Some students may be eligible for a fee waiver. In the past, eligibility for SAT & ACT fee waivers was determined by participation in the Federal Free & Reduced Meals Program. This year, there is no application for this program, as the district is providing meals for everyone. Therefore students must now bring in documentation to receive test fee waivers.
How Do I Know If I'm Eligible? Detailed information can be found on the Official Website for SAT fee waivers. A summary is on "Step 1" below.
One of the easiest ways to determine eligibility is if your parent's annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA.
How Many Fee Waivers Can a Student Receive? 1. 2 SAT registrations 2. 2 SAT subject tests registrations 3. 2 ACT registrations
What Does a Fee Waiver Cover? 1. Cost of the test 2. Additional 4 score reports to send to colleges of your choice 3. 4 college application fee waivers to participating schools
How Much Do I Save? By registering with a fee waiver, you save: 1. SAT = $43; SAT w/essay = $54.50 2. SAT subject test = $62 3. Score report sending fees = $45 4. College application fees = $360 - $700
You are eligible for a fee waiver if you meet at least one of the requirements below: 1. Your parent's annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA. 2. Enrollment in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g. Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound). 3. Family receives public assistance. 4. Lives in federally subsidized public housing, or a foster home, or are homeless. 5. A ward of the state or an orphan.
At least 1 of the supporting documents to submit are as follows: 1. Most recent tax return. 2. Proper documentation of enrollment/participation in TRIO programs, public assistance, subsidized public housing, foster home, homelessness, or a ward of the state.