UIS APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Recognizing that the Application Fee may constitute a barrier to some students seeking admission to the
University of Illinois at Springfield, the University has developed a procedure for requesting a waiver of the fee. Its
criteria reflect the principles used to request waiver of the ACT and SAT fees.
To qualify for waiver of the application fee, students must demonstrate economic need by meeting one or more of
the following indicators:
Applicant’s family receives public assistance.
Applicant is a ward of the state.
Applicant resides in a foster home.
Applicant participates in the free or reduced lunch program at the school.
Applicant’s total family income is at or below the maximum amounts established by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics Low Standard Budget.
Applicant qualifies for an ACT/SAT fee waiver.
Applicant has filed a FAFSA for determination of economic need.
Applicant is a full-time employee of the University of Illinois.
Applicant is a veteran.
If your school already has a form, your guidance counselor may use that form. If you need a form, it is available
on the UIS Website at
The completed request is valid only if it is signed by both the applicant and a high school counselor or school
representative who can verify economic need.
If you are requesting a fee waiver under the other criteria, you do not need to have a school/agency official sign
the completed request. If you are no longer in high school, you may also use information from the FAFSA for the
upcoming academic year, once it has been filed and received by the UIS Office of Financial Assistance.
Incomplete requests cannot be processed. This form requires a signature, and therefore cannot be submitted
The completed waiver request should be sent to:
University of Illinois at Springfield
Director of Admissions
One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
Springfield, IL 62703-5407