Learn Everything About the UNT Application Fee Waiver

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How To Avoid Paying the UNT Application Fee

Many universities in the United States charge high school graduates for applying. The highest fee in the country is $105 in the case of UC San Diego, but most are around $50. The purpose of the application fee is to cover the administrative costs of processing numerous applications that colleges receive every year. A number of universities don’t charge this fee, 16 of them in Texas.

The cost of applying to college can easily add up to hundreds of dollars, considering that graduates usually apply to multiple schools. Students should strategize and increase their chances of getting accepted by doing the following:

  • Applying for at least one college where you are likely to get accepted
  • Sending at least one “probable” college application
  • Including one or more schools you would prefer that are harder to get into

With tutoring costs and notoriously high tuition, added fees represent a burden for many students.

Is It Possible To Avoid Paying the Application Fee?

In most cases, yes. You can do this by applying for an application fee waiver that has to be approved by the university’s admission office. While the decision is discretionary, you can significantly increase the chances of receiving a waiver if you have:

  • SAT and/or ACT fee waivers
  • Financial difficulties and participate in government aid programs
  • Veteran status or active duty in the United States Armed Forces
  • Signed letter from your school counselor

Some universities don’t issue waivers for application fees. It’s important to always check with each university regarding the specific requirements for waivers.

UNT Application Fee Waiver Requirements

The University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton is a public research university offering various study programs ranging from engineering and science to music and public service. UNT charges an application fee of $75, but eligible applicants can receive a waiver. The basic requirement is that the student is a United States citizen or a permanent resident. Additional criteria can be found in the table below.

Included in the Application Eligible freshman applicantEligible transfer applicant
College Board SAT application fee waiver from the current yearYesNo
ACT application fee waiver received in less than a year from graduationYesNo
Letter from an authorized high school counselorYesNo
Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of up to $400 for the desired semesterYesYes
Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)MaybeYes
Fee waiver for taking SAT or ACTNoNo
NACAC application fee waiver dated within one year of graduationYesNo

Applicants to the Toulouse Graduate School can have the fee waived only if they are a current McNair Scholar. If this is the case, you need to fill out the McNair Scholar Fee Waiver Form and send it to Graduate Admissions. It’s important to note that submitting an application does not necessarily mean the university will approve a waiver.

How To Request a UNT Application Fee Waiver

The process of requesting a fee waiver is the same for both freshman applicants and those seeking to transfer from another school. These are the steps for submitting the request on your own:

  1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for your application to be considered. The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) may also be sufficient
  2. Include additional documents verifying your situation and eligibility for a waiver
  3. Send your application to the UNT Office of Undergraduate Admissions

UNT accepts applications sent via fax, email, regular mail, or submitted in person. Whether you are applying as a freshman or transfer admission student, you can reach the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via:

University of North Texas

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1155 Union Circle #311277

Denton, TX 76203-5017

Other Tools for Requesting the UNT Application Fee Waiver

Looking for alternative options for getting application fee waivers at UNT? Here are some available tools you should consider:

  • Include the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form in your application to increase the likelihood of getting a waiver
  • If you are using the popular Common App, make sure to include an authorized high school counselor’s request for an application fee waiver
  • In case you opt for the Coalition App, you need to meet one of its five requirements for eligibility

If you want to cut to the chase, use DoNotPay for user-friendly assistance and a simplified procedure.

How To Use DoNotPay For a College Application Fee Waiver From UNT

If you are looking for a fast and easy way to request college application fee waivers, stop looking. DoNotPay can do most of it for you, including:

  • Getting your school counselor's signature
  • Automatically filling out the request form for you
  • Sending your application to the university

DoNotPay supports waivers for:

  • New Student Applicant Fees
  • Transfer Student Fees
  • Enrollment Deposit Fees
  • Test fees (except for SATs and ACTs)

Here’s how DoNotPay works:

  1. Visit the DoNotPay sign-up page
  2. Choose the College Application Fee Waiver functionality
  3. Select the fee you wish to waive
  4. Find the university you want to apply to and answer a few questions about your income
  5. Opt to get your high school counselor's signature (highly recommended)

That’s all! Leave the rest to DoNotPay! After DoNotPay sends the initial waiver request, your college may ask for more documentation to verify your status and determine eligibility.

We can also assist you with your fee waiver requests at any other university in the United States! Learn more about the process of applying for the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University, Stanford Law, Texas Tech, Northeastern University, and many more!

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