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FIRST for Financial Aid Officers

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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 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

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 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 FIRST@aamc.org.

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.

Loan Organizers

MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator

Organize and track your loans with the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator for medical students and residents. Access promotional materials or sign in to the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator.

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 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)

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