Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univerisity
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Important Dates

October-January 1
  • File the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online with your 2021 tax year documents by logging onto
    • Please use Rowan University’s School Code: 002609.
    • Your Federal Student Aid-FSA ID is required to electronically sign your application.
    • Please log onto prior to completing your electronic application in order to obtain your FSA ID.   
  • Complete the CMSRU Institutional Form for consideration of institutional need based scholarship aid (accepted students only).
  • Applications for external/private scholarships should begin at this time. Students must notify CMSRU Financial Aid Services via email at if external/private scholarships are expected.
Feb. 1
  • Priority review is provided to applicants who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date.
  • Priority review is provided to applicants who submit the CMSRU Institutional Form (need based scholarship application) by this date.
    • The CMSRU Institutional Form will be reviewed alongside a complete/finalized FAFSA with complete/finalized federal tax information.
    • Parental income/assets are required on the FAFSA for consideration of these scholarships, unless the student provides an unusual circumstance or unless the student is married (if applicable, income/assets for the spouse are required).
April 1
  • Deadline to submit the FAFSA.
  • Deadline to submit the CMSRU Institutional Form.
June 1
  • Complete the below financial aid requirements online at
    • All first-time borrowers must complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.
    • All first-time borrowers must sign a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note-MPN.
    • If additional funding is needed, apply for a credit based Federal Graduate PLUS Direct Loan OR
    • Apply for a credit based Private/Alternative education loan directly with any lender you choose.
      NOTE: Please see the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website when deciding on borrowing federal versus private/alternative loan funding.