What is the impact of the loss of eligibility for Title IV, HEA on medical students?
The Medical Program will continue operating with its same high quality standards.
Continuously enrolled students in the Medical School who have already received loans are eligible to receive Title IV, HEA program funds for the academic year they are in as well as for the succeeding academic year. A Help Team has been established and is operating at the Financial Aid Office. Each case will be individually handled by this team and they will provide assistance and support in exploring the different options available.
Does this situation affect the eligibility for certification from ECFMG?
No, it doesn’t. All students of UNIBE Medical Program continue to be eligible to take the different USMLE tests and eventually obtain their ECFMG certification.
Is the quality of the medical program affected by this development?
The Medical Program maintains its quality standards. The program remains accredited by MESCYT. Accreditation was renewed on august 2016 for a five-year period. The recognition of UNIBE’s Medical Degree is not affected by this development. The program maintains its international approvals and licenses.
Does this situation affect students enrolled in other academic programs offered at UNIBE who have Title IV, HEA loans?
No. All other academic programs continue to be eligible to participate in the Title IV, HEA programs.
Financial options available
The Financial Aid Office will offer information and support regarding the following options:
• Private loans through Smart Option plan from Sallie Mae: www.salliemae.com
• UNIBE financial aid programs
• Payment agreements
Where should I go for additional information?
The Financial Aid Office will offer support through a Help Team where students will be assisted individually in academic, financial or counselling matters.
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