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Fee Assistance Program FAQs

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) regarding the AAMC Fee Assistance Program application process.

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Parent Information

The AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program is privately funded and has established certain eligibility guidelines which may differ from federally funded aid programs. 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, tax filing status (independent or dependent), parent(s) country of residence, or your parent(s) unwillingness to provide documentation. 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.

Parent financial information and supporting tax documentation are required portions of the application process for all applicants. This requirement cannot be waived on a parent(s) unwillingness to provide financial information or documentation.

Yes, unlike some federally funded programs (such as FAFSA), 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.

This requirement cannot be waived on the basis of your marital status, age, tax filing status (independent or dependent), parent(s) country of residence, or your parent(s) unwillingness to provide documentation. You will not be able to submit your application without inputting parental information.

Yes, unlike some federally funded programs (such as FAFSA), 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.

This requirement cannot be waived on the basis of your marital status, age, tax filing status (independent or dependent), parent(s) country of residence, or your parent(s) unwillingness to provide documentation. You will not be able to submit your application without inputting parental information.

Yes, your parent(s) financial information will still be required to complete the application. There will be a section in the Financial Information section of your application that will allow you to enter the income your parents received while residing in another country.

No, if you are able to provide official documentation that proves you are legally emancipated from your parent(s), we will accept it in lieu of your parent(s) information. Please contact the Fee Assistance Program team at (202) 828-0600 or via email at fap@aamc.org to explain your situation. 

Yes, this requirement cannot be waived on the basis of your marital status, age, tax filing status (independent or dependent), parent(s) country of residence, or your parent(s) unwillingness to provide documentation. You will not be able to submit your application without inputting parental information.

We require that you enter your parents’ marital status as of December 31st of the previous year.  Do not record your parents’ current marital status if it has changed since that date.

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