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What's the process to get a Common App fee waiver?

I'm starting to get my college applications ready and money's a bit tight. Can someone explain how to apply for a fee waiver on the Common App? Do I need to provide proof of financial need or something else?

8 months ago

It's great that you're preparing your applications thoughtfully and considering the financial aspects. To obtain a fee waiver in the Common App, you should go to the 'Profile' section under the 'Common App' tab. There, you'll find the 'Common App Fee Waiver' section where you can request a waiver. You will need to indicate that you meet at least one of the eligibility criteria listed, which include receiving free or reduced lunch, being enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families, or having a family income that falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, among others. You won't need to provide proof at the moment of application, but your high school counselor will be required to confirm your eligibility. Don't hesitate to have a conversation with them about this – they are there to help you with this process!

8 months ago

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