Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Do you need help managing your debt?

Do you need help managing your debt?

Managing debt while in medical school can be challenging. Several resources are available to help you understand ways to reduce your debt burden.
  • 1415MedEC1Before the first semester begins, the TTUHSC Office of Financial Aid sends a packet of information to each first year medical student. Students can access a PowerPoint presentation for students entering in the Fall 2014 online.
  • The Office of Financial Aid website contains a great deal of helpful information, which includes links to FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), a variety of scholarship websites, and a number of other funding opportunities available for financing your medical education. Financial Aid staff is available to assist at any time.
  • First1During the MSI Orientation, a representative from the AAMC FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) Program provides a debt management workshop. More about AAMC FIRST is available online at www.aamc.org/services/first/.
  • More information about SOM-specific scholarships is available at www.ttuhsc.edu/som/admissions/scholarship.aspx.

When compared nationally, our students have relatively low debt. In the last two years, graduating TTUHSC SOM students averaged around $120,000 in debt, which is about the 20th percentile.


We want to help reduce your debt whenever possible. Please feel free to contact Dr. Lauren Cobbs, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, if you have any questions.