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Fee Waivers

If payment of the application fee would cause your family undue hardship, fee waivers are available (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only) if: 

  • You have received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
  • You are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
  • Your family's annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • You have received an American University Approved Fee Waiver.

You can also provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader requesting a fee waiver based on financial hardship.

Fee waiver requests maybe faxed to 202-885-1025, or mailed to our office. 

For more information please contact our admissions office at