Application Fee Waivers

As a premier public university, Binghamton welcomes applications from students with diverse backgrounds. We understand that some students may face circumstances that make them unable to pay their application fee. Therefore, Binghamton is able to accept specific application fee waivers for students who meet certain criteria demonstrating economic need. Note: International students are not eligible.

Fee waivers are accepted for students who meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:

  • Student’s annual family income falls within SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program Economic Eligibility Guidelines.  Students must accurately report their family income range and household size on the application.
  • Student attends a SUNY-designated high school
  • Student has received or is eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
  • Student is enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
  • Student is enrolled in a federal, state or local program that aids students from low income families (e.g. TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Student’s family receives public assistance.
  • Student lives in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
  • Student is a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • Student is veteran/military or military-connected (see below).

Binghamton's application fee waiver

Eligible students may submit Binghamton's fee waiver request form

Completed fee waiver forms must be emailed to

Transfer students

Binghamton also accepts the following fee waivers:

SUNY waives the $50 application fee for up to seven college choices for transfer students graduating with an AA or AS degree from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college who apply directly to State University four-year colleges for baccalaureate programs.

First-year students

Binghamton also accepts the following fee waivers:

The Common Application Fee Waiver
The College Board Fee Waiver
ACT Waiver
NACAC Fee Waiver 
SUNY Fee Waiver 

Veteran/Military and Military-Connected Students

Fee waivers accepted by Binghamton below. Important note: The required supporting materials depend on the status of the applicant (dependent child, spouse, veteran, active-duty service member or National Guard or Active Reserve member).

SUNY applicants

Common applicants

AmeriCorps Alumni Fee Waiver

If you've completed service through AmeriCorps, including State or National, VISTA and NCCC programs, email with questions on how to submit a fee waiver.


If your request for a fee waiver is denied, follow these instructions to pay your application fee.

Common Application applicants

  • Transfer applicants: Log in to your online status checker and follow the link to pay or mail in a check or money order for $50 to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902 

SUNY Application applicants

  • If you applied using the SUNY Application your application will not be sent to Binghamton until full payment or authorized fee waiver is received by the SUNY Application Services Center. For more information, review the Application Fee Questions section 
  • Mail SUNY payments and fee waivers to The State University of New York, Application Services Center, PO Box 22007, Albany, NY 12201-2007.