Application Fee Waivers

Qualifying students can request a waiver of the application fee if they meet certain criteria. Waiver requests are validated by the billing team.

Who is eligible for an application fee waiver?


You may request a fee waiver for one of the following reasons:

  • You are approved for a free or reduced school lunch program for the current year, including school-wide free lunch programs.
  • You are enrolled in a school in the Providence Public School District/PPSD (RI).
  • You are associated with a partner organization and have been named a Partner Scholar Nominee by that organization. (You will need to select your partner organization from a drop down list when requesting a partner fee waiver. Only listed partner organizations are eligible.)
  • You are the dependent of a benefits-eligible Brown University employee who has been employed by the university for at least six months.

If you’re requesting a fee waiver for one of the above reasons, you may be required to submit supporting documentation. You will receive notification of your fee waiver approval or denial in the Student Portal. 

If the fee waiver is denied, you will be responsible for paying the application fee or withdrawing your application. Applications will only be reviewed for acceptance to a program once the waiver is approved or the fee is paid.

Approval of an application fee waiver request does not automatically qualify you for additional financial aid in the form of a scholarship. Please explore scholarship opportunities that may be available to accepted students. Most require a separate scholarship application and must be submitted by a specified deadline.