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Fee Assistance Program for Canadian Examinees

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The AAMC and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada offer a Fee Assistance Program for Canadian examinees in financial need to help them prepare for and register for the MCAT exam for the 2020 and 2021 testing years.

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In our continuing efforts to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the AAMC is providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) without financial assistance. 

The AAMC and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees who register for the MCAT exam during the 2021 testing year. Canadian examinees who qualify in AFMC’s first application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program and receive the MCAT® Official Prep Online-Only Bundle beginning on February 3, 2021. Examinees who qualify in AFMC’s second application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam through the program and receive the MCAT® Official Prep Online-Only Bundle beginning of April 1, 2021.

Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2021 and 2022 testing years. Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will have access to the MCAT® Official Prep Online-Only Bundle through December 31, 2022.

Fee Assistance Program MCAT Scheduling Fees

All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. local test center time on the day of the deadline.

 

Gold Zone Deadline

(29 days prior to exam date*)

Silver Zone Deadline

(15 days prior to exam date*)

Bronze Zone Deadline

(8 days prior to exam date*)

Fee Assistance Registration $130 $130 $185
Fee Assistance Reschedule** $50 $70 N/A
Fee Assistance Cancellation Refund $65 N/A N/A

*See 2021 Canadian Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for exact deadlines for each zone.
**These fees are in addition to the initial scheduling fee and re non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

Contact AFMC

Students interested in the Canadian fee assistance program can learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process and deadlines by visiting AFMC’s website. AFMC will review applications, determine eligibility for financial assistance, and notify awardees. Please note that benefits are not retroactive and you must be approved prior to scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling your MCAT exam. Please note that the AAMC and AFMC reserve the right to discontinue the program after the pilot year.

Questions regarding the application, evaluation, or qualification process? Please contact AFMC at service@afmcstudentportal.ca

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