Financial Wellness Services

The Heersink School of Medicine’s financial wellness program is designed to equip our students with the skills they need to be successful financially. This program focuses on the ability to manage personal finance matters and it includes the knowledge of making appropriate decisions about finance, such as budgeting, loan repayment options, and saving.

The mission of the program is to ensure students are confident and empowered about money matters with an assurance they will be able to pay back their student loans.

The goal of the program is to make sure students have the resources they need to make financial decisions while they concentrate on their medical school education.

Budgeting

  • One-on-One Meetings
    • Applying for Federal Student Aid and Scholarships
    • How to Use the Money Matters Budgeting Workbook
    • How to Budget for Relocation in your Third Year
    • Non-Educational Debt Counseling
  • Webinars
    • How to Pay for Medical School
    • Financial Aspect of your Fourth Year
  • Budgeting Tools and Helpful Links

Loan Management/Repayment

Money Matters Quick Clips

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Make an Appointment

Have questions about financial aid or scholarships? Need help figuring out your budget? Make an appointment with La Shaundria Thomas, MSM, program manager for Medical Student Financial Services.

Schedule your appointment online or contact La Shaundria at medschoolscholarship@uab.edu or 205-934-2332.

Upcoming Events

AAMC FIRST Webinars

Choosing Insurance and What You Need to Know
Friday, January 27, 2023, 1:00 pm CST
Register

Home Financing for Graduating Medical Students and Residents
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 2:00 pm CST
Register

Filing Taxes as a Medical Student or Upcoming Resident
Friday, March 31, 2023, 1:00 pm CST
Register

Repayment Strategies for Graduating Medical School Students
Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 pm CST
Register

Preparing for Your Financial Life After Medical School
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 1:00 pm CST 
Register

MedLoans(R) Organizer and Calculator (MLOC) Demo Session
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 1:00 CST 
Register 

AAMC Resources

Money Matters Budgeting Workbook

Download the workbook

Money Matters Newsletter Archive

December 2022
November 2022 

October 2022, MS4 Special Edition 
October 2022, MS1-MS3 Special Edition 
September 2022

August 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022, MS1-MS3 Special Edition

February 2022, MS4 Special Edition
January 2022

Contact us

If you have questions about completing the FAFSA, please contact La Shaundria Thomas at medschoolscholarship@uab.edu or 205-934-2332.