Fee Waiver FAQ: Educators

Fee Waiver FAQ: Students


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.

Learn more about how a student accepts their fee waiver benefits.

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How can I find out whether my students used their fee waivers?

Educators can access the Roster Report in the K–12 Reporting Portal to see which of their students registered for the SAT, who was absent on test day, who used a fee waiver to register, and more.

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When will I receive fee waivers for the coming year?

Fee waiver codes should arrive at your school in mid-to-late August.

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How can I order more fee waiver materials?

You should have received enough fee waivers to serve your eligible students through the end of the school year, eliminating the need, in most cases, to call the College Board for additional supplies. However, if you need additional fee waiver materials,  please contact the SAT Educator Helpline.

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I am not a school; how can my institution receive fee waivers?

If your organization is a non-high school that primarily serves low-income high school students and provides educational support services, you may be eligible to be an SAT Fee Waiver Agency, allowing you to receive and distribute SAT fee waiver codes to first-time fee waiver-eligible students.

An agency that wants to provide SAT fee waivers must:

  • Receive at least 50 percent of its total funding from federal, state, or city government sources
  • Primarily serve low-income students
  • Provide educational support services to high school students

To apply, an agency must submit the following required information:

  • A formal request for a Fee Waiver Agency code on official organizational letterhead. The request must include an overview of the organization, its mission, a description of the population of students served, and a description of the programs and services offered.
  • An official copy of any grant funding award letter(s) documenting local, state, or federal funding sources.
  • A copy of its annual budget highlighting federal, state, or local government funding sources that comprise at least 50 percent of its total operating budget.
  • The total number of students served annually and the proportion that meet SAT fee-waiver eligibility criteria.
  • The total number of eligible, low-income, college-bound students requiring a fee waiver for the current academic year.
  • The actual requested quantity of fee waivers for the current academic year.
  • A summary of how the agency will validate students' eligibility to receive an SAT fee waiver.

To apply for your agency code, please submit the required items noted above to:

SAT Program Fee Waiver Service
Fee Waiver Agency Code Request
College Board
11955 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190

You can also email this documentation directly to [email protected] or fax to (216) 916-4365, Attn: Customer Service.

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Are foreign-born and international students eligible to receive fee waivers?

Fee waivers may be granted to eligible nationals of countries other than the United States only if they reside and test in the United States or United States territories.

Outside of the U.S., fee waivers may only be granted to eligible U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.

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Are homeschooled students eligible to receive fee waivers?

Homeschooled students who meet the financial eligibility requirements may receive a fee waiver code but must provide proof of their eligibility (i.e., tax records or proof of enrollment in an aid program listed above) for fee waivers to their local high school fee waiver counselor.

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