If you visit Penn State Beaver either virtually or in person, we'll be happy to waive the $65 application fee when you apply through MyPennState or the Common App. To register for a visit, event, or program, go to our Schedule a visit page.
Here’s what you need to do to receive an application fee waiver.
Step 1: Get your high school transcript
Obtain an unofficial transcript of your grades from your high school guidance office. You'll need this to complete the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) portion of your Penn State application.
Step 2: Fill out your application
Fill out your Penn State application through MyPennState or the Common App. When you get to the section that asks for your credit card information or payment, STOP. Do not enter payment information or submit.
If you need help applying through the MyPennState application or with your Self-Reported Academic Record, please refer to our how-to videos:
Step 3: Submit the fee waiver request form
Complete the fee waiver request form below. After we receive your request, we will process your fee waiver and email you to let you know that your fee has been waived and that you can finish submitting your application.
Note: Do not pay the application fee or enter your payment information when filling out your application. If you do, we cannot waive the fee or refund your money.
Want more information first?
If you're not quite ready to apply, here are some options.
- Check out the Explore Penn State Beaver page.
- Fill out an information request form.
- Email [email protected].
- Call us at 724-773-3800.