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The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Financial Aid exists to help our medical students meet the cost of their medical education. The office provides assistance with financial planning, identification of financial resources, estimation of costs, and development of strategies to meet those costs. All Financial Aid staff members are available via the contact methods listed below to answer your questions about financial aid and financial planning. Please be sure to check our FAQ page, as we may have already answered some of your questions there. We look forward to working with you!

Sheila Graham-McDonald, Financial Aid Officer

Office: 1001 Bondurant Hall
Phone: 919-962-6117

Mrs. McDonald manages the financial aid process and makes final recommendations for financial aid awards. She is also responsible for verifying that students have satisfied stafford loan entrance and exit counseling.

Debbie Williams, Financial Aid Counselor

Office: 1001 Bondurant Hall
Phone: 919-962-6114

Ms. Williams oversees Whitehead reimbursements and manages scholarship accounts.

Denitra Price, Financial Aid Counselor and Receptionist

Office: 1001 Bondurant Hall
Phone: 919-962-6118

Mrs. Price is a general financial aid counselor as well as the financial aid receptionist.



Created to obtain actionable student feedback on the effectiveness of the UNC SOM financial aid process and resources in addressing students’ financial needs.

Matthew Patetta Senior VP of Financial Affairs
Wilson Fisher VP of Financial Affairs/Foundation Phase
Kenza El-Marzouki MS4, FARB Member
Ashley Parker MS3, FARB Member
Brandon King MS2, FARB Member
Jennifer Ling MS2, FARB Member
Obinna Ejimofor MS1, FARB Member
Yara Abumohsen MS1, FARB Member