PRIME Program

Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for biomedical Education (P.R.I.M.E.)

PRIME is a post-baccalaureate certificate (non-degree) program for students who need additional preparation to have a competitive application for MD or DO programs.

Financial aid is limited and is in the form of federal and/or private loans. 

  • Eligibility for financial aid is determined upon review of the completed PRIME Financial Aid Application, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other requested documentation.
  • Students must enroll for 6 or more credit hours per semester to be eligible for federal loans. Please click here for more information about how loans work.
  • Federal loan eligibility is limited to $7,500 for one academic year and may be subsidized depending on your prior borrowing history. An additional $5,000 in an unsubsidized loan may be available to independent students and dependent students whose parents are denied the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loan).
  • Parents may be eligible to borrow a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loan) if their dependent student is enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester. Please click here for more information about the PLUS Loan.
  • Students must meet requirements for federal student aid as established by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Private educational loans through commercial lenders may be borrowed to supplement or in place of federal loans. A wide variety of private educational loans can be found using FASTChoice, an online private loan counseling and selection tool.