Application Types

Created to make it easier for students from underrepresented groups to apply.

Students can apply to any number of 66 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the Common Black College Application simultaneously for only $20. 

Application fees add up quickly, especially when applying to multiple schools!  Here are a few ways to save:

1️⃣ SAT or ACT Fee Waiver- 

Enrolled in a free or reduced lunch program, public assistance, homelessness, orphan, or ward of the state all qualify you.

2️⃣ Common APP Fee Waiver-

You automatically qualify if you qualify for the SAT or Act fee waiver

You can also have a school official or community leader vouch for your financial need.

3️⃣ NACAC Fee Waiver- 

Fill out the "Economic Need" section, explain your situation, and get confirmation from a school official or community-based organization.

4️⃣ Coalition App Fee Waiver-

 You must meet at least one of the following qualifications: Free or Reduced Lunch, College Board, ACT and/or NACAC fee waiver, Pell Grant eligibility, TRIO program participation, or active service member.

5️⃣ Ask the college- 

Some colleges and universities offer direct fee waivers. Ask the admissions office.

6️⃣ Apply to Colleges Without App Fees-

There are over 100 schools that don't have application fees.