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Does Northeastern waive application fees?

highachiever793highachiever793 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2010 in Northeastern University
If so, how do I go about waiving my fee. Do I have to visit campus, email them... or what?

If I email them requesting a waiver, will they respond?

And if they contact you instead of the other way around, how soon do they do so?

Thanks!
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Replies to: Does Northeastern waive application fees?

  • StructuralStructural Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    They would send you an invitation to apply for admission. I think they check the information for PSAT to determine it, it came around Sep. or Oct. last year.
  • blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
    I think it might also have to do with geography. My roommate is from California and she got a free application from NU.
  • Black.Ice.Black.Ice. Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    There's a few ways to get any college app fee waived:

    1. College Board has their own fee waiver program here, which includes SAT tests and college applications.

    2. NACAC also has an application waiver that your counselor has to approve and whatnot here

    Usually, if you get free or reduced lunch from your HS, you'll be eligible for either program.
  • neuchimieneuchimie Posts: 1,562Registered User Senior Member
    It's for financial aid reasons.
  • n01an10n01an10 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    I got a v.i.p. application through email but not because of financial aid reasons
  • highachiever793highachiever793 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the answers!

    @structural- I'll look for it around Sept or Oct. , then.

    If they don't send it then I guess I'll just apply without the waiver. I doubt they'll waive my application fee even if I tell them my family has two siblings already in college and three more to go (including me). I don't think I'll qualify for the college board waiver.

    @n01- Really? Around what time did they send you the v.i.p application?
  • n01an10n01an10 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    It's actually funny because I wasn't even looking to apply to Northeastern but then around I'd say end of January I got a VIP application and now look, I'm going there this fall! I don't completely remember but I do believe it was end of January, some time just before the deadline.
  • neuchimieneuchimie Posts: 1,562Registered User Senior Member
    End of january is so late... I wonder why they'd wait that long?
  • n01an10n01an10 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    Ok I apologize, it wasn't late January as the actual deadline was January 15th, however it was January 11th, which, compared to the deadline is quite late. Here's the email they sent:

    ________________________________
    I am writing one last time to remind you that Northeastern's Regular Decision deadline is approaching on January 15, and I hope to see your application in our pool.

    By now you learned about the numerous opportunities here at Northeastern to expand your mind and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow through our innovative experiential learning programs. You also met several wonderful students who are taking advantage of all that a Northeastern education offers and gaining experience that will put them ahead of their peers.

    Isn't it time for you to consider the world's most powerful learning experience?

    As a reminder, we are waiving your application fee. When you apply online, simply select "Fee Waiver requested" and we will waive your fee when we receive your application.

    The deadline is January 15. I look forward to receiving your application.
    _______________________________________
  • highachiever793highachiever793 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
    wow, that is so close! If they waited another 4 days, you'd be in another college right now! :-O

    Why do you think they sent it? They must have had a reason because it seems like they really, really wanted you to apply. lol.

    I can't afford to wait that long. I hope they send something in September. I think my PSAT is okay, but I'm not sure.
  • blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
    I got a couple of random VIP applications. Luckily one was for Brandeis where I was gonna apply anyways so that saved me some $ (and was the only VIP application I used). I think they get your e-mail from PSATs or SATs. Might be how my roommate got hers (again, with her she's from CA so NU probs wanted geographic diversity [she had high SATs as well]).
  • highachiever793highachiever793 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
    Is a VIP application the same as a regular application, except for the waived fee?

    And I live around Boston, so I don't think I'll get one based on geographic diversity. :-/ But I'll wait it out and see.
  • n01an10n01an10 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    I'm from New Jersey, so not too far not too close.

    I'm not sure about the regular application and whether there's an essay, but I know that the VIP application doesn't require a special essay for Northeastern. You still have plenty of time no worries.

    Make sure Northeastern is not showing up in your bulk or spam folder!
  • blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
    On the common app there wasn't a a special essay for Northeastern either, so I don't think anyone has to write an essay. There are a ton of people from Jersey-- I think they try to reach out to parts of the country that have never heard of Northeastern.
  • n01an10n01an10 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    Well that's my point exactly, I AM from New Jersey and I got a VIP application
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