The SAT Fee-Waiver Program expands access to the SAT and its benefits by letting low-income students test for free.
How Students Get Fee Waivers
SAT fee waivers are not sent directly to students. School counselors identify eligible students at their school and distribute fee waivers to them. Authorized agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) may also distribute fee waivers.
How Schools and Organizations Get Fee Waivers
Schools: Schools automatically receive SAT fee waivers based on the number of fee waivers used by students in the previous testing year. To request additional fee waivers for your school, call the SAT Educator Helpline at 888-SAT-HELP.
CBOs: CBOs that have a six-digit College Board agency code automatically receive fee waivers as well. If you need fee waivers but your CBO doesn’t have a code, email us.
For more information about ordering, receiving, and distributing fee waivers, go to Fee-Waiver FAQs.
Fee Waiver Basics
- SAT Fee Waivers Student Brochure (.pdf/225KB)
- SAT Fee Waivers Student Brochure (Spanish) (.pdf/589KB)
- Counselor's Guide to Fee Waivers (.pdf/520KB)
College Application Fee Waivers
The College Board provides college application fee waivers directly to students. However, you may still have eligible students who did not get them. You can give them college application fee waivers once you’ve confirmed that they haven’t received them or used their four waivers.
More Ways to Help
School counselors, educators, and representatives of CBOs and agencies help make sure that low-income students can take the SAT for free. But research shows that underrepresented students need more than a fee waiver to make it to test day.
Here are some strategies suggested by counselors and CBO workers to make sure students don’t miss test day or other important college planning steps: