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  • Press Release

    AAMC Fee Assistance Program Expanding with 60% ERAS Application Discount

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    Stuart Heiser, Senior Media Relations Specialist

    AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, shared the following message with AAMC member medical schools, teaching hospitals, learners, and other members of the academic medicine and transition to residency community:

    “I am pleased to announce a significant development in our work to reduce financial barriers for aspiring physicians. In 2024, the AAMC will extend our Fee Assistance Program to residency applicants using the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). This expansion will offer financial relief to medical students and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our learners from premed through residency and beyond. 

    Currently, the AAMC Fee Assistance Program is the largest program of its kind in the health professions sector. In 2022 alone, we awarded $23 million in benefits, bringing the total benefits awarded over the past six years to a remarkable $110 million. The program provides benefits that include complimentary access to the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR®) website, waived AAMC PREview® professional readiness exam registration fees, reduced fees for MCAT® exam registration, waived MCAT Official Prep product fees, assistance in paying for an updated psychoeducational or medical evaluation (if required to support an MCAT accommodation application), and waived AMCAS® application fees for up to 20 schools.  

    In developing the expansion of this critical program, we have worked closely with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and actively sought input from medical students, residents, medical school leaders, student affairs deans, advisors, and the AAMC Board of Directors. Starting in 2024 with the 2024-2025 ERAS application season, the program will expand to include residency applicants who were previously approved for Fee Assistance Program benefits during their medical school application process. These qualifying applicants will automatically receive a 60 percent fee discount on up to 50 ERAS applications, significantly alleviating the financial burden associated with the application process.  

    We look forward to sharing more information in the coming months and following the conclusion of this residency cycle."


    The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving the health of people everywhere through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 158 U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 academic health systems and teaching hospitals, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools, academic health systems and teaching hospitals, and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 193,000 full-time faculty members, 96,000 medical students, 153,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Following a 2022 merger, the Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Alliance of Academic Health Centers International broadened participation in the AAMC by U.S. and international academic health centers.