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Do fee waivers impact admission chances?

Hey y'all! So, I'm planning to apply for a fee waiver because the application fees can add up pretty fast. My question is, would using a fee waiver negatively affect my chances at getting into a college?

6 months ago

Hello! It's absolutely understandable that application fees can accumulate quickly, especially if you're applying to multiple schools. The good news is that using a fee waiver will not negatively impact your chances of getting into a college. Colleges understand the financial constraints that some students face and fee waivers are actually meant to help alleviate this burden.

In fact, institutions encourage eligible students to take advantage of fee waivers to ensure that the application process remains accessible to all candidates, regardless of their financial situations. When colleges review applications, the decision to use a fee waiver is not factored into their assessment of a candidate's qualifications and potential. Admissions officers are more focused on your academics, extracurricular involvement, essays, and other aspects of your application.

Keep in mind that you will need to meet certain eligibility criteria outlined by the specific colleges or the Common Application to receive a fee waiver. This may include demonstrating financial need, receiving free or reduced-price lunch, and other factors. So, go ahead and apply for a fee waiver if you're eligible, and rest assured that it will not hurt your chances of admission. Good luck with your applications!

6 months ago

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