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.

The AAMC and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees who register for the MCAT exam during the 2019 testing year. Canadian examinees who qualify in AFMC’s first application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2019. Examinees who qualify in AFMC’s second application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam through the program beginning of April 1, 2019.

Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2019 and 2020 testing years. New this year, they will also receive a physical copy of the AAMC Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition and Official MCAT® Flashcards.


Fee Assistance Program MCAT Scheduling Fees

All deadlines are at 7:59 a.m. local test center time on the day of the deadline.

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** $50 Fee Assistance Reschedule** $70 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 2019 Canadian Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for exact deadlines for each zone.
**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 prior to 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 a MCAT-FAP-PAF@afmc.ca.

Contact AFMC

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

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