2022 Fee Assistance Program Updates

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In 2022, we will roll-out exciting changes to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program to help more aspiring physicians with the many costs associated with applying to medical school. We have expanded our eligibility criteria to make the AAMC Fee Assistance Program available to more future physicians.

Effective calendar year 2022, the AAMC has modified two of its eligibility requirements for the Fee Assistance Program:

•    Removed the U.S. citizenship and certain visa status eligibility requirements, and will instead require a U.S. address.

•    Removed the requirement for parental financial information for applicants age 26 and over on the day the application is submitted.

Please see the FAQs below for more information.

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Address Guidelines

The following are the documentation and forms of ID that will be accepted as proof of a permanent U.S. address:

  • Utility bill (water, gas, electric, oil, or cable).
  • Telephone bill (landline, cell phone, and wireless are acceptable).
  • Fully signed, unexpired lease or rental agreement with the applicant listed as the lessee, permitted resident, or renter (may be a photocopy).
  • Bank, credit card, or investment account statement.
  • Student loan statement.
  • Letter on official letterhead issued by any U.S. university or college registrar's office.
  • Official mail received from any government agency.
  • Government check or employer paycheck.
  • Driver’s license or government ID (entire ID with no evidence of tampering, such as clipped corners or holes).

Learn more about the documentation and forms of ID that will be accepted as proof of a permanent U.S. address.

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