Application Costs

Most colleges charge an admissions application fee that can range from $35 to $75 or more.

Some colleges waive their fees if you apply online or attend an on-campus admissions event.

Don't let application fees stop you from applying. If you have trouble paying, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Check with the colleges where you are applying and with your high school counselor.

  • College Board provides a list of colleges that may waive application fees for students who have received an SAT program fee waiver.

  • Some colleges may waive your fee if you're eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, or if your family's income is below a certain limit.