Career Cost 

Fees Can Add Up. But you might not need to pay them.

Many colleges offer application-fee waivers to encourage students to apply regardless of financial difficulty or other circumstances. Check the school’s website or call the admissions office and ask. Fee waivers are more available than most students realize. Here are some of the special circumstances that can save you money:

  • Campus Visits: Some colleges award an automatic fee waiver to students who have participated in a campus visit day. If you’re planning on visiting, ask about fee waivers.

  • Children of Veterans or Veterans: You may be applying to a college that waives application fees for children of veterans, or may offer you a free application if you are a veteran. 

  • Financial Need: If you show financial need, most colleges are able to provide financial assistance. If you aren’t sure if you can afford the fee, ask the college if it can be waived.

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