Application Procedures

  1. Apply for admission to Creighton’s School of Dentistry. No financial aid commitment can be made until a student is accepted for admission.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It should be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after October 1. All parental information must be completed for consideration for the Health Professions Student Loan Program.
  3. New students are notified of the aid awarded by an award email which contains instructions for acceptance of aid. Returning students will receive an email notification when their aid package is available in NEST.

It is recommended that application for financial aid be made between October 1 and March 1 preceding the fall semester in which one plans to enroll. Early application is desirable in order to insure the availability of funds. However, no student will be considered for or granted financial aid until that student is accepted by the University for admission and/or is in good standing with the University.

Disbursement and Use of Awards

All financial aid advanced by Creighton University must be used to pay tuition, fees, and University board and room charges before any other direct or indirect educational costs. The specific amount awarded will be governed by the eligibility of the student and by the funds available at the time of application. One half of the total annual award will be available at registration each semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Education Amendments of 1980 require Creighton University as an institution of higher learning to define and monitor standards of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving Federal financial aid. These standards are established for students who are receiving Federal Title IV financial aid. These programs for dental students are the Federal Grad PLUS Loan, the Federal Stafford Student Loan, and the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL).

Dental students are eligible for aid up to 435 credits in the School of Dentistry or a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, whichever comes first. Dental students must pass 85 percent of the cumulative yearly hours attempted and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for federal financial aid.