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Fee Waiver

Common Application Fee Waiver

The Common Application fee waiver is available for any applicant who meets any of the following circumstances:

  • Has received or is eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver
  • Enrollment or eligibility for the federal Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRPL) program
  • Participation in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound)
  • Residing in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless
  • Being a ward of the state or an orphan
  • Family income falling within the income eligibility guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • Family receiving public assistance
  • Situations not listed above- Having a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader that the application fee poses a burden
William & Mary Specific Fee Waiver

Beyond the Common Application fee waiver, we have institution-specific waivers for the following individuals on the William & Mary Common App Supplement:

  • Students identifying as a first-generation college student (neither parent completed a bachelor's degree at a college or university)
  • Students eligible to receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who have participated in a full-time service year such as through an AmeriCorps program
  • Students who have or are honorably serving in the armed forces of the United States
  • Students attending participating schools that apply during Virginia College Application Week

If you have any additional questions, or feel that your situation is not covered by any of the above, please feel free to contact your regional dean.