Member Institution Fee Waiver

Check this list to find out which institutions have told us they are offering fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. If an institution is not on this list, please go to the institution's description page and contact the admissions officer. Ask him/her if the institution offers fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Please note that some of the institutions might request a certificate of recognition.


Wesleyan University

The Wesleyan application fee of $55 will be waived for Ventures Scholars.  When you apply please email  and include “Venture Scholars Fee Waiver” in the subject line.

Send inquiry if you would like more information


Northwestern University

In recognition of membership in the Venture Scholars Program, Northwestern University grants application fee waivers for all Venture Scholars. 

Online Applicants (

1. Common Application: After submitting the Common Application and initiating the Northwestern Supplement, go to the “Payments” page. Select Northwestern University, then click “Other” below the “Fee Waiver Request” heading. A check box will appear; click the box, then click “Save.”


2. Northwestern Supplement to the Common Application: While completing the Northwestern Supplement to the Common Application online, you’ll see a space to enter a fee waiver code. Enter this code: 303.

Paper Applicants

If you are using the paper version of the Common Application and the Northwestern Supplement to the Common Application, please enter fee waiver code 303 in the space provided on our supplement.

If you recieve an email stating that your application fee is missing, please reply and state that you are a Venture Scholar.  Upon reciept of your reply, we will be happy to update our records and waive the fee. 

Remember, you must submit both the Common Application and a Northwestern Supplement to the Common Application to be considered for admission.

We look forward to receiving your application to Northwestern University.




Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
All Ventures Scholars qualify for an application fee waiver.

Include in your application verification that you are a member of the Ventures Scholars program.  Email questions to


Carleton College
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New York

Fordham University
As a Venture Scholar, Fordham will waive the $50 application fee when you submit the Common Application online or by mail to Fordham University.
Please email Pedro Hipolito at to receive a Venture Scholar Application Fee Waiver.


Case Western Reserve University
There is no application fee for applications submitted online.  Complete and submit the Common Application.


Drexel University

Drexel will waive your $75 application fee if you apply online or submit an application during a scheduled campus visit.

For more about admissions requirements, visit

Saint Francis University

The $30 application fee will be waived for all Venture Scholar Program students. 

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Swarthmore College
You do not need to use NACAC or College Board fee waivers for Swarthmore. Fee waivers are available via the Common Application or Coalition Application. We also partner with QuestBridge, which does not charge an application fee to use its application platform. Transfer students enrolled in a community or junior college do not need to pay the application fee. Veterans and active-duty service members do not need to pay the application fee.
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