Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

The ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) was created for dental school applicants who demonstrate an extreme need for financial assistance. Eligibility for FAP is determined by reviewing the financial resources of the applicant, spouse, and parent/guardian of the applicant. All FAP applicants are required to meet minimum qualifications before applying. This program is not affiliated with any government, college or university, scholarship, grant or fellowship programs. This is an independent program offered by ADEA.

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2014 ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) close date
The Fee Assistance Program (FAP) will close on January 10, 2014. Applicants that applied to FAP must submit the complete FAP Packet to ADEA AADSAS no later than January 10, 2014.

It is important that you read all FAP policies and instructions carefully before completing an FAP application. Failing to thoroughly read policies and instructions may result in a delay in processing your requests, and result in missed deadlines and disqualification for fee assistance.

The deadline for applying to the Fee Assistance Program is January 10, 2014. Completing and eSubmitting your FAP application must be done by 11:59pm (Eastern Time). Applicants that apply to ADEA AADSAS FAP on January 10, 2014, will have 10 days from the date of submission to submit all required documents. Any documents received after 10 days will not be processed and the FAP application will automatically be denied.

FAP Packet (Required and Supplemental Documents)  

After an applicant has completed and eSubmitted the online FAP section, he/she will be required to mail required/supplemental documents to ADEA AADSAS FAP. These documents are used to determine eligibility.

The FAP Packet that you mail to ADEA AADSAS must contain:

FAP packets received without the proper documentation including the coversheet will automatically be denied for fee assistance. Please remember that due to heavy volume, it may take up to 5 business days to review your application when all required documents are received. Applicants should be aware that they have 10 business days to send their FAP Packet to ADEA AADSAS FAP.


Please be advised:  

Applicants that forge documents for their Fee Assistance (FAP) application violate the American Dental Education Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. Applicants that provide information and documents that appear to be forged, falsified, or unofficial, are automatically denied for the Fee Assistance Program. The ADEA Statement of Ethical Conduct clearly states

"...I understand that withholding or falsifying information requested in the ADEA AADSAS application could result in the suspension of my application and/or other actions, including the possibility of expulsion after enrollment in a school of dentistry...

Please be sure to verify that all information and documents provided for your FAP application are valid.