• 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 1 PT program in PTCAS for free. If you choose to apply to more than 1 program, you will pay a fee of $45 for each additional designation. The PTCAS waiver only applies to the PTCAS application fee. 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:

    • Be a United States citizen, United States Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
    • Submit a PTCAS Fee Waiver Request form (.pdf).  
    • Submit the completed form with a copy of your most recent federal income tax return to PTCAS. Submit a copy of your parent's tax return, if claimed as a dependent.

    Do NOT e-submit your application until PTCAS approves or denies your fee waiver request.

    If you e-submit your application prior to notification, PTCAS will automatically deny your fee waiver request

    If Approved for a PTCAS Fee Waiver, You Must:

    • Choose the money order option as your form of payment, and
    • E-submit your completed PTCAS application within 45 business days from the time the fee waiver approval letter is sent, or your waiver will expire.

    Low Income Levels

    PTCAS fee waiver is tied to the United States Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) poverty level guidelines. The low-income levels displayed below equals 200% of the DHHS poverty level.

    Persons in Family
    or Household
    48 Contiguous States
    and DC
    Alaska Hawaii
    1 $23,760 $29,680 $27,340
    2 $32,040 $40,040 $36,860
    3 $40,320 $50,400 $46,380
    4 $48,600 $60,760 $55,900
    5 $56,880 $71,120 $65,420
    6 $65,160 $81,480 $74,940
    7 $73,460 $91,840 $84,460
    8 $81,780 $102,240 $94,020
    For each additional
    person add
    $8,320 $10,500 $9,560


  • Last Updated: 4/19/2017
    Contact: ptcasinfo@ptcas.org