AAVMC/VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program

VMCAS 2019 - Fee Reimbursement Program

About the Program:

The VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program is sponsored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). A limited number of fee reimbursements are available through this program. Reimbursements are granted to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning with the Launch of the VMCAS 2019 application cycle (May 11, 2018) and will close once the allotted funds are exhausted. 

AAVMC will review your submission to determine if you qualify for a reimbursement based on your income, or your parent's income if you are claimed as a dependent, as reported on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return. No other documentation is accepted. 

Your fee reimbursement request must be received and processed AFTER you e-submit your VMCAS application. If granted, you will receive a refund equivalent to the "one school" fee ($210). If you choose to apply to more than one VMCAS school, you will be responsible for an incremental fee of $115 for each additional designation. This reimbursement program applied to the VMCAS application fee only. You are still responsible for supplemental application fees, regardless of your VMCAS reimbursement program status.


To be considered for a VMCAS Reimbursement, you must:  

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.  
  • You must have submitted your VMCAS 2019 Application. 
  • Submit this VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program Request Form. 
  • Upload a copy of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return. (Submit your parent's tax return if you can be claimed a dependent). 
  • Do NOT send any documents by any other method but the submission program. Do not email us your forms. They must be submitted online using the following form:    (Form will be posted by the end of May, 2018)
Note: Any deviation from the above requirements may result in disqualification!

The Fee Reimbursement Program award approval is tied directly to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines. You will be granted fee assistance if the total household income reported on your 2017 tax form is 300 percent (300%) or less than the 2017 national poverty level for that family size (see VMCAS Eligibility column of the above chart). For more information and for guidelines in Hawaii and Alaska, please visit: https://aspe.hhs.gov/2017-poverty-guidelines.

The Fee Reimbursement Program will open on May 31st, 2018 and processing will begin on or around June 15th. Please click on the following link to submit your request:  (Form will be posted by the end of May, 2018).

Please email your questions to: requests@aavmc.org
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