Accommodations Financial Benefit

New section

Learn more about financial assistance for psychoeducational or medical re-evaluations.

New section

We are pleased to offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 to recipients of the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) whose most recent evaluation does not meet our requirement for a current evaluation.

This benefit is not available for first-time psychoeducational or medical evaluations. All applicants must submit a comprehensive evaluation that is outdated to be considered for assistance. Additionally, the benefit may not be used retroactively for previously completed evaluations.

Please note that an approval for the Accommodations Financial Benefit does not guarantee an approval for accommodations on the MCAT® exam.

More about the award amount

The maximum amount of the Accommodations Financial Benefit is $1,000. If the cost of the re-evaluation exceeds this amount, you will be responsible for the remaining balance.

The Accommodations Financial Benefit is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you believe you are eligible for the benefit, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. 

Please review the eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application to prevent delays due to incomplete applications.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Accommodations Financial Benefit, you must:

  • Be approved for AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program.

  • Submit your application and supporting documentation for the Accommodations Financial Benefit in the MCAT Accommodation Services online application system under Service Requests. 

  • Provide a prior, outdated comprehensive evaluation that addresses your impairment and associated need for accommodations. You may submit this evaluation in one of two ways:

    1. Upload the outdated evaluation directly to your application for the financial benefit, or

    2. Reference an evaluation that you have previously submitted as part of your accommodations application that was deemed incomplete due to the age of the document. 

For more information on what is considered outdated and what is considered comprehensive based on your impairment type, please see our evaluation guidelines on the Application Guidelines and Requirements page of our website. Please note:

  • Approval for AAMC Fee Assistance Program is one prerequisite for program eligibility. However, it does not guarantee eligibility for/approval of the Accommodations Financial Benefit.
  • You must be approved for the Accommodations Financial Benefit (in addition to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program) prior to receiving your evaluation. The benefit may not be used retroactively for previously completed evaluations.
  • The benefit is not intended to support applicants in obtaining a new evaluation in order to request a re-review of a prior determination. 

If you have any questions about the eligibility requirements above, please contact us.

How to submit your application

You can now submit your application for the MCAT Accommodation Services Financial Benefit directly through our online application system.

  • Log in to the MCAT Accommodation Services online application system.
  • Locate “Submit a Service Request.”
  • Click “Submit Application for MCAT Accommodations Services Financial Benefit.”
  • Provide the necessary information as requested.
  • Submit your Service Request.

Lower-cost evaluation options 

MCAT Accommodation Services recognizes that there is a cost associated with obtaining a comprehensive evaluation. If you are seeking a lower-cost evaluation for LD or ADHD, a university-based testing clinic may be able to provide you with this service. Search the lower-cost evaluation options table to find a clinic near you.

New section

Contact MCAT Accommodations Services

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET (excluding holidays) 

MCAT Exam Testing Conditions
Read More
MCAT Exam with Accommodations FAQ
Read More
MCAT Accommodations Financial Benefit
Read more

All documentation submitted in support of your request for accommodations is confidential.

To protect the applicant, MCAT Accommodation Services will not accept inquiries from third parties regarding an applicant or their application request, unless specifically authorized to do so. Applicants can locate and submit the Authorization to Release Health Information Pertaining to MCAT Accommodations in MCAT Accommodations Online under “Submit Service Requests”. MCAT Accommodation Services will not release any part of the documentation unless compelled by legal process, except for the purpose of determining eligibility for MCAT testing accommodations.

In addition to the statements made above, any personal information provided to MCAT Accommodation Services will be handled in accordance with the AAMC Privacy Statement