Application Fee or Fee Waiver

Caltech requires a $75 nonrefundable application fee to be submitted with your preferred application platform.

If the $75 fee creates a hardship for you or your family, you may request a fee waiver by taking one of the following steps:

  • Submit your SAT or ACT fee waiver form with your application or email a copy to Caltech at
  • Complete and submit the fee waiver form provided by the National Associate for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Click here to learn more about this fee waiver program.
  • Request that your school counselor send an email to Caltech ( verifying that the application fee creates a financial hardship on you and your family.
  • You may also opt to use the Coalition Application so that you may get an early indication of your ability to qualify for the application fee waiver. Click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements.