Application Fee Waiver Policy

A request for an Undergraduate Application Fee Waiver would be approved if the applicant can provide one of the following:


Currently Enrolled High School Student:

  • Letter from the high school or guidance counselor stating the student qualifies for free or reduced lunch program (please complete the PDF request for an application fee waiver).
  • Letter from the high school counselor, ETS, or the College Board stating the student qualified for the ACT/SAT test fee waiver (per low-income family qualification).
  • Letter from the high school counselor stating the student is from a low-income family who has demonstrated financial need.
  • Provide a copy of your benefits summary confirming you, the student, receives low-income family support and aid (see below for programs that qualify).
  • Letter from a Social Services representative indicating the student is a ward of the state.
  • Documentation the student is a participant in one of the federally funded Educational Opportunity Programs (TRIO) for low-income/first generation college-bound students.


Military Student:

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants with proof of military status.  Please provide one of the following documents as proof of military status to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • DD214
  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Military Orders

Types of low-income programs that may qualify would be:

  • Federal low-income assistance programs, such as: AFDC (Aid for Dependent Children), AABD (Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled), Medicaid, Food Stamps, and federally assisted child care
  • Documentation of participation in one of the federally funded Educational Opportunity Programs (TRIO) for low-income/first generation students
  • Applicants only receiving benefits through Social Security would not qualify