Fee Waivers

Schools can request PSAT/NMSQT fee waivers for eligible juniors.

You no longer need to order fee waivers before test day. After test day, log in to the test ordering site. Select eligible students from an online roster.


Eleventh graders qualify for fee waivers if they meet any of these conditions:

  • Their family's annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. Students in areas covered by the Community Eligibility Provision must qualify on an individual basis. View the USDA's Income Eligibility Guidelines.
  • They're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs like Upward Bound). Work with the individuals coordinating these programs to ensure that sufficient quantities of fee waivers are requested by the deadline.
  • Their family receives public assistance.
  • They're homeless or live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home.
  • They're a ward of the state or an orphan.

The following types of students are also eligible for fee waivers if they meet the eligibility criteria:

  • Homeschooled students
  • United States citizens who are living abroad and will be testing outside the U.S.
  • Nationals of countries other than the U.S. who live and test in the United States or U.S. territories


How does a student accept their fee waiver?

A student can accept the fee waiver on their My SAT homepage:

  1. Create a College Board account.
  2. From the profile page, click My SAT.
  3. On the My SAT homepage, accept the fee waiver:
    • If you've been marked as eligible, review the terms of the eligibility prompt, then click Continue.
    • If you have a 12-digit fee waiver code, enter it and then click Submit.

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