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Fee Rules for Financial Aid Applications

Admissions managers can charge candidates fees to cover the cost of processing financial aid applications. You'll set up the default amount that typical candidates should be charged when you edit the application form.

However, you can also charge variable amounts for different candidates. To set up fee rules for candidates with exceptional circumstances, from onBoard select Settings, choose Application Forms, and then select Fee Rules.

  • To enter a generic exception for any reason, select "Apply for Financial Aid" as the Fee Rule Type, enter the Fee Amount, select Add Rule, and select Save.

  • Because foreign documentation may be more difficult to process, your school may want to charge higher fees when international students apply for financial aid. To set up fees for international candidates, select "International" as the Fee Rule Type, enter the Fee Amount, select Add Rule, and select Save.

  • Your school may want to charge lower fees when employees apply for financial aid. To set up specific fees for staff members, select "Employee Role" as theFee Rule Type, choose the Employee Roles for this fee, enter the Fee Amount, select Add Rule, and select Save.

Tip: When necessary, your school can waive or refund a fee for a specific candidate.

Note: If you have more than one Fee Rule, the lowest fee is automatically selected for the user. Therefore, we recommend setting up one application for International Fee rule, and a separate application for employees.