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Financial Aid


The Office of Student Financial Aid assists eligible students who have difficulty meeting the cost of attendance at the School of Health Professions MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To be eligible for financial assistance, a student must be enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking or certificate-award program of study approved by the appropriate accrediting agency. The Office encourages students to apply as early as possible but no later than March 1. There is no deadline but awards are made on a first-completed, first-awarded basis.

Students who fail to meet the priority date will be awarded Financial Aid on a funds-available basis. Students who will be applying for financial aid but have not yet been accepted for admission also are encouraged to apply for Aid early, even before receiving their final admission decision.

A student subject to selective service registration under federal law must file a statement that he or she has registered or is exempt before he or she is eligible to receive financial assistance that is funded by federal or state revenue in accordance with federal law and the provisions of Section 51.9095, Texas Education Code.

Application forms and complete information may be obtained by phone, by mail, or in person.

Financial Aid specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. The Financial Aid office is located at:

Office of Student Financial Aid
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2220 
Houston, TX 7703
(713) 500-3860

To request an Information Packet, or a Financial Aid Application, contact:

Office of Student Financial Aid
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PO Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225
(713) 500-3860

Financial Aid and Academic Performance

To be considered in good standing and making satisfactory progress for financial aid, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted at MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions. A student will immediately become ineligible for financial aid when his or her cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0 at the end of any term , or when he or she receives a grade of F in any course.

Courses in which the symbol I is received will not be included in the calculation of grade point average for that term. If the symbol I is replaced by an F,the student will immediately become ineligible for financial aid. For financial aid eligibility, the standard time frame for completion of the program and the maximum time frame for completion of the program will be based on the number of credit hours in the program and the total number of credit hours attempted.

The guidelines for each program are as follows:

Academic ProgramStandard Time Credit HoursMaximum Time Credit Hours Attempted
Clinical Laboratory Science  
One-Year Program4872
Cytogenetic Technology  
One-Year Program4972
One-Year Program4770
Diagnostic Imaging  
Medical Dosimetry5786
Molecular Genetic Technology  
One-Year Program4972
Radiation Therapy  
One-Year Program5684

To be considered making satisfactory academic progress, a student must successfully complete all course work attempted each term with a grade of C or higher. The grading symbols which meet completion standards are A, B and C.

A student may regain eligibility for financial aid when he or she has achieved at least the minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and maintained a grade of C or higher, provided that he or she is still within the maximum time-frame requirements.

Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term, prior to disbursal of financial aid funds for the upcoming term. Progress will not be verified for entering students.

Any student who is denied financial aid as a result of failure to meet the minimum standards of this policy may appeal that decision to the director of student financial aid or his or her designee. To do so, the student must submit the appeal in writing to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The financial aid director or his or her designee will review the appeal and consider any unusual or extraordinary circumstances that may have impacted the student's ability to achieve the minimum standards. The decision made by the Office of Student Financial Aid is final, and justification for that decision will be on file and made available to the student upon request.

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