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What's the best way to ask for a fee waiver for college applications?

Hey guys, I'm eligible for a fee waiver for my college applications, but I'm not exactly sure how to go about asking for one. Do I just email the admissions office and ask? What should I say in my email? Any advice or experiences would be super helpful. Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're eligible for a fee waiver, and I completely understand not being sure about how to approach this. My child went through a similar situation not too long ago, so I'm happy to share what we learned.

First, check if the colleges you're applying to accept the College Board's fee waiver form. If they do, it's as simple as getting the waiver form filled out by your high school counselor and then submitting it with your application.

If the college you're applying to doesn't use the College Board's form, you can email the admissions office directly. Keep the email concise and polite, explaining that you're eligible for a fee waiver and asking if they have any specific guidelines or forms you need to follow or complete. Attach any documentation that proves your eligibility as well. Remember to be courteous and thank them for their time.

Good luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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