The decision to grant fee waiver requests rests solely with colleges and universities. The NACAC form is intended as a standardized resource for students, advisors, and colleges. NACAC members are not required to grant the requests.
The eligibility criterion for the transfer fee waiver is a student’s eligibility for the federal Pell Grant. Colleges may choose to accept other criteria.
The request form allows students to self-certify their Pell eligibility. If a college or university requires independent certification, the reverse side of the form allows students to either attach a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal Office of Student Aid, and/or provide a signature from a financial aid officer at either the sending or receiving institution.