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How to write an Application Fee Waiver Request

mellowjellomellowjello Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2004 in Financial Aid & Scholarships
I apologize if this is thread is kinda dumb, but I am in need of serious help.

I am an international student studying in one of the best high schools in my country. But the problem is we don't have a guidance counselor. Our vice-principal who is in charge of helping students with their college applications has absolutely zero clue as to how to write a request, and actually asked me to write one and she would sign it.

Most colleges ask that you provide an explanation as to why you are unable to pay the fee - in my case it's simply because my parents aren't rich and I don't think that I can spend $1000 alone on application fees . So how do I tell them this ("in a mannerly fashion")?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Replies to: How to write an Application Fee Waiver Request

  • akashbansalakashbansal Posts: 1,539Registered User Senior Member

    mellowjello is a bonafide student of Dhaka Public School,Dhaka.He is applying to ur university for the fall session 2005.

    As his parents annual income is 25000 dollars.payment of the application fee poses a significant financial hardship.I request u to grant him a fee waiver on his college application fee.

    Thankin u,
    Yours tuly

    Mr. Vice -principal
  • gianievvegianievve Posts: 1,821Registered User Senior Member
    Great letter Akash. Edited version:

    Dear X,

    Mellowjello is a student of Dhaka Public School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is applying to X University for admission in Fall 2005.

    As his parents' annual income is only $XYZ Bangladesh dollars (US$X), payment of the application fee poses significant financial hardship. I therefore kindly request that you consider waiving his application fee.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr. X
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