Class of 2024 - Welcome

Instructions for receiving financial assistance.

Congratulations on being admitted to MTSA’s DNAP Practice Doctorate Class of 2024!

The Financial Aid Office is committed to supporting your educational goals by providing information and access to financial resources during your three-year program. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance, please follow the instructions in the steps found below and watch for deadlines.

If you anticipate not utilizing financial assistance this year, please

 

Important Financial Aid Steps – New Student Checklist

1. Watch Video:

2. MTSA Financial Guide

3. Complete the 21-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Or you may complete the FAFSA using the FSA MyStudentAid mobile app.

Please note: Students will not be asked to pay a fee to complete the FAFSA.

  • Must complete 2021-2022 FAFSA prior to your orientation.
  • Complete FAFSA using 2019 tax return information. MTSA’s school code is 007783. You can select to use the Data Retrieval Tool, within the FAFSA application, to move your income tax information into the FAFSA.

You can get free help from:

  • MTSA Financial Aid Office: 615-732-7884 or 615-732-7673.
  • The FAFSA form’s online help – Chat and email are available.
  • The Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243.

4. Schedule your mandatory financial aid orientation

Please schedule your orientation using Bookings. You may schedule either an in person or online Teams appointment by (the deadline) November 4, 2021, by linking here. Let us know in the notes, when you book, if you wish the appointment to be in-person. You will receive a Teams invite email for the meeting, but that should be ignored if you book it as in-person. Hours to schedule an appointment are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule an hour for your session.

Discussion items during your orientation:

  • Applying for Federal Aid
  • Do you have current education loans?
  • Budgeting
  • Cost of attending / Payment and Tuition Schedule sheet
  • When is tuition due?
  • Loan options, loan terms and other assistance
  • Loan repayment
  • Consumer Information
  • Financial Aid & Business Office expectations during your program
  • Your questions

Let us know if you will be needing us to request your military benefits – we will need a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 (service members). You may review webpage https://mtsa.edu/admissions/financial-aid/veterans-education-benefits/.

5. Prepare a monthly budget to use in calculating your need for financial assistance for your 2022 academic year. You may print this budget worksheet, or you can find budget worksheets online that may work better for your situation:

6. Financial Aid Offer Worksheet

                Year 1

                Year 2

                Year 3

7. Cost of Attendance – Click on the Practice Doctorate Program document, which provides an explanation and breakdown for the Financial Aid cost of attendance.


8. EFT Authorization Agreement 

a. You will complete your EFT Authorization by logging in to the CAMS student portal, under Electronic Forms. The completion of this form will ensure your credit balances are sent to the bank account of your choice. MTSA will not be printing refund checks. MTSA does not pull funds from your account without an official authorization. MTSA will perform a prenote test on your bank account and will need at least two weeks to perform this before funds can be transferred.

b. If you ever need to update your bank account information, contact the Business Office to complete a new EFT Authorization.

 

9. After your financial aid orientation, review the steps for accepting/declining your financial aid offer – STEPS

Complete forms for Unsubsidized Loans, Graduate PLUS Loans and/or Private Loans below:

Unsubsidized Loans
https://studentaid.gov/mpn/ (Unsubsidized Graduate MPN)
https://studentaid.gov/entrance-counseling/ (Entrance counseling)

Graduate PLUS Loans
https://studentaid.gov/plus-app/grad/landing (Application)
https://studentaid.gov/mpn/grad/landing (Direct PLUS MPN)

Private Loans
https://elmselect.com Type in MTSA, click Next and View Loans, to view the lenders MTSA students have used most frequently. Select a lender of your choice (MTSA has no preferred lender list or arrangement).

 

10. Financial Aid Resources – Print out for your records

 

11. MTSA offers a Financial Education Center powered by Everfi. Log in to https://mtsa-edsouth.everfi-next.net/welcome/financialeducation. Work through playlists and learn at your leisure. Prepare to handle life’s financial transactions. Click the previous link, click on a playlist, log in with your mtsa.edu email address and you’re off and running!

 

Deadlines:

  • Complete your 2021-22 FAFSA prior to your orientation – fafsa.gov
  • Complete your financial aid orientation by Nov. 4, 2021
  • Complete all applications for loans by Nov. 4, 2021
  • Complete your EFT Authorization on your student portal by Nov. 4, 2021.
  • If you have adjustments to make on your awards, email finaid@mtsa.edu by Nov. 4, 2021.
  • Accept your aid package on your student portal CAMS student portal/Admin/My Financial Aid by Nov 14, 2021, once you are satisfied with the amounts and loan types. If you need more time, contact finaid@mtsa.edu.
  • Complete your 2022-23 FAFSA by June 30, 2022

Contact:

Jennifer Speer, Director, 615-732-7884
Sara Metcalf, Assistant Director, 615-732-7673

Ikey Devasher Student Support Center, 1st Floor
315 Hospital Drive, Madison, TN 37115
finaid@mtsa.edu