Fee Assistance Program Parent Financial Information

Outline of the required parental income information from in order to complete the Fee Assistance Program application.
If you are entering financial information for two parent households you will see tabs at the top of this section for each household entry. Enter income and other dollar amounts in whole dollars. Round to the nearest dollar if necessary.

Family Size

Instructions are provided on screen to help you determine your parent(s)' family size based on their marital status. for example, if your parents' marital status is "Divorced, Neither Remarried" and your father's name is Rodger Smith, the instructions would say "To calculate the family size of Rodger Smith, add "1" for Rodger Smith, and "1" for each dependent listed on Rodger Smith's IRS 1040 Federal tax return for last year.

The IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form is the standard form used by individuals in the U.S. to file their taxes. There are various versions of this form (e.g. 1040EZ, 1040A, etc.). Throughout the Fee Assistance Program application, all versions of the form will be referred to as the 1040 Federal Tax Form.

Taxable Income

If your parent(s) have filed their taxes already, click Yes and then enter their Adjusted Gross Income as it appears on their tax return.

Please note, if your parents are married or separated and did not, or will not, file a joint tax return, you are required to enter the sum of both your parents’ individual incomes in the fields where income is required.

If your parent(s) are not required to file a tax return select Will Not be Filing. Not all individuals are required to file a tax return. The AAMC cannot help your parent(s) determine whether or not they must file a tax return. Search www.irs.gov for “Do I Need to File a Tax Return” for guidance.

If your parent(s) intend to file a tax return but have not yet done so, select Not Yet. Prior to the April federal tax filing deadline (which is typically April 15), the AAMC will accept W-2 and 1099 income data and forms in place of an IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form. After the federal tax filing deadline has passed you will be unable to select Not Yet. If your parent(s) are required to file a tax return, you are required to submit their IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form to the Fee Assistance Program before your application can be processed.

W-2 and 1099 Forms

If you have selected Not Yet or Will Not be Filing for your parent(s)’ tax filing status, input the total income they received from work based on their W-2 or 1099 Forms. 

Employers typically provide either a W-2 or 1099 Form to full or part time employees and/or contractors around February 1 of each year, These forms summarize all the wages, tips, etc. your parent(s) earned. If you are unsure if your parent(s) have, or will receive, such a form, please ask them to contact their employer.

Submitting false information or omitting required or material information could result in an investigation, which may impact eligibility for Fee Assistance. Please be sure to document all earned income.

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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