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7 months ago
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COMMON APP FEE WAIVER

Can an international student who's not a US citizen choose "Your annual family income falls within the Income eligibility guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service" in the common app if he/she qualifies for it?

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7 months ago

According to the COMMON APP website.

International applicants may be eligible for the Common App fee waiver. If you meet at least one of the indicators of economic need outlined in the Common App fee waiver question, please indicate so on your application. However, it is up to each individual school to determine if they will accept your fee waiver request. If a school determines you do not qualify for an application fee waiver, they may ask you to pay the application fee after submission.

Good luck.

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7 months ago

Yes. You can find those guidelines here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/income-eligibility-guidelines. Make sure to take note, though, that the income guidelines will differ based on the number of family members in the household. The reason they give those choices is to determine whether your circumstances make you eligible for a fee waiver. Because (I'm assuming) your circumstances fall within the provided income guidelines, your family should not have to pay application fees that you may not be able to afford. Check the box because what it says is true for you, but be prepared to provide documentation (typically your parents' most recent tax return). I hope this helped, and good luck with all your applications!

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7 months ago

Here’s the best link I found. In short I believe you are theoretically able to get some but it’s stricter than for domestic applicants.

https://blog.prepscholar.com/college-application-fee-waiver

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