No. Not all colleges grants application fee waivers.
- It is not every school that grants application fee waiver. An application fee waiver is a discretional privilege granted by the school admission department, which enables a student to submit an application form without payment of the specified a application fee. Fee waiver is usually administered by giving the beneficiary (i.e. the applicant) an alphabetic, numeric or alphanumeric password that will be imputed into the appropriate application fee waiver section to enable the applicant to submit a completed application. Granting of application fee waiver by universities is not a mandatory thing, as it is usually based on a lot of prerequisites put in place by individual universities. Some universities grants fee waiver why some does not grant for for any reason at all. Even some universities that grants fee waivers do grant for some programs excluding some programs. Among the many reasons for granting application fee waivers are the following:
(1) Poor financial status of applicant;
(2) Membership of some specified organisations or groups;
(3) Evidence of graduation from the school (alumni advantage);
(4) Showing of a very keen interest in a university program and the consequential registration for events, virtual campus tours etc;
(5) Some universities do waive fee for outstanding applicants that the institution can not afford to let go;
(6) Attendance of a scheduled application filing and programs related seminal or zoom meetings;
(7) There are many more reasons that the admission department may not make known (e.g. marketing strategy).
Summarily, not all universities grants application fee waivers. You can contact your school admission department if you are unable to find out precisely from the school website to know whether there is a fee waiver for your intended program of study. Alternatively, you can make enquiries via telephone call or by emailing the admissions department for authoritative answer.
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