What are College Fee Waivers… and What Colleges Accept Them?

If the school you’re applying to accepts them, you can save a good amount of cash on the admissions process.  Here’s a sampling of some that do…

Recently I posted an article on college fee waivers here on CollegeMadeSimple.com that explained how you can avoid paying the required fees for both the SATs and the college application process.

It costs money to take the SATs, plain and simple.  And just about every college or university out there charges a fee for the processing of your application.

These fees usually clock in at about $50 apiece.  However if you’re eligible, you can request fee waivers for both the SATs and college applications from your high school’s guidance office.

You can use up to four of each of these waivers, giving you a savings of around $400 in most cases.

When you register to take the SATs either by mail or online, all you have to do is enter the 12 digit code on your fee waiver and you’ll be absolved of the test costs.

When it comes to the application fee waiver however, it’s important that you check with the individual schools to make sure they accept the waiver.

To help you a little bit with that process, I’ve compiled a brief list of some of the major schools that DO accept them.


Like I said, this is just a small sample of literally thousands of schools that accept application fee waivers.

But be advised, as extensive as that list is, not ALL schools will accept them.  Take a moment to contact the school’s admissions office to make sure.

If they do and you’re eligible, by all means take advantage of these waivers and save yourself some cash.

To Your Successful College Search,

Scott Weingold
Publisher, CollegeMadeSimple.com

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Editor's Note: Scott Weingold has been ranked the #1 “College Financial Aid Expert Worth Knowing About” in the entire country by CollegeStats.org.  He has co-authored the book, “The Real Secret To Paying For College. The Insider’s Guide To Sending Your Child To College – Without Spending Your Life’s Savings.” Scott also publishes a popular free online newsletter, “College Funding Made Simple" which reveals insider’s tips, methods, and strategies for beating the high cost of college.

Scott is the co-founder and a principal of the widely renown College Planning Network, LLC – the nation’s largest and most reputable college admissions and financial aid planning firm. CPN is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of College Funding Advisors, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

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