What Are the Benefits of the Fee Assistance Program?

The Fee Assistance Program benefits are subject to change. If you are approved for fee assistance during the 2018 calendar year, you will receive the following:

MCAT Benefits

Medical School Admission Requirements Benefits

AMCAS Benefits

  • Waiver for all AMCAS fees for one (1) application submission with up to 16 medical school designations ($730 value), submitted by December 31, 2018.

 Additional fees will be charged for each medical school designation beyond the initial set of 16.

How long can I use these benefits?

You will be able to use your Fee Assistance Program award benefits for up to two calendar years. Benefits will expire on December 31, the year after they are awarded regardless of when in the year you apply for, and receive, the award. For example:

If your application is approved: Your benefits expire:
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 December 31, 2018
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 December 31, 2019
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020 December 31, 2021

You may only apply once per calendar year. Each award includes MCAT, Medical School Admission Requirements website, and AMCAS benefits. If you apply and receive fee assistance during two consecutive calendar years, unused benefits from your first award will expire as soon as your new award is approved.

Fee Assistance Program benefits are not retroactive.  You should not submit MCAT registration materials or an AMCAS application until your fee assistance request has completed processing and has either been approved or denied.  If you do submit an MCAT registration, AMCAS application, or other such materials with the full service fees, you will not be issued a refund of those fees if your Fee Assistance Program application is later approved.  The AAMC is not responsible for any MCAT registration deadlines or AMCAS application deadline you miss while waiting for the review of your Fee Assistance Program application.

Canadian MCAT examinees interested in the Canadian Fee Assistance Program - Learn more about eligibility criteria and application process and deadlines by visiting AFMC’s website  (English website).

Program Status
The 2018 Fee Assistance Program application is now open.

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 - www.afmc.ca/en/mcat-fee-assistance-program

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET, Closed Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. ET