Are fees a barrier for you when it comes to testing and applying to college? You may want to see if you qualify for a fee waiver. We offer fee waivers to help lower-income students cover these fees. Students who meet the eligibility requirements can pick up a fee waiver from their counselor in the Guidance Center.
No matter your financial situation, college is within reach. Attending a four-year college means you'll have more career options in the future. You'll also have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people, study subjects you love, and uncover your passions and talents. A fee waiver can help you realize your college dreams.
SAT & SAT Subject Tests
High school students in the U.S. or U.S. territories who can't afford to pay test fees may be eligible for SAT fee waivers. Fee waivers can be used for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. may also qualify for a fee waiver. Students must be in 11th or 12th grade to use an SAT fee waiver, or in 9th to 12th grade to use a Subject Test fee waiver. To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
What does a fee waiver cover?
Register for the SAT® using your fee waiver
If you can't afford the registration fee for the ACT (No Writing) or ACT Plus Writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver. Information about the eligibility requirements and how to request a fee waiver is sent each summer to high schools.
You must meet all of the following requirements:
IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date.
Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, or any other services.
You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the "Student Directions" on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).
Note: If you register online, and register during the late period or request any additional services, you must enter a credit card to pay those fees before submitting your registration.
The NACAC Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form and SAT® Fee Waiver are mutually exclusive. As such, students who meet the eligibility requirements may use BOTH the NACAC and College Board forms when requesting fee waivers. In other words, students may theoretically use the NACAC form at four (4) colleges and the SAT® College Board Fee Waiver at a maximum of four (4) separate colleges.
College Board Fee Waivers - Four (4) Fee Waivers
If you plan to enter college in the 2013-14 academic year and you have used a fee waiver while in high school for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests, you can ask your counselor for up to four (4) Request for Waiver of College Application Fee forms. You should only send the forms with your college applications, and only to institutions listed in The SAT Fee Waiver Directory of Colleges. The directory is available online collegeboard.org/feewaivers.
NACAC Fee Waiver - Four (4) Fee Waivers
Students who have limited financial resources and meet the requirements below may use the NACAC Request for Application Fee Waiver Form when applying for college. The form helps ensure that access to college is possible for all students. The form is for traditional high school students applying to postsecondary colleges or universities in the fall immediately following high school graduation.
Students are eligible to use the form if:
Requirements for completing the form:
Does my school counselor need to sign the fee waiver form?
Yes. A secondary school counselor, Independent Counselor or TRIO representative must verify that the student is qualified to use the form.
Where do I mail the form?
Mail the Fee Waiver Form directly to the admission office of the institution to which you are applying.