Fee Assistance Program for Canadian Examinees

In our continuing efforts to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the AAMC is providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) without financial assistance.

To do this, the AAMC and the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada (AFMC) are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees who register for the MCAT exam during the 2018 testing year. Canadian examinees will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2018.

Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2018 and 2019 testing years.


Fee Assistance Program MCAT Scheduling Fees
Gold Zone Deadline:
29 days prior to exam date*
Silver Zone Deadline:
15 days prior to exam date*
Bronze Zone Deadline:
8 days prior to exam date*
Fee Assistance Registration $125 Fee Assistance Registration $125 Fee Assistance Registration $180
Fee Assistance Reschedule** $45 Fee Assistance Reschedule** $65 No Fee Assistance Reschedule Refund N/A
Fee Assistance Cancellation Refund $60 No Fee Assistance Cancellation Refund N/A No Fee Assistance Cancellation Refund N/A


*See 2018 Canadian Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for exact deadlines for each zone. All deadlines are at 7:59 a.m. local test center time on the day of the deadline.
**These fees are in addition to the initial scheduling fee and are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

Students interested in the Canadian fee assistance program can learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process and deadlines by visiting AFMC’s website at www.afmc.ca/en/mcat-fee-assistance-program (English website). AFMC will review applications, determine eligibility for financial assistance, and notify awardees. Please note that benefits are not retroactive and you must be approved before scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling your MCAT exam.

Please note that the AAMC and AFMC reserve the right to discontinue the program after the pilot year.

Questions regarding the application, evaluation, or qualification process? Please contact AFMC at service@afmcstudentportal.ca.


Contact AFMC

For information or questions regarding the application, evaluation, and/or qualification process.

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