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Types of Aid
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Types of Aid

Investing in your future as a student is one of the most important steps you will take in your life. Enrollment Services can help you find the right resources to fund your education. We want you to focus on your education instead of worrying about how you will finance it.

Contact Enrollment Services if you have any questions.

Financial Aid for Graduate or Professional Students (pdf)

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Enrollment Services
800 W. Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: 660.626.2019
Toll free: 866.626.2878 x-2019
Fax: 888.676.6701
enrollmentservices@atsu.edu

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  • Private Loans +

    • ATSU offers a student Title IV federal financial aid up to the student’s cost of attendance. While there are many benefits to using federal loans, there are instances where federal loans do not cover a student’s cost of attendance. Private loans may present an opportunity to assist students with funding their education.

      ATSU utilizes FASTChoice to deliver a preferred lender list. The lenders and loan options presented in FASTChoice were selected for the competitive terms and benefits they provide to borrowers. ATSU has worked with these lenders in the past, and previous borrowers have had positive experiences working with them.

      Things to consider:

      • Private loan annual amount: The cost of attendance minus any scholarships, Federal loans, Work-Study, and/or other aid received.
      • Creditworthy: Approval of a Federal Direct Grad PLUS or private loan is contingent upon your creditworthiness.
      • Interest rates and fees: Depending on the lender and loan opportunity, fixed and variable rates are available. A student’s credit score and/or having a cosigner may positively impact the rate offered to that student.
      • As with all loans, students should read the details of each loan and ask the lender questions to make sure they fully understand the commitment they are making.

      Students are free to choose any lender, including those not presented. Application processing will not be delayed unnecessarily if a student chooses a lender not presented.

      Our officials are prohibited from accepting any financial or other benefits in exchange for displaying lenders and loan options in FASTChoice. Prohibited activities include: receiving compensation to serve on any lender board of directors or advisory boards; accepting gifts including trips, meals, and entertainment; allowing lenders to staff our institution's financial aid office; allowing lenders to place our institution's name or logo on any of their products; and owning of lenders' stock (for college officials who make financial decisions for our institution).

  • Work-Study +

    • “Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study” (Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid). Financial need is demonstrated by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For eligible programs, Work-Study will be included in the financial aid award offer.

      If you find Work-Study is included in your award offer, you have the option to accept or decline that opportunity. If you are considering applying and would like more information on Work-Study opportunities, please visit the Work-Study Positions form. Upon meeting Work-Study eligibility requirements and approval of your application for an available position, you will then complete the Work-Study employment paperwork with the human resources department.

      If you choose to decline some or all of the Work-Study opportunity, you may elect to increase your Graduate PLUS loan by the amount of unaccepted Work-Study funds.

  • Veterans Benefits +

    • A.T. Still University is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for the certification of students eligible to receive VA educational benefits. Our personnel are aware and committed to working with veterans and active duty soldiers to ensure student success.

      All students who receive VA educational benefits are assisted by the School Certifying Official who is located on their respective campus. Please refer to the information below for the proper School Certifying Official contact information.

      We cannot assist you with determining your eligibility for benefits. You are required to contact the DVA to determine eligibility. However, we are responsible for certifying your enrollment status to the VA, which results in you getting paid.

      School certifying officials

      Missouri campus Arizona campus
      Misty Seidel or Jill Graves
      Enrollment Services
      A.T. Still University
      800 W. Jefferson
      Kirksville, MO 63501
      Jacqueline Riggins
      Enrollment Services
      A.T. Still University
      5850 E. Still Circle
      Mesa, AZ 85206-3618
      660.626.2019 (phone), 888.676.6701 (fax) 480.265.8068 (phone), 888.676.6701 (fax)
      mseidel@atsu.edu or jillgraves@atsu.edu jriggins@atsu.edu


      Getting started

      Follow the steps below to begin the process of determining your eligibility for receiving VA educational benefits and to have your enrollment certified with the VA.

      1. Visit Vets.gov to apply for VA education benefits or if you have previously used your benefits at a different institution, to complete a Request for Change of Program of Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995).
        • If you are accepted to or attending a program at the College of Graduate Health Studies, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, or Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, please use the MO campus address (listed above under the MO SCO) when completing your forms.
        • If you are accepted to or attending a program at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Arizona School of Health Sciences, or the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, please use the AZ campus address (listed above under the AZ SCO) when completing your forms.
      2. Once you are notified by the VA of your eligibility to receive educational benefits, submit the following documents to the SCO for your campus:
        • Request for Certification form (pdf)
        • Certificate of Eligibility (provided by the VA after the processing of your benefits application)
        • Copies of transcripts from all schools previously attended
          1. If you were required to submit all transcripts for admission, the admissions team will forward your transcripts to our office. You will not need to supply a second set of transcripts.
          2. If your program required only the degree-granting transcript, then you will need to forward copies of your transcripts to the SCO for your school. Please know these copies do not have to be official copies unless you are submitting your prior training for review for possible transfer credit. Please review the transfer credit policy for your school or program and the University Transfer Credit Policy located in the University Catalog.

      If you are returning to the University after an absence and wish to be certified for the upcoming term, you will need to complete the Request for Certification form (pdf) and submit it to the School Certifying Official. Department of Veterans Affairs forms.

      Student responsibilities

      In order to comply with laws governing VA education benefits, it is your responsibility as a student to notify your SCO of your status with the University, which includes when you:

      • Add or drop a class(es)
      • Change your address
      • Withdraw from your program
      • Retaking a course

      Only courses that are required for your degree program are eligible for certification. If you have any questions, please contact your SCO.

      Online students utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill ®, the VA requires a student to be enrolled more than half-time to be eligible to receive the monthly housing allowance (when applicable). Enrollment status (or training time) for students utilizing benefits like the Montgomery GI Bill or the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance directly correlates to the monthly rate they are eligible to receive. For more information on enrollment status and your VA benefit, please check the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

      GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

  • Military Tuition Assistance +

    • All prospective TA students must first speak with their unit Education Service Officer (ESO), a military counselor, or visit their local installation Education Center regarding their desire to use Federal Tuition Assistance. Service members must coordinate with ESO’s and receive approval before they begin using Federal Tuition Assistance.

      If you are eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA), your military branch will pay up to $250 per credit hour directly to the university. You will be responsible for payment of tuition and fees that are not covered by TA. Please send a copy of the TA Authorization Voucher to studentaccounts@atsu.edu for invoicing.

      If you have further questions you can email studentaccounts@atsu.edu or call 660.626.2888.

      Grades will be reported at the end of each enrollment period by a member of Enrollment Services.

      Requirements for Return of Tuition Assistance (TA) Funds

      Information regarding the return of TA funds may be found in the ATSU University Catalog.

      Principles of Excellence

      Explore our Principles of Excellence page to learn more about ATSU’s commitment to student veterans.