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 is available for those who qualify. Student Financial assistance options include:

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

Initial Required Documents:

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

  • High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED (these must be signed or stamped by a school official)
  • 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 www.studentaid.gov to fill out the Financial Aid application. Currently, you will need your 2019 taxes to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. Note: If you are a Dependent, you will need both your parent’s tax information as well as yours.

Our school code is: 041650

It is recommended to use the Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA.  Having your tax return nearby will assist you in utilizing this tool.  Proper filing status and exact address on your taxes is a must when linking your tax information to your FAFSA application. 

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

NEED MORE HELP? Additional information can be found at FAFSA FAQ

Step 3: After completing the FAFSA you can finalize the required steps by visiting: www.studentaid.gov

  • Complete UNDERGRADUATE entrance counseling
  • Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Step 4: If you have other school loans you may be able to complete an in school deferment form through our Financial Aid Department. DEFERMENT IS NOT AUTOMATIC!


Contact Information

Meridian Institute’s Financial Aid Office:

Email: financialaid@meridian-institute.edu
Phone: 615-678-8196 ex. 18 or 13
Fax: 615-634-2465

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