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Wolford College Financial Services works in partnership with students, anesthesia groups, hospitals and other external agencies to cultivate successful student educational outcomes. The department informs students and families about higher education financing.

Wolford College Financial Services assists students and families in obtaining financial support, and facilitates the effective delivery of funds. Loans, unlike grants, are borrowed money and must be repaid with interest.

Federal Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

This loan is not based on financial need. Interest accrues while student is in school, grace period, and deferment periods.

Direct Graduate Plus Loan

This loan offers additional funding for graduate students seeking loans beyond the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan program. This loan will help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. Interest accrues during all periods.

Private Loans

Smart Option Student Loan

This is a private loan based on credit. The student may borrow up to the cost of attendance (minus any aid received). Interest rate depends on credit score. Please note if students have a co-signer interest rate may be lower. Repayment options vary (please see lender websites below for details). Once student begins payment (upon successful completion of education), they may apply to release consigner after making 12 consecutive on-time principal and interest payments.

Smart Loan Providers: Sallie Mae and Regions Bank 

Sallie Mae Parent Option

The Sallie Mae Parent Loan gives a parent or any creditworthy individual (including spouses, family members, and guardians) another option for financing college expenses for their student. Give the gift of education with a loan in your name and enjoy a choice of repayment options. Plus, the interest paid may be tax deductible.

Parent Option Providers: Sallie Mae

Wells Fargo MedCAP

A Wells Fargo MedCAP® alternative loan for health professionals is designed for graduate students in medical, nursing, dental, and other health-related programs. You can borrow up to the cost of education (tuition, rent, books, etc.) minus other financial aid.


  • No payments are required until six months after leaving school for nursing students
  • There is no application or origination fee, and no penalty for paying off your loan early
  • Select a competitive fixed or variable interest rate option
  • 15 year Repayment Term for Nursing students
  • Interest rate discounts for eligible Wells Fargo customers
  • Anyone can apply, a Wells Fargo account is not a requirement

Most students can qualify on his or her own without a cosigner. However, a cosigner may help you get a lower interest rate. To learn more or apply, visit them online at Wells Fargo or contact them by phone at 1-877-451-5039.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Wolford College is approved for Veteran Training.  Additional information can be obtained from the VA website.


The United States Military has programs available to help students with financing their education in exchange for military duty.  One of these programs is the AMEDD program.

Any questions regarding the financial aid process, please feel free to contact Gilbert Chang at 239-513-1135.

Federal School Code: G39393