Requesting Fee Waivers

<p>How exactly do you go about requesting a fee waiver from a college?</p>

<p>Speak with your guidance counselor. She arranged many for my daughter. Check the schools websites and the application process. Ask! Are you eligible for free student lunch? Free SAT waivers?</p>

<p>Make sure that you fill out a lunch form at your high school. Our school will not give fee waivers without lunch forms on file verifying that the student receives free/reduced-payment lunch.</p>

<p>Then go to your GC. If you received a fee waiver for the SAT then you are entitled to 4 fee waivers from the college board. </p>

<p>Some schools wil waive their fee if you apply online. </p>

<p>Your GC may give you a NACAC fee waiver if your family meets the income guidelines. </p>

<p>If you are applying to SUNY and you are applying to EOP, they will waive the application fee and your family meets the guideline. </p>

<p>If you can apply to 4 schools with a SUNY fee waiver.</p>

<p>SUNY community colleges waive the application fee when you apply online.</p>

<p>I go to a parochial school. We don't have a free punch program, and I'm only able to afford it through partial scholarships and financial aid.
My mom makes less than $1K over what the NACAC fee waiver says is required for a household to 2 people.</p>

<p>So, I guess I'm stuck paying the fees?</p>

<p>Sybbie, just an item of interest on the SUNY/EOP waiver. If the student is not accepted for the EOP program - even for reasons other than income - then SUNY will bill the application fee back to the student. At that point, the student can submit a waiver if they have any left.</p>


<p>Many privates (maybe not the top privates) will waive fees for online apps and/or if you call and just "state your case."</p>


<p>CollegeBoard also has college application fee waivers (but you only get four, as opposed to a theoretically unlimited number from the NACAC). However, I think you had to have used an SAT fee waiver in order to qualify. Since I'm not positive, you should ask your guidance counselor. You have to qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, but there are other qualifications you can meet. And after all, saying that you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program is just a roundabout way of saying your income is below a certain level (usually 150% to 185% above the federal poverty guidelines).</p>

<p>thanks sk8r,</p>

<p>I know, and I always have fee waivers in the event that the student needs to submit one ;)</p>

I see the SAT fee waiver directory, but I don't see a form though.
I have used a fee waiver for some of my SAT's.</p>

<p>College Board sends the application fee waivers to the school. Your GC should have them.</p>

<p>Ok, I have one, but I don't understand how I get it to waive college application fees.</p>