Applying to medical school is expensive! It can cost thousands of dollars just to throw your hat in the ring and have a chance at geting an interview. It seems crazy that you have to pay twice: once for your primary application and once again for your secondary applications. Where does all of that money go? How much of it do you need? I can't answer the first question, because it's specific to each medical school, but please take your time looking at this med school application cost estimator. Make sure you understand the terms.
Features from user:
How many MD (non-TMDSAS) medical schools are you applying to?
How many DO (non-TMDSAS) medical schools are you applying to?
How many Texas public medical schools (TMDSAS) are you applying to?
If you submit all secondaries (not including any fees waived for FAP). This is based on an average of $75 per secondary. Many schools will be less than this, some will be more. My goal is to over estimate costs so you're not caught unprepared:
ESTIMATED TRAVEL COSTS
Based on LABEL 10 total applications, and LABEL 11 interviews estimated from that, here are your estimated travel costs:
Lodging (based on national average and 2 nights per interview):
Airfare (based on FAA data from city picked above):
Food (based on a $30/day food allowance):
AMCAS schools limit deposits to $100, AACOMAS schools do not and can be upwards of $2,000+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated cost includes Interfolio's fee for LORs, an MSAR account, and estimated transcript fees.
If half of your interviews are local (no need for airfare or hotel), your estimated cost would be $LABEL 12.