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How do I know if I qualify for fee waivers?

Hey! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm starting to think about the college application process. I know that some students can qualify for fee waivers, but I'm not sure if I'm eligible. Can anyone help me understand the process and the requirements for fee waivers? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about the college application process early. Fee waivers can indeed be a significant help for students who may have difficulty affording application fees. Generally, fee waivers are granted based on financial need. The eligibility criteria can vary, but here are some common indicators that might qualify you for a fee waiver:

1. You're enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receive free or reduced-price lunch.

2. Your family's annual income falls within the USDA Food and Nutrition Service guidelines for free or reduced-price lunch.

3. You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g. TRIO programs like Upward Bound).

4. You receive public assistance.

If you think you might be eligible based on these guidelines, I'd recommend speaking with your high school counselor. They can guide you through the process of requesting fee waivers and provide you with the necessary forms and information. Good luck with your college journey!

10 months ago

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