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ACT Fee Waiver Process

Hey guys, I'm looking to apply for an ACT fee waiver but I'm not quite sure how the process works. Can someone point me in the right direction or share some guidance on how to request an ACT fee waiver? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Sure, I'd be happy to help you with the ACT fee waiver process! Here's a rundown of the steps:

1. Eligibility: First and foremost, make sure you're eligible for the fee waiver. You'll need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

a) Be enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program

b) Be enrolled in a program for low-income families (e.g., TRIO, Upward Bound)

c) Reside in a foster home or are homeless or a ward of the state

d) Your family receives public assistance

e) You live in a low-income family, as per the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines

2. Contact Your Counselor: If you meet any of the eligibility requirements, get in touch with your school counselor. They will serve as the main point of contact throughout this process.

3. Complete the Fee Waiver Form: Your counselor will provide you with the ACT Fee Waiver Form. Fill this out with the required information and have your counselor verify your eligibility.

4. Registration: Your counselor will give you a fee waiver code to use when registering for the ACT. Go to the ACT registration website and enter the fee waiver code in the appropriate section, enabling you to bypass the fee.

Note that an ACT fee waiver covers the basic registration fee for either the ACT (no writing) or the ACT with writing. It also includes sending your scores to up to 6 colleges. Keep in mind that there's a limit of two fee waivers per student—one for the first time and one for a retake.

In case you still need assistance or you're homeschooled, reach out to the ACT directly. Their customer service can be contacted at 319-337-1270.

Best of luck with the fee waiver process and your ACT test!

6 months ago

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