For Students: Requesting a Fee Waiver

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What is a Fee Waiver?

Many schools will waive the application fee to students with financial need. In order to be eligible for a fee waiver, students will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You were provided with a fee waiver to take the SAT or ACT
  • You are enrolled in a Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Your family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families
  • Your family receives public assistance
  • You live in federally subsidized housing or a foster home
If you are using The Common App to apply, a fee waiver will need to be requested through both The Common App and Scoir. The full Scoir guide to The Common App can be found here.


Requesting a fee waiver can be done in a few short steps. From the student dashboard, access the My Colleges tab. Choose the school for which you would like to request the waiver by clicking on the school tile. Once in the school, you will be able to choose Application Documents as show below.


After clicking in, Download fee waiver will be available.

The fee waiver can be accessed as a downloadable document looking like this:

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