Undergraduate Application Fee Waiver Program

First time freshmen and transfer students may request an undergraduate application fee waiver if they are able to demonstrate high financial need by at least one of the qualifications below. 

  • Participation in a free or reduced school lunch program;
  • Pell Grant-eligible status provided on FAFSA-related documents;
  • Involvement in TRIO-type college preparatory programs (e.g., Upward Bound, Talent Search, EOP, HEP);
  • State of Oregon or U.S. public assistance; or
  • Submission of a College Board or ACT fee waiver, NACAC fee waiver, or Foster Youth Tuition and Fee waiver; or
  • Other factors illustrating financial hardship, at the discretion of the Office of Admissions

No applicant will be granted a fee waiver unless they are determined to have genuine financial need.  Prospective students who are classified as international applicants are not eligible for an application fee waiver. However, undocumented Oregon high school students who are potentially eligible for the state’s Tuition Equity Program can be granted a waiver on a case‐by‐case basis. The Office of Admissions administers the application fee waiver program, and its Director may add, remove or modify methods of confirmation as needed over time.

To request an application fee waiver

• If you are using the online application

  • Complete all sections of the online application
  • Click on the “Complete Application” button
  • Click on “Request Fee Waiver” button
    • Indicate on the form how you qualify for an application fee waiver
    • Read the Student Authorization statement and click on “Request Fee Waiver” button to indicate you agree to submit the UO Application Fee Waiver form to complete your application and understand that we will not make an admission decision until this form is received.
  • Download the Application Fee Waiver Form and have it authorized
  • If you have already completed another Oregon Public University Fee Deferral form, you can submit that form and we will use and process it as a fee waiver form.

Send completed form to:

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1207

• If you are submitting the PDF version of the application

Send both forms to:

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1207