Fee Assistance Program Parent Information

Outline of the parent information that is required for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program application.
Providing false information about your parents may lead to an investigation, which might impact your eligibility for the Fee Assistance Program now and in the future.

Dependent/Independent Status Disclosure

The AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program is privately funded and has established certain eligibility guidelines, which may differ from federally funded aid programs. These eligibility guidelines take in to account the federal poverty guideline, as specified by family size, and are verified by tax documentation from the previous year.

Unlike some federally funded programs, the Fee Assistance Program does not draw distinction based on your dependent or independent status, and therefore, parent financial information and supporting tax documentation are required portions of the application process for all applicants. Parental information is viewed independently from applicant data, but must also fall within eligibility guidelines.

This requirement cannot be waived on the basis of your marital status, age, or tax filing status. You will not be able to submit your application without inputting parental information.

Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, aunts, uncles, or other relatives are not considered parents.

Do You Have Any Living Parents?

If you have one or more living parents, click Yes. If one of your parents is deceased, you will indicate that when you select a marital status for your parents.

If you are unsure how to answer this question or do not know if either of your parents are living, please contact us at fap@aamc.org or 202-828-0600.

Marital Status

Select the appropriate marital status for your parents as of December 31 of last year. If you are unsure what their marital status is, ask them. Please contact us at fap@aamc.org or 202-828-0600 if you do not see a marital status that matches your parents’.

If your parents are Married, or Not Married and Both Parents Living Together, enter both parents’ name and State of Legal Residence. When you get to the Parent Financial section, you will report income for one parent household.

If your parents are Divorced, One or Both Remarried; Divorced Neither Remarried; Not Married and Living Separately; or Separated enter both parents’ name and State of Legal Residence. When you get to the Parent Financial section, you will report income for two parent households.

If your parents are Widowed or Single, enter your parent’s name and State of Legal Residence. When you get to the Parent Financial section, you will report income for one parent household.

  • Select Widowed if one of your parents is deceased, even if they were never legally married.
  • Select Single if you have only known one parent for your entire life.
The 2018 Fee Assistance Program application is now open.
As of October 19, the Fee Assistance Program is processing applications that were in "Submitted and Pending Verification" status on October 18.

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

AAMC
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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