Will applying for an application fee waiver impact my admission chance?

Hi, I’m an international student in grade 11. I’m qualified to apply for financial aid/application fee waivers due to low family income, but I won’t be handing in FA applications to need-aware colleges for two reasons: One, it significantly disadvantages my application; Two, we have local scholarship schemes that support low-income students to study abroad. So I won’t be needing any financial aid for tuition, but it would ease a lot of burden if I were able to waive my application fees as well.

In the eyes of AOs, is applying for application fee waivers equivalent to applying for financial aid? Will applying for application fee waivers negatively impact my application? Thank youu;))