Hi all, I've done a bunch of searches on this topic to no avail, so here goes. I'm trying to appeal the automatic rejection made on my application for the AAMC Fee Asisstance Program. My salary - which supports my husband and myself - is definitely below 300% of the fed poverty level . . . but I had to put parental info on there, and my mom's (single parent, secretary) salary is just above that 300% mark . . . so I was auto-rejected (which is sooo annoying. It's not like I have wealthy parents . . . by a long shot). I'm guessing there may be some other financially independent non-trads out there who have had a similar issue? As soon as I got that automatic decision back, I e-mailed the FAP folks a detailed appeal, but it was just shot down today with a form-like response about not distinguishing between financially dependent and independent status of the applicant. I called them up and asked how I might appeal that decision, and they told me to e-mail my reasons for an appeal to them . . . but I feel like that's what I've already done. I asked if I could mail tax forms, etc.,and they said that would be a good idea . . . so, I'm wondering if I could just mail (FedEx) them the appeal instead of e-mailing (which thus far hasn't worked). Anyone out there done this sort of thing successfully? I was really counting on this, and I'm not ready to give up without a fight 9but time is also of the essence). I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks!