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Fee Assistance Program (FAP) eligibility decisions are tied directly to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines. For the 2014 calendar year, applicants whose 2013 total family income is 300 percent or less of the 2013 poverty level for their family size will be approved for fee assistance.

Other Eligibility Requirements

In addition, you are eligible for FAP only if you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States ("Green Card" holder), or have been granted refugee/asylum status by the U.S. government. Individuals who have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the U.S. government are not eligible for FAP.

You may receive fee assistance for the MCAT® exam and/or the AMCAS® application through FAP for a maximum of five (5) calendar years during your lifetime, so that other examinees/applicants may also benefit from this program.

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.

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