How does the Common App Fee Waiver work?
The Common App has developed its own process through which students can seek fee waivers for colleges which use the Common App. If you are eligible for, request, and receive a Common App fee waiver, you will not be charged an application fee by any of the colleges you apply to through the Common App system.
What do you mean by fee waiver?
Fee waivers are generally given to students who demonstrate financial need. However, some schools will allow any student to avoid paying the application fee if they meet certain requirements, such as making an official on-campus visit. For example, some schools have their own fee waiver application process.
Is the common application free?
The Common App is free to use and 46.5% of member schools don’t charge application fees for first-year students, according to data provided by the organization. Students who are applying to colleges that have an application fee will have to pay that cost when submitting their applications.
How do you get a common app fee waiver?
If you feel that your financial circumstances might qualify you for an application fee waiver, you can request a fee waiver in the Common App fee waiver section in the profile section. Your counselor will be asked to complete a fee waiver form to affirm your request for a fee waiver.