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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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Required Documentation

We recommend that you upload your documents directly to the Fee Assistance Program application.

Once you have gathered your required documents, upload them to your application as PDF files, text files, or images. You may submit saved files, scanned documents, or even photos of documents taken with a smartphone or digital camera as long as they are legible. Once you have selected the document you would like to upload, click the Submit Documents button to release your documents to the AAMC. You may return to add other documents as they become available to you. 

If you are unable to provide your document digitally, they may also be mailed or faxed.  If you mail or fax documents, allow 5 business days for your documents to be marked as received after they are scheduled to arrive at AAMC:

AAMC
Attn: Fee Assistance Program
655 K St. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
Fax:  202-828-1120

***Please note that we will not accept documents via email for any reason***

We do not currently have a method or way for your parents to log into our system to submit their IRS 1040 Federal Tax form in support of your Fee Assistance Program application directly. However, there is a way that they can still submit and provide that information so that your application can be reviewed and processed.

Those documents can be forwarded to the Fee Assistance team directly by mail or by fax.  Please ensure that these documents contain your name and your AAMC ID to ensure that any documents received in our office are correctly associated and matched to your application.

Mailing address and Fee Assistance Program fax number:

AAMC
Attn: Fee Assistance Program
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001-2399
U.S.A.
Fax: 202-828-1120

***Please note that we will not accept documents via email for any reason***

If a W2/1099 Form is required, we will need the document to process your application.  We cannot accept paystubs, letters from employers, or tax documentation from previous or current tax years, to satisfy this document requirement.

Prior to the federal tax deadline, those Fee Assistance Program applicants that indicated they have “Not Yet” filed their taxes will be able to provide a W2/1099 in lieu of their IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form.In most cases this will satisfy the document requirement, but a 1040 may still be requested after documents are verified by Fee Assistance Program staff.

After the federal tax deadline, those Fee Assistance Program applicants that indicated they have “Not Yet” filed their taxes will be required to provide their IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form. At this point, no other documentation will be accepted in lieu of the IRS 1040 Federal Tax Form.

If a 1040 Federal Tax Form is listed as a required document in your application, it must be received in order to verify the income you entered. We do not make exceptions to this requirement based on tax extensions granted by the IRS. Please supply the tax documentation once filed with the IRS.

No, we will require documents from the previous tax year. Documents from any other tax year will not be accepted. Providing incorrect documentation may create delays in processing your application.

No, a paystub cannot be provided instead a W2 or 1099 Form. Providing incorrect documentation may create delays in processing your application.

Other documentation will be required for one of two reasons:

The Fee Assistance Program staff required the document type to finish verifying your application.  Fee Assistance Program staff may have required this document to complete the verification process. This is often required when, due to information entered in the application or supporting documents received, we are unable to determine the source of income.

You entered income or financial support received from other sources not listed in the financial information page. If you entered income for yourself, or your parent(s), under the field labeled “Enter the Total Amount of Income or Financial Support Received From Other Sources Not Listed Above”, other documentation will be listed as a required document in your application.

Yes, Fee Assistance Program applicants are required to provide the total income for each household entered in the application. This includes parents and their spouses.

In most cases, we are able to accept a W2/1099 Form in lieu of a 1040 if received before the tax filing deadline. However, the 1040 Federal Tax Form may still be required for those households that have filed, or have ‘Not Yet’ filed, their tax documents. The most common reason is that we need the document to verify the family size for the parent or applicant.

No, we will require your Financial Aid Award Letter, including a breakdown of the cost of attendance, in order to process your application. A financial aid award letter will typically detail the award year, the amount of award offered, the source of the award, and the amount accepted. We will not accept semester bills (even if they show that financial aid was applied), account summaries, loan statements, a 1098-T, or financial statements, in lieu of your financial aid award letter.

Please provide documentation from your financial aid office that shows you did not receive financial aid during the requested award year. This information can sometimes be obtained online.

In the case this information cannot be located online:

You should provide a letter from your financial aid office which verifies you did not receive financial aid for the specified academic year. The letter should be on a letterhead, signed by a school official from the financial aid office at your institution, and must have the contact number of the financial aid office so we can validate the letter. You should submit this document in lieu of your Financial Aid Award letter. 

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