Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office provides guidance and resources to help students and their families bridge the gap between a student’s resources and the cost of Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. Meridian Institute promotes Financial Aid assistance to students that would be depriving themselves if otherwise not available. Financial Aid is administered in conjunction with a nationally established philosophy that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive the highest quality training not influenced by their monetary value.

Financial Aid available for those who qualify Student Financial assistance options include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
    • Subsidized
    • Unsubsidized

Initial Required Documents:

Fax or Scan clear copies of each of the below to Meridian Institute’s Financial Aid Director. (See contact information below)

  • High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED (these must be signed or stamped by a school official)
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License

Steps For Financial Aid

Here are the steps needed to start the Financial Aid Process at Meridian Institute.

Step 1: If you have not done so already, please complete the application for Meridian Institute by completing a student application.

Step 2: Visit FSAid.Ed.Gov and register for a FSA ID. You will need this to complete your FAFSA, Master Promissory Note, and Entrance Counseling. For more step-by-step guidance please watch this video: FSA ID Tutorial.

Step 3: Visit FAFSA.Ed.Gov to fill out the Financial Aid application. Currently, you will need your 2017 taxes, please complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Note: If you are Dependent you will need both your parent’s tax information as well as yours.

Our school code is: 041650

Having your tax return nearby will assist you in utilizing the IRS Retrieval Tool. Proper filing status and exact address is a must when using this tool. Please utilize this tool

Once you submit your FAFSA please wait three business days and contact Meridian Institute’s Financial Aid Director via email or phone. (See contact information below)

NEED MORE HELP? Visit a step-by-step video FAFSA Tutorial or additional information can be found at FAFSA FAQ

Step 4: After completing the FAFSA you can finalize the required steps by visiting: StudentLoans.Gov

  • Complete UNDERGRADUATE entrance counseling
  • Use pin to sign Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Step 5: If you have other school loans you may be able to complete an in school deferment form. DEFERMENT IS NOT AUTOMATIC.

Contact Information

Meridian Institute’s Financial Aid Director:

Sugely Rodriguez
Phone: 615-678-8196 ex. 13
Fax: 615-634-2465

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