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MCAT Fee Assistance Program

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MCAT Fee Assistance Program

What is the MCAT?

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States and Canada.

What is the MCAT Fee Assistance Program?

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) offer a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees, in financial need, who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) for the 2020 and 2021 testing years.

What is the purpose of the MCAT?

It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioural, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. For further information about the MCAT®, please visit the AAMC.

Why it matters?

The AAMC and the AFMC are committed to providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the MCAT® without financial assistance. This will contribute to a diversity of students enrolled in Canadian medical schools.

MCAT Fee Assistance Program

Step 1

Find out which Canadian Faculties of Medicine require the test as part of their admission requirements at Admission Requirements of Canadian Faculties of Medicine or by checking the schools’ websites.


Step 2

All applicants should read the MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians Application Guide which offers all the information required including program eligibility, award benefits and post submission processes.

MCAT Fee Assistance Program for Canadians Application Guide

Step 3

Check your eligibility by responding to the online questionnaire here. If you meet the assessment criteria outlined in the eligibility check, you will then have access to register and apply to the fee assistance program.

Check your eligibility


Step 4

Review the application and processing timelines. The application period is now open. All applicants must submit required financial documentation to verify personal income, that of a spouse (if applicable) and parent’s incomes.

Note: All applicants should read the MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians Application Guide (Step 2) prior to applying.

Submit your application


Step 5

The AFMC evaluates applications for fee assistance. Successful applicants will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling and cancellation rates for 2021 testing year. Awardees will also receive the MCAT® Official Prep Online-Only Bundle.


Questions regarding the program?