Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Financial Aid Information

AAMC Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) assists MCAT® examinees and AMCAS® applicants who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT exam or apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS application. In addition, most AMCAS-participating medical schools waive their supplemental application fees for applicants who have been granted fee assistance by the AAMC.  FAP approval is not retroactive. If you paid an MCAT or AMCAS fee before receiving your FAP award, you will not receive a refund.

Other Resources:

  • FIRST for Medical Education, including a Financial Aid Survival Kit for Applicants
  • Aspiring Docs – Paying for Med School

US Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

When you’re pursuing an advanced health care degree, the last thing on your mind should be how you’re going to pay for it. The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Qualifying students receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.

AACOM Application Fee Waiver

The AACOMAS application fee waiver is for the AACOMAS fee only. If you receive an AACOMAS fee waiver, your name is forwarded to the osteopathic medical colleges in the event they grant a waiver of their supplemental application fee. Applicants who apply for a fee waiver and qualify financially but are too late to receive an AACOMAS waiver will also have their names forwarded to osteopathic medical colleges requesting such information. Meeting AACOMAS’ eligibility criterion for a fee waiver, however, does not guarantee a waiver will be granted for the supplemental fee.

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ADEA Fee Assistance Program

The ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) was created for dental school applicants who demonstrate an extreme need for financial assistance. Eligibility for FAP is determined by reviewing the financial resources of the applicant, spouse, and parent/guardian of the applicant.  All FAP applicants are required to meet minimum qualifications before applying. This program is not affiliated with any government, college or university, scholarship, grant or fellowship programs. This is an independent program offered by ADEA.

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National Health Service Corps

Students can receive an NHSC Scholarship for serving communities with limited access to care.  The NHSC Scholarship Program (SP) awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, students commit to serving for two to four years, upon graduation and completion of training.  Allopathic and osteopathic medical students in their fourth year at an accredited medical school are eligible to apply to the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program.

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