Through Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST), the AAMC provides a wide range of resources and tools to help Financial Aid Officers (FAO) support and guide students.
What Can the FIRST Program 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.
Matriculating and Graduating Resources
Resources to help Financial Aid Officers meet the federal requirements for entrance and exit interviews.
Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Facts
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.
FIRST Fact Sheets for FAOs
FIRST fact sheets for Students and Residents are located on the Student/Resident website.
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.
The MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator (MLOC) Tool
Organize and track your loans with the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator tool for medical students and residents. Access promotional materials or sign in to the MedLoans Organizer and Calculator tool.
AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator (DLOC)
FIRST Banner Ads for Your Website
Promote the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator tool on your website.
National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER)
Find more information about active initiatives and other new programs as they become available.
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. Download the Handbook (sign-in required)