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  • Professional Service

    FIRST for Financial Aid Officers

    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 Officer 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 Sheet 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, and much more.

    Loan Organizers

    The MedLoans™ Organizer and Calculator (MLOC)

    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)

    The Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator is offered through a partnership between the AAMC and ADEA. It’s free to currently enrolled dental students, graduates and residents. Learn more.


    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)