Fee Assistance Program Other Applicant Income Information

Outline of the other income information that may be required of applicants for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program application.
Other Income that may be required from applicants for the Fee Assistance Program includes:

Financial Aid

The Fee Assistance Program does not consider financial aid awarded and used for tuition, books, or fees to be part of your income. Any portion of financial aid awarded for living expenses is considered income.

Use the Financial Aid Calculator to identify the amount of aid that you were awarded for living expenses. You will need to reference your school’s Cost of Attendance sheet or similar documentation, which details the cost of tuition for the academic year, and how much students typically pay for books and fees. This information is typically found on the Financial Aid or Admissions sections of your school’s website.

If you received any financial aid, you will be required to submit a copy of your Award Letter and the Cost of Attendance sheet.

If your financial aid award is less than the sum of your tuition, book expenses, and fees, the application will automatically enter for the amount of your financial aid that will be considered income.

Housing and Food Assistance

Some students live with relatives or are provided housing by a relative or friend. If this living situation applies to you, select Yes.

Quantify the value of your housing and food assistance by using the Housing/Food Assistance Calculator.

Estimate what you would have paid monthly for rent based on market rates for similar housing in your area. Use the same method to estimate the amount of food assistance you received. You do not need to be exact.

If your housing assistance was provided as part of your financial aid award, or through a federal, state or local welfare program, select No. You will provide that information elsewhere in the application.

If you received housing and/or food assistance from a relative, friend, or other entity you must submit a signed Housing and Food Assistance letter that documents the assistance you received. Use this letter template.

Income Earned while Residing in a Country outside the United States

If you lived and worked outside of the U.S. last year and received income not reflected on your W-2 or 1099 forms, enter the amount of money you earned. Your entry must be converted to U.S. Dollars.

If you received income while residing in a country outside the United States you must submit a signed Foreign Income letter that documents the income you earned. Use this letter template.

For each of the following sections, if you did not receive any benefits or payments from these sources, enter for that source.

Financial Gifts

This section is used to report gifts of cash or material goods in excess of $200 combined value, which you received last year. For example, if a relative gives you $100 per month for general living expenses, enter $1,200 in this section. Similarly, record one-time gifts of cash or material goods (i.e. car, computer) using your best estimate of the value of that gift. You need not report these gifts if their combined total is less than $200.

If you received cash or other material gifts totaling more than $200 last year you must submit a signed Financial Gifts letter that documents the amount you received. Use this letter template.

Child Support

Enter the sum of all child support payments you received. Do not include information about child support payments you made.

If you received child support payments you must submit a signed, formal document that details the amount you received last year.

Alimony or Spousal Support

Enter the sum of alimony or spousal support payments you received. Do not include information about payments of spousal support you made.

If you received spousal support payments, you must submit a signed, formal document that details the amount you received last year.

Income or Financial Support received from other sources

Include the total amount of income or other financial support that you received last year that did not fall into one of the other categories. One example might be Veterans Administration benefits or an inheritance.

If you received income or financial support from other sources, you must submit a signed, formal document that details the amount you received in the previous year.

The 2018 Fee Assistance Program application is now open.
As of October 16, the Fee Assistance Program is processing applications that were in "Submitted and Pending Verification" status on October 15

The Fee Assistance Program Application Tutorial

This tutorial provides important information about the Fee Assistance Program and key steps to complete the application, including necessary financial documents you will need to apply.

2018 Fee Assistance Program Essentials

This Fee Assistance Program guide is the first step in applying. This is required reading before completing your AAMC Fee Assistance Program application and necessary for a smooth application process.

Financial Aid Resources

The AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) program provides free resources to help you make wise financial decisions. 

Contact the Fee Assistance Program

Attn: Fee Assistance Program
655 K Street N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001

Fax: 202-828-1120

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Canadian Fee Assistance Program:
Questions? Visit AFMC’s website at - https://afmc.ca/medical-education/mcat-fee-assistance-program-canadians

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