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 AADSAS.

2017 ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) start date 

The Fee Assistance Program (FAP) will open at the start of the ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle in Early June 2016, and will close when all funds have been depleted.

It is important that you read all FAP policies and Instructions carefully before completing and eSubmitting the 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.

FAP Packet (Required and Supplemental Documents) 

After an applicant has completed and eSubmitted the online FAP application, 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 all required supporting documents along with the FAP Cover Sheet.

    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 once all required supporting documents are received. Applicants should be aware that they have 10 business days to send their FAP Packet to ADEA AADSAS FAP, and have 10 business days from the date he/she is approved, to eSubmit the ADEA AADSAS Application in order to receive the fee waiver.

    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.