What You Need to Apply
Required Supporting Documentation
If your submitted Fee Assistance Program application meets the eligibility requirements, you'll receive an email asking you to submit financial documentation to verify your and your parents' incomes. Within your submitted application, you will find your Consent and Certification Form(s), which will also list the documents you must submit. Other documentation may be required based on the financial information you provide.
All tax filers must provide a copy of their IRS Federal Income Tax Forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, etc.) for the previous calendar year. Non-tax filers are required to provide copies of W-2 or 1099 forms for the previous calendar year. If you received financial aid or scholarships, you must provide a copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter and a Cost of Attendance information.
Upload any required documentation to your application. Sign in to your Fee Assistance Program application and view the Next Steps section for uploading instructions. If you are unable to upload the documents they may be mailed. Be sure to mail all required documents for each household.
All required supporting documentation must be accompanied by a signed Consent and Certification Form. Once your application is "Submitted and On Hold", sign in to your application and click on the Next Steps section to access this document.
Once all of your documents are received, allow up to seven (7) business days for the AAMC to grant a final decision.
Click on the following sections to learn more about the types of supporting documentation you may need to provide:
This documentation may vary, but must be official and state the amount of income received in the form of Alimony or Spousal Support. This document is not required for applicants or parents who have filed their Federal Tax Returns.
This documentation may vary, but must be official and state the amount of financial assistance received in the form of child support.
A version of this form will be generated for each household identified in your application. Print the form after you submit your application. Upload each signed Consent and Certification Statement to the corresponding household section of your application.
Signatures are required for all living parents and parent’s spouse (if applicable). Typed signatures are not accepted. Remember, even if you live with your parent(s), you are considered your own household. To meet the supporting documentation requirements, you must submit all Consent and Certification Forms, each with the required signature(s) for that form. Your application is considered incomplete and will not be processed without them.
If an error is discovered in your Fee Assistance Program application by you or our staff, you may be required to complete an to document the error and provide revised information. The Error Explanation Letter may only be considered when your application is actively being reviewed by the AAMC.
Please note that submitting an Error Explanation Letter may not change the information you entered and submitted in your application, nor will it prevent the AAMC from initiating or continuing Investigation Procedures over an application that was submitted with incomplete, incorrect, or inaccurate information.
You must sign this letter, typed signatures are not accepted.
Your Financial Aid Award Letter must include your school's name, the full amount of financial aid you received, and the breakdown of the cost of attendance as provided by your school (if the cost of attendance is not included on your Financial Aid Award letter, it can usually be located and printed from your school's website). Financial Aid award letters must be for the academic year specified on the Consent and Certification Form.
Documents that will not be accepted include (but are not limited to) Form 1098-T Tuition Statement, semester bills, loan statements, and FAFSA documentation.
The Fee Assistance Program only considers the portion of your financial aid awarded for living expenses (room and board, transportation, etc.) as income. Aid awarded for educational expenses (tuition, fees, and books) are excluded from your total income calculation.
This letter is required if you, your spouse (if applicable), or your parent(s) received a cash or other monetary gift of $200 or more. Use this. This letter must be signed, typed signatures are not accepted.
This letter is required if you, your spouse (if applicable), or your parents earned income while residing in a foreign country.. This letter must be signed, typed signatures are not accepted.
This type of letter should not be confused with housing and food assistance received through welfare or financial aid. This letter is required if you were provided housing or food (for example, you lived at home with a parent).. The same requirement applies if your parents received housing assistance or if you received housing assistance from a non-family member.
This letter must be signed, typed signatures are not accepted.
The "fair market rate" can generally be determined by assigning a percentage of the total rent or mortgage that you or your parents would have contributed, plus a fair value for food.
Any variety of the IRS 1040 tax return form (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) that you filed with the IRS. The document must display the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and any dependents claimed. The AAMC does not need any of the Schedules or Forms associated with the tax return, only the IRS 1040 Federal Tax form is required. Do not provide this document if it has not been filed with the IRS.
You must provide documentation about any income you or your parents' received from sources other than those detailed in the financial documents you have already submitted in support of your application. Please list the source and the amount of income received.
If no formal document is available from the source, then please submit a signed letter with the required details.
No template is provided for this type of documentation.
W-2 Wage and Tax Statement form and/or any 1099 form. This is provided by your employer and is typically available on or before January 31 of each year. The AAMC will not accept a paystub in place of this document.
The Fee Assistance Program Application Tutorial
Contact the Fee Assistance Program
Attn: Fee Assistance Program
655 K Street N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
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Questions? Visit AFMC’s website at - https://afmc.ca/medical-education/mcat-fee-assistance-program-canadians
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