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Hi,
 
I’m looking at the DSAAP requirements.
 
For calculation of Family income, it says that family (biological parents and/or guardians and/or siblings can be involved). I have 4 siblings.
 
So for the calculation of gross family income over 5 years, does that mean it would include the income of both my parents, and also my 4 siblings?
 
Also, it mentions the 5years post high school. If I graduated in 2010, would the 5 years considered be 2010-2015 or 2015-2020?
 
The admissions office won’t answer my questions regarding this.
 
thanks for any insight!

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I also had the same question regarding this portion of DSAAP.

I brought it up at the information session and from what I can remember I do believe it considers your siblings as well. But it might be different if they are considered dependents. I would suggest you to email the college of medicine. I'm sure they will answer but it'll take them some time. It's a busy time of year for them.

When they answer, please post a response! I'm sure others have the same question.

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On 1/26/2020 at 9:26 PM, BarbellsAndBicarb said:

I also had the same question regarding this portion of DSAAP.

I brought it up at the information session and from what I can remember I do believe it considers your siblings as well. But it might be different if they are considered dependents. I would suggest you to email the college of medicine. I'm sure they will answer but it'll take them some time. It's a busy time of year for them.

When they answer, please post a response! I'm sure others have the same question.

I have emailed them and unfortunately they gave me a blanket response saying that they will not respond to inquiries about how the DSAAP is “interpreted”, which is a bit concerning! To be fair, I just looked over the info document and it now has a bit more information on it.

But I also seem to never be able to get a response from them other than “please refer to information document”.

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On 1/31/2020 at 10:18 PM, Blankbla said:

I have emailed them and unfortunately they gave me a blanket response saying that they will not respond to inquiries about how the DSAAP is “interpreted”, which is a bit concerning! To be fair, I just looked over the info document and it now has a bit more information on it.

But I also seem to never be able to get a response from them other than “please refer to information document”.

Weird how they sent back such a broad response. 

Also to answer your other question, the calculation of income for 5 years. It would be the 5 years leading up to your application into the college of medicine.

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Hey,

I am thinking about this again. I don't see how it's fair, for example if:

Applicant A: 1 sibling, makes 20k, parents make 20k each = 60k

Applicant B: 5 siblings, each making 20k + parents 20k each = 140k

How do they account for the applicant B that has more siblings making their family income over the 80k threshold?

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