FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is medical-based financial aid?

Medical-based financial aid provides an opportunity for students to receive free money for college on the basis of their medical condition. This program was created by federal law in 1973. In The Medical Loophole, I refer to this program as the “medicalbased scholarship program.” Each year, approximately 100,000 students in the United States take advantage of the medical-based scholarship program to pay for college expenses.

Why have I never heard of this program?

Most students first become aware of their financial aid options once they fill out a FAFSA. When you fill out a FAFSA, you are applying for federal financial aid. The medical-based scholarship program is a joint federal/state program, so it’s not entirely funded by the federal government. Because each state provides a portion of the money for this program, the federal government cannot inform students of their potential eligibility for this program when they fill out a FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid. Therefore, it’s up to you to find out this program exists and figure out how to apply for it on your own. The Medical Loophole shows you how

Does my medical condition have to be really, really serious to qualify?

No. Many common medical conditions qualify. Examples: Allergies, Asthma, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Insomnia, etc…

How do I know if I potentially qualify? A: You potentially qualify if you have any med

You potentially qualify if you have any medical condition that has the potential to impede your future employment. For example, let’s say you suffer from allergies. Some of the symptoms of allergies include itching, sneezing, watery eyes, and difficulty concentrating. If you suffer from allergies, it would be difficult for you to take a job working around animals, dust, smoke, pollen, etc… If you took one of these jobs, you would be sneezing and itching at work all day. Therefore, allergies has the potential to impede your employment. Therefore, if you suffer from allergies you may qualify for this program to pay for college expenses. This is just one example. Many medical conditions potentially qualify.

I am still in high-school, when should I apply for the medical-based scholarship program?

You should apply for the medical-based scholarship program 90-days before your first day of college.

I am already in college, can I still apply?

I am already in college, can I still apply?

What if my medical condition has never been diagnosed?

You should still apply for the medical-based scholarship program. The program will usually pay for you to obtain a diagnosis so you can apply.

How do I apply for the medical-based scholarship program?

Buy a copy of The Medical Loophole. It provides step-by-step instruction for applying for the medical-based scholarship program regardless of which state you live in and what college you plan to attend.

I already graduated from college. Can I qualify for the medical-based scholarship program to go back to college?

Yes

I graduated from high-school a really, really long time ago. Does my age keep me from qualifying?

No. The program works best for people who are recent high-school graduates, but your age will not affect your eligibility.

My parents make a lot of money. Will this prevent me from qualifying?

No. However, you might not qualify for as much money through the program if your parents claim you as a dependent.