Instructions > Fee Waiver

Your fee waiver request must be received and processed BEFORE you e-submit your PTCAS application.


A limited number of PTCAS application fee waivers are available. Waivers are granted to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. PTCAS will decide if you qualify for a fee waiver based on your income, or your parent's income if you are claimed as a dependent, as reported on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return. No other documentation is accepted. If you receive a fee waiver, you may apply to one PT program in PTCAS for free. If you choose to apply to more than one (1) program, you will pay a fee of $35 for each additional designation. The PTCAS waiver applies to the PTCAS application fee only. You may still be responsible for supplemental application fees, regardless of your PTCAS waiver status.

To Be Considered for a PTCAS Fee Waiver, You Must:


PTCAS fee waiver is tied to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines. The Low-Income levels below equals 200 percent of the DHHS poverty level.

Low Income Levels Table
Persons in Family or Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii
1 $22,340 $27,940 $25,720
2 $30,260 $37,840 $34,820
3 $38,180 $47,740 $43,920
4 $46,100 $57,640 $53,020
5 $54,020 $67,540 $62,120
6 $61,940 $77,440 $71,220
7 $69,860 $87,340 $80,320
8 $77,780 $97,240 $89,420
For each additional person add $7,920 $9,900 $9,100