Costs of Applying to Medical School

There is so much to consider when budgeting for the full medical school application process: test prep materials and fees, application fees, costs associated with interviewing, just to name a few.

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The Princeton Health Professions Advising Office put together this informative guide to help give you a sense of what costs are involved and to aid in planning. Please note that due to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, some tips listed on this page may not be relevant if schools offer virtual interview days and/or second look opportunities.

In addition to what is included in this guide, the following information is specific to the University of Michigan Medical School. 

  • Secondary Application Fee: $85 -- fee waived for those who qualify for the AAMC-Fee Assistance Program

  • Our interviews are virtual; learn why. We offer Second Look opportunities to admitted students.

  • Our Financial Aid Office provides Full Cost of Attendance estimates to admitted students in the spring. Knowing the cost of medical school is a key factor in your decision process.
  • In addition to resources listed in the guide, we also recommend the free planning and study available on the Khan Academy and AAMC websites.

  • We never require a deposit from admitted students.

  • Financial Aid counselors are available to admitted students for individual counseling sessions as needed.

"Our Office for Admissions works closely with pre-health advisors across the country to be sure they are aware of what we are looking for in our candidates. Pre-health advisors are a great resource for anyone thinking about a future career in medicine, even those who are considering a career switch."

—Director of Admissions Carol Teener

Contact a pre-health advisor through your undergrad institution or, if you do not have access to a pre-health advisor, reach out to the free service provided by the Find An Advisor program of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).