensive online resource for GSA members that includes a handbook for the Financial Aid Officer. A resource for both new and experienced financial aid administrators.
View Handbook 

Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Facts

FIRST Debt Fact Card, October 2017. Review the current Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Fact Card, to get an idea of the recent graduating class's debt, as well as loan repayment estimates.
View Debt Fact Card

FIRST Fact Sheets for FAOs

FIRST Financial Aid fact sheets for Students and Residents are located on the Student/Resident website. For a printer-friendly version of a fact sheet, please contact

FAOs Fact Sheets:

FIRST Videos and Webinars

Video and webinar topics include: paying for medical school, money management, postponing loan repayment, selecting a student loan repayment plan, private and federal student loans, managing your loans during residency, financial guidance for unmatched students, and much more!
View Videos and Webinars

AAMC Government Affairs and Advocacy

Learn about issues and legislation of importance to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER)

Information about active initiatives and other new programs as they become available.

MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator

Medloans Organizer and Calculator

Organize and track your loans with the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator for medical students and residents.

Matriculating and Graduating Resources

Resources to help Financial Aid Officers meet the federal requirements for entrance and exit interviews. 

Financial Skills


Get practical information on budgeting, money management, credit, debt management, and more!

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