Low income students should be eligible for a fee waiver. It is automatic if the family earns under $45,000. Students are also eligible for a fee waiver if they are on free/reduced price lunch and registered for or used the waiver for an SAT test. Occasionally, a college will give a student a code to waive the fee. This document is required in order to receive financial aid from the college, which is where most of the financial aid comes from.This document should not stop students from getting the financial aid they deserve.
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