Welcome to Student Financial Aid!
A student attending the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is making a commitment to invest in a bright future. The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students achieve their success and is always ready to guide them through the process of financing your education. We want to provide every student with the resources and information needed in order to develop a sound strategy for meeting each student’s education related expenses. Anytime a student needs assistance, our door is always open; just come on in!

Mission of the Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid supports the endeavors of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and empowers future physicians to fulfill their dreams by providing quality advisory services and assistance in selecting and obtaining student financial aid. We promote a student-centered culture which emphasizes continuous learning, responsiveness, and open communication in order to provide quality, personalized service. Focused on the best interests of the student, institution, and taxpayer, our judicious recommendations adhere to the highest ethical, social, and professional standards.

Meet Our Staff
Director of Financial Aid:
Marlene Melendez
mmelendez@bcomnm.org

BCOM has worked with private loan agencies to give their students the best options available. BCOM has contracted an independent, unbiased third party service provider to process loan application.

The Department of Education provides a free resource to assist students with identifying the differences between federal and private student loans. In addition, all students should review the Dept.’s publication, Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid. Students are also encouraged to review Office of Financial Aid’s list of private loan guidelines before applying to a private lender. Through this third party service students will be able to direct access to a variety of private loan agencies on BCOM’s website.

BCOM recommends that students review many lenders and compare costs and terms before making their decision. Our office will process a private loan application with the lender of your choice. However, we cannot recommend any particular private lender.

BCOM students will not be eligible to apply for federal student loan at this time. Many of the private loans offer competitive options for medical students.

All borrowing decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Serving Those Who Serve

BCOM is proud to assist service members, veterans, and their families in accessing the education benefits they have earned through their years of service to our nation.

If you have served in one or more branches of the US military, you may be eligible for education benefits provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Those who are currently serving in the military may also be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. In addition, if you are the spouse or child of a deceased or disabled veteran or a service member who is eligible for the  Post-9/11 GI Bill™, you may qualify for education benefits as well.