Admission Application Fee Waiver

Admission Application Fee Waiver


Who Qualifies for an Admission Application Fee Waiver

Students who wish to apply to the University of Utah but feel the application fee is a financial burden may request an application fee waiver.  Consideration for a waiver will be made for situations like, but not limited to, the following:

  • You have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • You have received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
  • You are eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
  • Your family's annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs, such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation or Veteran's Administration is paying part or all of your educational expenses.
  • Your familial circumstances make the application fee an excessive burden.

Request an Extension to Pay your Enrollment Deposit


Students who have confirmed their intent to enroll to the University of Utah but feel the $300 enrollment deposit is a financial burden may request an extension. Consideration for an extension will be made for situations like, but not limited to, the following:

  1. If a student has submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and is eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  2. Proof of government assistance such as food stamps, enrollment in a low-income assistance program like TRIO or Upward Bound, or eligibility for reduced-price school lunch.
  3. An official letter printed on letterhead from a school counselor, employer, or ecclesiastical leader attesting to your financial situation.
  4. If Vocational Rehabilitation or Veteran's Administration is paying part or all of your educational expenses.

For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions_appeal@utah.edu or at (801) 585-9987.

How to Apply for an Admission Application Fee Waiver


You may submit documents in person at our office, by fax, mail, or email attachment via UMail account.  Once this documentation has been received and reviewed, an application fee waiver may be granted. Use our application tracker to track the status of your application fee.

*Please note the application fee waiver will not cover the late fee should you submit your application after the application deadline.

Freshman Applicants:

Complete the top portion of the NACAC Freshman Fee Waiver Form and have an authorized school official such as a counselor or principal fill out the bottom portion.

You may also submit one of the following instead of the NACAC form:

  • Proof of government assistance such as food stamps, enrollment in a low-income assistance program like TRIO or Upward Bound, or eligibility for reduced-price school lunches.
  • An official letter printed on letterhead from a school counselor, employer, or ecclesiastical leader attesting to your financial situation.

Non-Freshman Applicants:

Complete the NACAC Transfer Fee Waiver Form.  You must also submit additional documentation to support your request such as:

  • A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). You can retrieve the PDF by logging into your FAFSA account.
  • Proof of government assistance such as food stamps or enrollment in a low-income assistance program like TRIO or Upward Bound.
  • An official letter printed on letterhead from a school counselor, employer, or ecclesiastical leader attesting to your financial situation.