Fee Waiver

The University of Maryland will waive the application fee for students who meet certain criteria at the time of their application.

The university waives the application fee for high school seniors who are National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic finalists or semifinalists.

Fee waivers can also be requested in two ways:

  1. Provide a copy of an official fee waiver form from the College Board, American College Testing program, College Bound and National Association for College Admission Counseling, or
  2. Submit an official letter from the high school guidance counselor documenting the reason and need for the fee to be waived. We will consider these requests on an individual basis, but we cannot guarantee that they will be accepted.


You are able to apply while waiting for us to review your fee waiver
; the processing and review of your completed application will continue without receipt of payment regardless of the status of the fee waiver request. To avoid payment of the application fee at the time you apply, please select the “have a bill sent/or pay by check” option when submitting your application. This will allow you to bypass using a credit card and to submit the application without any payment.

If we are able to accept your waiver, you will not receive a bill. If we are unable to accept your waiver, you will receive a bill to pay your application fee by check roughly six weeks after you apply.

To submit a request to have your application fee waived, please indicate the award you received in your application and submit it via one of the methods listed below.

Mail: University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA
Email: ApplyMaryland@umd.edu
Fax: 301-314-9693
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