Your Financial Aid

Review

Financial Aid Award Notifications issued by the Office of Financial Aid lists the MAXIMUM amount of available aid for the specified academic year.

To receive funds for tuition, fees, and living expenses, students must let us know the amount of funds they need by accepting their award on My Financial Aid prior to the start of the academic year.  

Financial aid awards should be ACCEPTED and corresponding documents COMPLETED by June 11, 2023. 

Review Your Award
My Financial Aid > Menu > Awards by Term
Example:

 

Accept

Financial aid awards should be ACCEPTED and corresponding documents COMPLETED by June 11, 2023. 

1. View Award on My Financial Aid > Menu > Accept Your Award
  1. Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions disclosure.
  2. Agreement to the Terms and Conditions does not signify acceptance of your award. You will complete this step in the following page.

The amount of each Federal Loan awarded is the MAXIMUM amount available for the academic year.

2. Indicate how much you want to borrow in federal loans
  1. Scroll to the right of the award acceptance page to change each loan amount, if needed.
  2. Update the status of each loan if you made changes

    Example:

    FA - Med My Financial Aid Portal example

    Students may request their loans to disburse in uneven amounts between semesters. Accept the TOTAL amount you want to borrow for the YEAR, then email our office at medfinancialaid@case.edu and provide the following information.

    • Name of the loan you would like to have disbursed unevenly
    • Amounts for each semester (even if one semester is $0 for disbursement)
    3. Click Submit to Accept Your Award
    4. Continue to the next tabs on this page to submit loan documents.

    2022-2023 Interest Rates and Origination Fee
    Loan Program Maximum Per Year Origination Fee Interest Rate
    Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $20,500 1.057% 6.54%
    Additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan (MD only) $26,667 1.057% 6.54%
    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan up to cost of attendance 4.228% 7.54%

    Our office encourages you to budget approximately the total amount of funds you will need for the school year and accept slightly more than that amount (taking into account loan origination fees and unanticipated expenses). Loans can be reduced or increased anytime during the academic year.

    Direct Unsubsidized Loan
    New students in 2023-2024
    Please wait until May 15, 2023 to submit the following documents.

    2022-2023
    Entrance Counseling
    • Log into the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID and password (the same one as for the FAFSA)
    • Select 'Complete Loan Counseling'
    • Select 'Start' next to 'Entrance Counseling (Required)'
    • Add Case Western Reserve University. Our school code is G03024
    • Select your Student Type as graduate or professional student

     
    Master Promissory Note
    • Log into the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID and password (the same one as for the FAFSA)
    • Select 'Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)'
    • Select 'MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans'
    • Add Case Western Reserve University. Our school code is G03024 
    Graduate Plus Loan
    New students in 2023-2024
    Please wait until May 15, 2023 to submit the following documents.

    2022-2023
    Graduate Plus Loan Application (required each year)
    • Log into the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID and password (the same one as for the FAFSA)
    • Select 'Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan'
    • Select 'Start' next to 'Direct PLUS Loan Application for Graduate/Professional Students'
    • Add Case Western Reserve University. Our school code is G03024  - make sure to click 'Notify School'
    • Set the Loan Period as follows:
      • Start Date: July 2022
      • End Date: May 2023
    • You will be notified immediately of approval or denial
    Entrance Counseling for Graduate Plus Loan
    • Log into the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID and password (the same one as for the FAFSA)
    • Select 'Complete Loan Counseling'
    • Select 'Start' next to 'Entrance Counseling (Required)'
    • Add Case Western Reserve University. Our school code is G03024
    • Select your Student Type as graduate or professional student
    Master Promissory Note for Graduate Plus Loan
    • Log into the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID and password (the same one as for the FAFSA)
    • Select 'Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)'
    • Select 'PLUS MPN for Graduate/Professional Students'
    • Add Case Western Reserve University. Our school code is G03024