The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV School of Medicine

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Available Aid

UTRGV SOM students have the option of applying for financial aid. Financial aid is available in several forms: federal loans, scholarships, and private loans.

  • Grants are funds from federal and state sources that do NOT require repayment
  • Scholarships are available from state, institutional, and organizational funds that do NOT require repayment
  • Loan Programs offer money that must be paid back after graduation or withdrawal from the institution. These may consist of federal or private loans.
  • Hazlewood Act benefits are available for Texas Veterans who have exhausted their eligibility for federal benefits

Students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance includes tuition, fees, required purchases for designated years of medical schools, and estimated living expenses.

Students may have the option to defer the repayment of previously-acquired loans from other institutions of higher education. Students are encouraged to check with the lenders. Enrollment verifications are available online as needed. Additionally, UTRGV verifies student enrollment automatically to several lenders in an effort to expedite enrollment verification and the deferment process.

Scholarships – UTRGV School of Medicine

2017-2018 – Class of 2021

The UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE is pleased to announce that scholarships will be provided to all students entering in July, 2017, to the “Class of 2021”. The scholarship will cover 50% of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year. Availability of additional funds will be considered at a later date.

The School of Medicine will have a dedicated Associate Director of Financial Aid who will manage all financial aid matters for medical school students.

All students are required to complete the FAFSA to be eligible for scholarships and other Financial Aid.

Please direct any questions to or (956) 296-1600

Tuition & Fees

School of Medicine tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year vary based on state residency and medical health insurance coverage options. They are set as follows:

Tuition Texas Resident Tuition Non-Texas Resident Tuition
Without Health Insurance $18,298 $31,398.32
With Health Insurance $20,479 $33,579

Medical students will be required to purchase health insurance unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. (View Source)

Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges