The Consumer Information page is intended to provide current and prospective students with practical information, including links and advice about student loans, important student policies and statistics, and pertinent campus details.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1971 (FERPA)
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Student Financial Information
Even though the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine offers competitive tuition rates and fee schedules, many students who attend will need financial assistance help while learning to be a world-class physician. As is the case for students at other professional graduate schools, VTC students are not eligible for need-based federal aid, which includes Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study, and Direct Subsidized Loans. However, our students are eligible to receive various types of non-need based financial assistance.
• Entrance Counseling is required for any students at the initial time of borrowing federal student loans.
• For for Student’s Rights and Responsibilities, please click here.
• Terms and Conditions of Federal Student Loans (Direct Unsubsidized and Direct Graduate PLUS Loans) are listed on the Master Promissory Note signed by the borrower accepting the loans.
• The aggregate annual aid (loan, grant, and scholarship) limit is the annual VTC School of Medicine Cost of Attendance.
• The Direct Unsubsidized Loan limit is $44,944 for M1 and M4 students and $47,167 for M2 and M3 students. The Direct Unsubsidized Loan aggregate limit is $224,000.
• The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or Private/Alternative Loan Limit is the Cost of Attendance minus all other aid including the Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
• VTC School of Medicine students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Performance (SAP).
• Exit counseling is required by the school for any federal student loan borrower prior to withdrawal, graduation, or dropping below half-time.
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
File Sharing and Copyright Policies
• Any inventions or copyrighted materials or other intellectual property (collectively "intellectual property") conceived, expressed and/or reduced to practice under the terms of this MOU by the employees of Virginia Tech shall vest in Virginia Tech. Any intellectual property conceived, expressed and/or reduced to practice under the terms of this MOU by the employees of Carilion Clinic shall vest in Carilion. Any intellectual property conceived, expressed and/or reduced to practice under the terms of this MOU by the employees of VTC School of Medicine shall vest in VTC School of Medicine. Any intellectual property conceived, expressed and/or reduced to practice under the terms of this MOU by the employees of Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute shall vest in VTC Research Institute. Any intellectual property made jointly by employees of some combination of Virginia Tech, Carilion or VTC School of Medicine under the terms of this MOU shall become the joint property of Virginia Tech, Carilion or VTC School of Medicine as the case may be. The parties further agree that in the event any intellectual property is created under the terms of this MOU, the party owning the intellectual property shall grant the other and VTC School of Medicine a non-exclusive fully-paid license to use the intellectual property for their respective internal research, teaching, and business purposes. The parties further agree to negotiate in good faith and incorporate into a formal collaboration agreement provisions related to management, marketing and sharing of royalties related to intellectual property developed under this MOU.
Drug and Alcohol Policies, Prevention. and Drug Law Violations
Student and Campus Affairs
Here current and prospective students can find links to materials regarding information about the student body, faculty, and physical facilities of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Please contact the Office of Admissions or the Office of Student Affairs for more information.
VTC School of Medicine does not accept any transfer credit, including transfers from study abroad programs.
Constitution Day and Voter Registration Forms
Constitution Day is held on September 17th of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day is held during the proceeding or following week. The VTC Library hosts Constitution and Citizenship Day, which includes a display in the library including free pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, provides a Constitution Day resource guide, and students are encouraged to complete a Constitution Day quiz. Students also are provided with voter information and facts.
Health and Safety Reports and Policies
Admissions and Student Body Diversity
Match and Graduation Rates
School and Program Accreditation
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has a certificate to operate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and to offer degrees and programs of study leading to a degree in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has received initial accreditation at Level V from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, effective January 1, 2014.
Effective June 19, 2014, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) granted full accreditation for a term of five years to the medical education program leading to the MD degree at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Regional Headquarters: 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097 (Phone: 404-679-4500; Fax: 404-679-4558) The commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and not to the commission’s office.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) LCME Secretariat (AAMC): Association of American Medical Colleges 655 K Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20001-2399 (Phone: 202-828-0596) LCME Secretariat (AMA): Council on Medical Education, American Medical Association, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300, Chicago, Ill., 60611 (Phone: 312-464-4933) The LCME accredits medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree and is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA). The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine was granted full accreditation for the medical education program leading to the MD degree. The group is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Regional Headquarters: 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, Va., 23219 (Phone: 804-225-2600; Fax: 804-225-2604) Students and prospective students may find the information resources of SCHEV useful in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Our profile is available here.
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-1475 Phone: 202-453-6100 Email OCR@ed.gov Contact Office of Civil Rights to report any educational discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, etc., request information on civil rights compliance programs, procedures for filing discrimination complaints, or access to civil rights regulatory and policy documents.