Application Fee Waiver
The Admissions Office accepts fee waiver requests submitted from guidance counselors using the official NACAC Application Fee Waiver form. Guidance counselors, on behalf of the student requesting a fee waiver, may also submit a written letter or email (in lieu of the official NACAC form), indicating that the fee would present a financial hardship for the student. Students requesting a fee waiver may apply by emailing a completed application fee waiver form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions are preferred. If a student or counselor cannot send a completed form via email, then the form can be mailed to:
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Room 103 White Gravenor Hall
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Attn: Fee Waiver Request
More information will be emailed to applicants and their counselors once the Georgetown Application is submitted. Please email email@example.com with any questions regarding the application fee waiver request process.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I request a fee waiver?
- Does the fee waiver form have to be completed by a guidance counselor?
- How can I (or my counselor) submit the application fee waiver request?
- Can International applicants request a fee waiver?
- Can transfer students request a fee waiver?
- If I am submitting a fee waiver request, when should I send in my application to Georgetown?
- If I have already paid the application fee, can I still request a fee waiver?
- I am not sure if I am eligible for a fee waiver. What should I do?
- I indicated that I was eligible for a fee waiver on the Georgetown Application, but now I don’t think I am eligible. Is there a way to reverse what I indicated on the application and pay the application fee?
How do I request a fee waiver?
On the Georgetown Application, a student can indicate he or she is eligible for an application fee waiver. When the application is submitted, the student and his or her counselor will be emailed more information about the application fee waiver process. A student may also submit a completed College Board fee waiver form in lieu of the NACAC fee waiver form.
Does the fee waiver form have to be completed by a guidance counselor?
You are welcome to submit the College Board or the NACAC fee waiver forms, which should be completed by your guidance counselor. In lieu of the official forms, your counselor may write a brief fee waiver request letter explaining that the application fee would present a hardship to you and your family. If another school administrator (e.g., principal or registrar) is able to verify your family’s financial need, then you may ask that person to submit this form on your behalf. If you have been out of high school for several years and are no longer in contact with your high school guidance counselor, you may have another third party person (e.g., clergyman) complete the fee waiver request form on your behalf or send a brief statement regarding your current financial hardships to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I (or my counselor) submit the application fee waiver request?
Your counselor will have the option to upload the completed application fee waiver request form along with your Georgetown Secondary School Report online. If your counselor is unable to submit the Georgetown Secondary School Report (and fee waiver request form) online, then he or she can scan and email the completed form to email@example.com. A hard copy can be sent via postal mail if the aforementioned options are not available.
Can International applicants request a fee waiver?
Yes. International students should follow the same process detailed above.
Can transfer students request a fee waiver?
Yes. Transfer students may also submit fee waiver requests as per the instructions above. Transfer students may ask any academic advisor or official administrator associated with their current institution to complete the form for them. Some transfer students prefer to use the NACAC Transfer Application Fee Waiver form. Georgetown will accept either.
If I am submitting a fee waiver request, when should I send in my application to Georgetown?
The application deadline is the same for all applicants, irrespective of whether they are requesting a fee waiver; however, we encourage all applicants to submit the Georgetown Application as soon as they decide to apply because it allows us to open your admissions file and initiate the alumni interview assignment process.
If I have already paid the application fee, can I still request a fee waiver?
Unfortunately, we will not offer refunds for application fees. If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please indicate that on the Georgetown Application at the time of submission.
I am not sure if I am eligible for a fee waiver. What should I do?
You should review the application fee waiver request form (above) with your guidance counselor, parent/legal guardian or academic advisor and determine your eligibility. Please note that there is an “other” section on the form which provides a space in which you can write in a brief explanation of why paying the application fee would present a financial hardship. We approve over 99% of requests.
I indicated that I was eligible for a fee waiver on the Georgetown Application, but now I don’t think I am eligible. Is there a way to reverse what I indicated on the application and pay the application fee?
If you no longer believe you will be eligible for an application fee waiver or mistakenly selected that you are eligible for a fee waiver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we will update your Georgetown application portal so that you will be able to pay the application fee online