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 attending school 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
  • Reside in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are unhoused
  • Are a ward of the state or an orphan



Fee Waiver FAQ: Educators

Get answers to frequently asked questions about your students' SAT fee waivers.