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ADEA AADSAS Application Fees and Fee Assistance Program


ADEA AADSAS charges $259 for the first program you apply to and $112 for each additional program. 

Some programs may have an additional supplemental fee; contact your programs to learn if they require this and how to pay it.

Canadian Dental Schools

Applicants applying to ADEA AADSAS-participating Canadian dental schools will receive a 25% discount on each Canadian dental school application to account for the exchange rate difference. Applicants will first pay the full fee amount in US dollars to submit the application. The 25% discount will be processed separately and issued in February 2022. 

Fee Assistance Program

The ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-22 ADEA AADSAS application cycle. Funds from the FAP are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are now fully allocated for this cycle. Incoming ADEA AADSAS FAP requests received will not be processed.

A limited number of fee waivers are provided to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Each fee waiver covers the initial application fee and two additional program designations, for a total of three designations. If you wish to apply to additional programs, you are responsible for the remaining balance. If you received a fee waiver during a previous cycle, you may still apply for another in the next cycle. Please note that only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program. 

Beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 cycle, ADEA AADSAS will use a paperless fee waiver request process. Applicants requesting fee assistance must submit supporting documents electronically. Paper documents will no longer be accepted and if received by ADEA AADSAS will be destroyed and not returned to you.

You may request a fee waiver as soon as you create an application, but keep in mind that fee waiver funds can be quickly depleted. To view the fee assistance program instructions, qualifications, and submission requirements, review the ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) document. Note that the FAP Submission site will not be accessible until May 11, 2021. For any questions, contact ADEA at

All decisions regarding approval or denial of fee assistance for the 2021-2022 ADEA AADSAS application will be provided on or after June 1, 2021 when the cycle opens for application submission. At that time, applicants will have 14 days to use the awarded funds. The standard process for reviewing and approving fee assistance requests will apply after June 1, 2021.

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