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Allows a student to pay a lesser rate of tuition than the student would normally pay. Waivers usually refer to tuition alone, rather than tuition and fees.

Waiver Impact Code - FAD

Enter the eligibility of the student to get aid (Exemption/Waiver code). Enter the tuition fee impact, whether it is thru the COA or financial aid. Enter the award amount or the fee amount charged.


A race of a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.