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ACT test waiver code: how do I get one?

Hello! I heard that some students can get an ACT test waiver if they can't afford the fees. How do I go about requesting one? Is there a specific process to follow or some sort of code I need to obtain? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! You're right, the ACT does provide fee waivers to eligible students who can't afford the test fees. To obtain an ACT fee waiver, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, such as being enrolled in a high school in the 11th or 12th grade and demonstrating financial need. This can typically be shown through enrollment in a federal aid program like the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, or other similar programs.

The process for requesting a fee waiver is quite straightforward. You'll need to speak with your high school counselor, who will have the necessary forms and can help determine if you're eligible for a waiver.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your counselor will provide you with a fee waiver form. This form will have a unique code that you will use when registering for the ACT test. Make sure to keep this code safe, as you'll need it during the registration process.

To use the waiver, simply enter the code in the appropriate section of the ACT registration website. The fee waiver will cover the basic registration fee for the ACT, but not any additional fees such as late fees, change fees, or additional score reports.

Keep in mind that there is a limit to the number of fee waivers a student can use—you can use up to two ACT Fee Waivers total, one for the ACT (no Writing) and one for the ACT with Writing.

Good luck with your test registration, and feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

7 months ago

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