AMC fee assistance program now accepting applications
The AAMC's Fee Assistance Program (FAP)--which helps defray the cost of applying to medical school and taking the entrance exam--is now accepting applications for 2008. The FAP reduces or waives fees associated with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for applicants whose annual family income is 300 percent or less of the federal poverty level. To receive fee assistance this calendar year, qualified applicants must obtain approval from the FAP prior to registering for any MCAT 2008 test dates or entering into the AMCAS 2008 medical school application cycle.
In 2007, more than 6,000 people applied for fee assistance; about 80 percent were approved or tentatively-approved (pending receipt of documentation).
Information: Go to http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/fap/