Fee Waivers for Transfer Students’ College Applications 1


Fee Waivers for Transfer Applicants:

 Public Colleges:

  1. Each public college system does fee waivers differently.
  2. In California, students who are low-income can receive apply for fee waivers directly on their applications. Fill in the family’s financial information where requested. Then on the submission page, request a fee waiver.
  3. If you qualify, you can apply to four Cal States and four UCs for free.
  4. AB540 students can use the waivers for the UCs but not for the Cal States.
  5. Students in community college EOPS programs automatically qualify. Other students most likely will qualify if they would have qualified as high school seniors.

Private Colleges:

  1. Each private college does fee waivers differently for transfer applicants. Your immigration status does not matter for most private college fee waivers. NACAC and College Board fee waivers do not work for transfer students.
  2. On the payment page of the Common Application or the school’s individual application, select Other Fee Waiver.
  3. Then follow these one of the three steps below in the order presented:
    1. submit a letter from your transfer/college advisor, or representative from a social service or community agency, stating that the fee would cause financial hardship to each campus. Contact each campus to see whether to submit this letter vie email or regular snail mail letter; or
    2. request a fee waiver by contacting the admissions office of each college to which you are applying to request a fee waiver form; or if all else fails,
    3. speak with an admissions officer at each college to explain your situation.
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