Who Is Eligible for SAT Fee Waivers

SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th- and 12th-grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country may also be eligible for fee waivers.

Eligibility Requirements

Students are eligible to receive a fee waiver if they meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Have annual family income that falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • Are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound)
  • Are part of a family that receives public assistance
  • Live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are homeless
  • Are a ward of the state or an orphan


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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