Foundation to Veterinary Medicine Program

Financial Aid Quicksheet - US Citizens / Permanent Residents


Below is a "Quicksheet" outlining your financial aid requirements for the upcoming term.

You may use this as a quick point of reference when completing your financial aid requirements.

For additional, more detailed information, please visit the Foundation to Veterinary Medicine page.


  • August 2020 Charter Foundation to Veterinary Medicine

    Financial Aid Information

    US Citizens / Permanent Residents

    Applying for a Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan

Visit Sallie Mae and choose "Undergraduate Student Loans" from the options provided

  • Choose "Apply for this Loan" to begin your Smart Option Student Loan application
  • Complete the "Basic Information" section and choose your school
    • St. George's University, School of Medicine will be listed under the "Outside the US" option
  • Complete the "School Information" as follows:
    • School: St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine, 03974300
    • Degree/Certificate of Study: Certificate
    • Major:  Veterinary Medicine
    • Enrollment Status: Full Time
    • Grade level: Certificate/Continuing Ed.
    • Academic Period of Loan: Provide Your Own August 2020 - December 2020
    • Anticipated graduation/completion: December 2020
  • Complete the "Loan Amount" section using the information from your estimated cost of attendance
  • Follow the instructions to complete the rest of your application and submit

Things to Consider

  • Sallie Mae is the only lender available that is providing private education loans to SGU
  • Private loans may have variable or fixed interest rates and interest rates as well as overall loan approval will be based on your credit and the criteria of the lender
  • Request a copy of your credit report online at and reconcile any problems prior to matriculation
  • If a student cannot obtain a loan because of a negative credit rating, school funds cannot be awarded to replace the loan
  • In many situations a co-signer will be required to obtain the loan
  • Sallie Mae has various repayment options:
    • Interest Repayment Option: Full interest payment while in school and during grace period
    • Fixed Repayment Option: $25 monthly payment while in school and during grace period
    • Deferred Repayment Option: No payment is required while in school or during grace period
  •  There are no prepayment penalties under any of these repayment plans; making payments whenever possible is encouraged to minimize total overall debt

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