8 months ago
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Is it possible for out of state applicants to get the application fee waived when applying to UC schools?

I am a high school senior considering applying to UCSD (and possibly other schools in the UC system) but I do not live in California. Is it possible that I could get a fee waiver for these schools and how would I go about getting it? I've read conflicting information on whether or not fee waivers are available for out of state applicants. I live in Florida and I am getting a fee waiver for the Common App if that helps. Thank you so much for your time!

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8 months ago

Yes, you can up to 4 UC campuses if you qualify. Follow these instructions taken from the UC website with regards to fee waivers

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Fee waivers

UC will waive application fees for up to four campuses for qualified students who would otherwise be unable to apply for admission. The fee waiver program is for United States citizens, permanent residents, and applicants eligible for AB540 benefits.

Fee waivers can’t be applied to more than four campuses, regardless of their source (e.g. UC, CollegeBoard/SAT). If you apply to more than four, you’ll need to pay $70 for each additional choice.

Applying for a fee waiver

You can see if you automatically qualify for a fee waiver within the application. If you enter your family size and income in the “About you” section, you will see if you’ve qualified for an application fee waiver when you select your campuses in the "Campuses & majors" section (a message will appear on that page with real-time feedback about how many campuses you can apply to for free).


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