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Application Fee Waiver Request

Freshman applicants who demonstrate financial need can submit an application fee waiver to cover the $60 ApplyTexas application fee. Submitting a wavier does not mean your fees are waived. You must be eligible and submit the correct documentation to support your request. Transfer, post baccalaureate and international applicants do not quality for the fee waiver option and are required to pay the application fee.

Are you eligible for a Fee Waiver?

You’re eligible for an application fee waiver if any of these apply to you and you submit the correct documentation requested.

  • You are Pell Eligible, as determined by your FAFSA
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless
  • You family receives public assistance such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

How to Submit a Fee Waiver for Eligibility

You can submit a fee waiver in two ways. A submission does not mean your fees are waived. You must first be eligible and submit the correct documentation to support your request. UTSA’s Office of Undergraduate Admission will review your request. If you are denied, you will be required to pay the application fee .

  1. Designate on your ApplyTexas application you are requesting a fee waiver and then submit supporting documentation (see below).
  2. Submit a SAT or ACT fee waiver with supporting documentation (see below).

Supporting Documentation Needed to Satisfy a Fee Waiver

You have two options to satisfy the application fee waiver:

  1. Submit at fafsa.gov (UTSA’s Code 010115 to UTSA or provide the SAR (Student Aid Report) from the FAFSA submissions indicating Expected Family Contribution is low enough for Pell Eligibility.
  2. OR

  3. Submit the SAT or ACT fee waiver AND one of the following official documents to support the request in person at the One Stop Enrollment Center or by mail to UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249:
  • Documentation that student is a ward of the state or orphan.
  • Documentation that the student lives in subsidized public housing, a foster home, or is homeless.
  • Documentation that the student’s family received public assistance - TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
  • The IRS transcript reflecting the total family income at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements. You must provide a Tax Transcript from the IRS. A photocopy of your tax return will not satisfy this requirement.