Frequently Asked Questions

What are college application fee waivers?

A college application fee waiver allows you to apply to college without paying an application fee. They come in various forms, including the NACAC, SAT, and ACT application fee waivers. 

How do I receive a college application fee waiver?

Eligibility for college application fee waivers varies but is typically based upon your free/reduced lunch status. If you are not sure if you qualify, stop by the Go Center to verify your eligibility. 

When should I request a college application fee waiver?

After submitting your application to an institution, you should request a fee waiver. Once requested, you will receive an email stating how to pick up your application fee waiver. 

Two Common Application Fee Waivers

The College Board College Application Fee Waiver 

If a student takes the SAT test and uses an SAT Fee Waiver, the student is eligible for a College Board College Application Fee Waiver. Most institutions accept this fee waiver. This fee waiver can be used an unlimited amount of times. 

The NACAC College Application Fee Waiver

In some instances, a college/university may require the NACAC fee waiver. Students who have limited financial resources may use the NACAC Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver. The purpose of this form is to ensure equitable postsecondary access and is intended for first-time undergraduate applicants that meet one or more of the criteria listed on the form.

Request a College Application Fee Waiver
Fee waiver emails are sent out every Monday & Thursday.

Not sure how to send your college application fee waiver?

Each college/university has a preferred method for receiving application fee waivers. Tap the button below to review a list of popular institutions and their preferred methods for receiving fee waivers. We also list the type of fee waivers that each institution accepts. 

Review popular colleges & their fee waiver status