2014 Fee Assistance Program (FAP)
Frequently Asked Questions
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- What is the Fee Assistance Program (FAP)?
- Am I eligible for the Fee Assistance Program?
- When can I start to apply to FAP?
- What are some examples of Non-Taxable Income?
- How do I submit documentation if my parents only receive Social
Security benefits and did not file taxes for the 2012 tax
- How do I record unemployment benefits for my parents and/or me
on my application?
- How many times am I eligible to receive fee assistance?
How many times can I apply to FAP?
- When should I eSubmit my FAP application and FAP
- What if I am unable to provide the "Required
- What if I am unable to provide "Additional Supporting
- Will applying for FAP delay the processing of my ADEA AADSAS
- Once I have been approved for Fee Assistance, what happens
- How much should I expect to receive in fee assistance?
- If I have any additional questions during the process, who do I
Q. What is the Fee Assistance Program (FAP)?
A. FAP is a financial resource for dental
school applicants who demonstrate an extreme need for financial
assistance.It provides a waiver for the first dental school designation on the
ADEA AADSAS application.
Q. Am I eligible for the Fee Assistance
An eligible applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident (born before January 1, 1988) Spouse, Parent and Guardian
must be U.S citizens/permanent residents for all applicants (born after January 1, 1988)
- Complete and eSubmit the Fee Assistance Program Application
prior to eSubmitting the ADEA AADSAS application
- Demonstrate extreme financial hardship, as established by ADEA
AADSAS. (Applicants will need to provide supporting documents to
FAP For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org )
Q. When do I apply to FAP?
A. The Fee Assistance Program
(FAP) begins at the launch of the ADEA AADSAS Application
Cycle on June 3, 2013, and ends on January 10, 2014. Applicants must
submit their FAP request before eSubmitting the ADEA
AADSAS application. The FAP program ends January 10, 2014 or when
all funds are depleted.
Q. How do I submit a FAP application?
A. Go to the ADEA AADSAS page and select Fee Assistance Program
from the left grid.
Q.What is the deadline to apply to FAP?
A. The deadline to apply to the Fee Assistance Program
(FAP) is January 10, 2014 @ 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Q.What are some examples of non-taxable
A. Some examples of non-taxable income are:
- Aid to Families with Dependent Children
- Cash support or money paid on your behalf
- Estimated value of goods or services (such as free room and
board provided by a relative or through financial aid)
- Housing, food, and other living allowances, such as those
provided to military or clergy (including cash payments and cash
value of goods and services)
- Medical expenses paid by third parties
- Social Security benefits (untaxed portions)
- Unemployment compensation
- Veteran's benefits
- Welfare benefits (federal, state or local)
- Workers' compensation
- Any other income or benefits not entered or included
Q.How do I submit documentation if my parents only
receive Social Security benefits and did not file taxes for the
applicable tax year?
A. Social Security and Disability benefits
should be recorded as Non-Taxable income on the parent/guardian
information form. A letter, or other official documents from the institution showing the parent/guardian
benefits and the amount they're receiving.
Q.How do I record unemployment benefits for my parents
and/or me on my application?
A. Unemployment benefits are taxable and should
be recorded on the Federal Tax Form as Adjusted Gross
Income.Therefore, all unemployment benefits should be included as
Q.How many times am I eligible to receive fee
A. ADEA AADSAS allows applicants 3 FAP request. You may apply for fee
assistance only once per application cycle.
Q. When should I complete the FAP section and submit my
A. An applicant must complete
eSubmit their ADEA
AADSAS application. ADEA AADSAS recommends that you apply to FAP at
least 2 weeks before your earliest dental school designations
deadline. This includes completing the FAP section, eSubmitting, and sending all
required documents (FAP Packet) to ADEA AADSAS for review. This
allows adequate time for you to complete the FAP process and
receive a decision from ADEA AADSAS concerning your request.
Note: Your FAP packet must contain all required documents for
your application to be considered. You have 10 days to
submit all required documents after eSubmitting the FAP
application. FAP Packets that are missing required documentation
will automatically be denied. Be sure to contact ADEA AADSAS at FAPAADSAS@adea.org if you are
not clear on what needs to be sent. Once you have eSubmitted your
FAP request and submitted your FAP packet, ADEA AADSAS will
begin reviewing your request to determine if you are eligible for
Q.What if I am unable to provide the "Required
A. All required documentation (see
Required Documentation instructions) must be
sent together in your FAP packet-no exceptions.
Failure to provide all required documentation will
automatically make an applicant ineligible for the Fee
Assistance Program. Required documentation support the information
you have reported on your FAP application.
If you are unable to provide a specific item, you must include a
letter with your application explaining why you are unable to
provide the item(s). It is strongly recommended that you
consistently check the status of your FAP application by logging
into your ADEA AADSAS clicking "Status" and select FAP. You
will be responsible for meeting all deadline dates.
Q.What if I am unable to provide "Additional Supporting
A. If you are unable to provide additional
supporting documentation to further substantiate your need for
financial assistance, it may result in a denial. Inability to
provide documentation prevents ADEA AADSAS from approving your
It is strongly recommended that you consistently check the status
of your FAP request by logging into your ADEA AADSAS application
for important information.You will be responsible for meeting all
deadline dates. Deadline dates will not be extended.
Q. Once I have eSubmitted my request for Fee Assistance,
what happens next?
A. Applicants that are
approved will have the first initial dental school
designation fee ($244) waived and will be notified via email. After
approval, applicants should choose one dental
school designation, complete, and eSubmit their ADEA AADSAS
application. Applicants that wish to apply to additional dental
school designations ($90/designation) may do so once they have
completed the FAP process.
Applicants that are denied will receive an email
from FAPAADSAS denying their request for Fee Assistance. At which
time, applicants may log-in to their ADEA AADSAS application to
complete the ADEA AADSAS process.
Note: Applicants that are denied may select
more than one dental school designation. They have the option to
select credit card or check/money order to pay for their ADEA
AADSAS application fees.
FAP decisions are final.However, if you have any questions
regarding your FAP application, contact FAPAADSAS@adea.org .
Q.How long does it take to find out if you have been
approved for a fee waiver?
Q.How much should I expect to receive in fee
A. A decision is made within 2
weeks of eSubmitting the FAP application and receipt of all required documents.
A. Applicants qualifying for ADEA AADSAS Fee
Assistance receive a fee waiver for the first dental school
designation ($244). After receiving the fee waiver, applicants may
apply to additional dental schools ($90/designation).ADEA fee
assistance covers the cost of the first dental school designation
only. There is no fee assistance for additional dental school
Q.If I have any additional questions during the process,
whom do I contact?
A. For questions regarding FAP contact FAPAADSAS@adea.org, Monday
through Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm (Eastern Time).
It is important to submit all required documents in the same
packet at the same time. Applicants that are missing required and
supporting documentation in their FAP Packet will
denied for FAP. Be sure to read all instructions
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