Medical school is known to take a financial toll, yet with thoughtful planning and support, achieving your financial goals and maintaining financial security is possible as a medical student. Our goal is to develop a 10-year financial plan for every Carle Illinois student that incorporates the affordability of medical school, wealth management, and financial goals (i.e., retirement), enabling you to plan for a secure financial present and future. For more information, please feel free to contact our student affairs team. We’re here to help.

Helpful Resources

The following resources provide helpful information through webinars, videos and fact sheets to help you prepare.

AAMC’s Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools (FIRST)
This website provides a variety of helpful financial resources. Check out the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator, download the Education Debt Manager, or watch the Money Management Video.

U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid
This website will outline the specific types of loans available to you.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
This website allows you to establish an account to view all of your Federal loans and associated details, and download your student data for input into the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator.

Budgeting & Saving Presentation Slides

Lifecycle Illinois Presentation Slides

Coming Soon: 2020-21 Expenses and Loan Planner
Download this Excel file to estimate monthly living expenses and student loan amounts.