Pursuing a career in the health professions requires a serious financial investment. Even prior to enrollment, you should understand and budget for the costs associated with applying to school, which may include:
- Standardized Exam Fees
- Standardized Exam Preparation
- Application Fees (may include primary and secondary applications)
- Transcript Request Fees
- Admission Requirements Resources
- Interviews – Travel, Lodging, Meals, and Professional Attire
- Second Look Visits (optional)
Fee Assistance Programs can offset some of the costs of applying to medical school by assisting those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take standardized exams and/or apply to schools. Check with your Centralized Application Service or set up a meeting with the Health Professions Pathways Program for more information.
A sample table of medical school application expenses is provided below.
|Description||Notes / Range of Costs||Sample Cost|
|Medical school Admission Requirements||$36 for 2-year subscription or $28 for 1-year subscription||$36|
|MCAT Registration Fee||$320||$320|
|AMCAS (MD) Application Fees|
|Primary, $170 first school, $40 each additional,
Sample based on 16 schools
|Secondary, Varies, typically $50-150 per school||$1200*|
|Transcript Fees||Varies by granting institution||$6|
$12 to take, $12 per school to distribute
|Interviews||Varies and may include Travel, Lodging, Meals, and Professional Attire||$700*|
|Deposits||Varies, may be non-refundable||$500|
Note: Expenses based on information as of 2020.
*Median responses from AAMC 2019 Matriculating Student Questionnaire.