Fee Assistance Program benefits are subject to change. As of January 2, 2014, applicants who are approved for fee assistance in the current calendar year will receive the following:
- Reduced Registration Fee for 2014-January 2015 exam dates
- Reduced Reschedule Fee for 2014-2015 January 2015 exam dates
After you register for the MCAT using your FAP award, you'll also receive support for MCAT preparation:
- a free copy of the book The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam ($30 value)
an authorization code for access to The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package ($104 value)
Regardless of how many FAP awards you receive, you will only receive MCAT preparation benefits one time. After you register for the MCAT exam using your FAP benefits for the first time, the authorization code will automatically be sent to you by e-mail, followed by shipment of the book 2-3 weeks later.*
- Complimentary access to MSAR Online for one year from the date of activation ($22 value)
- Waiver for all AMCAS fees for up to 15 medical schools ($650 value)
Once you have received FAP approval, your AMCAS application will automatically register your award and you will bypass the payment page when submitting your application. Additional fees will be charged for each medical school designation beyond the initial set of 15. You may receive a FAP award up to five times.
How long can I use these benefits?
The Fee Assistance Program is based on the calendar year. The year in which you receive an award is the year for which it is valid. For instance, if you receive an award in June, it will be valid until December 31 of that same calendar year. You should only apply once per calendar year; each award includes all MCAT, MSAR, and AMCAS benefits. A Fee Assistance Program award and the associated benefits are never retroactive.
*If you previously received The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam as a FAP award recipient, you will not receive this benefit again; however, you will be granted an authorization code for access to The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package.
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