NSHSS Fee Waiver Program

All fee waivers require an application and cannot be processed over the phone.

It is our commitment that the membership fee and its payment never stands in the way of a qualified student becoming a member. However, since the membership fees provide for the services of all members we do request that you carefully and honestly assess your abilities to pay the fee and request a full or partial fee waiver only when necessary. There are two types of fee waivers available: partial and full.

Partial Fee Waiver

The Society awards partial fee waivers to those families suffering from financial hardship. Students awarded a partial fee waiver pay $30 for Society membership. Some examples of past approved situations include: temporary loss of income or employment, unexpected medical expenses. These are not the only situations which will be approved, but represent examples of past situations. In order to meet these guidelines a family must fill out the partial fee waiver form and attach the proper documentation. Please mail these items back to the headquarters postmarked on or before the deadline specified on your confirmation card. Download the Partial Fee Waiver Request Forms Packet and print it out. You will need this packet and your confirmation card to request a partial fee waiver.

Full Fee Waiver

The Society awards full fee waiver requests to students who have significant documented financial hardships. (Full fee waiver requests accompanied by a completed Educator Verification of Necessity Form do not need financial documentation.) Some examples of past approved situations include: death of a parent or guardian, displacement or damage due to natural disaster, and loss of income due to long term disability. These are not the only situations which will be approved, but represent the gravity of difficulty.

We can only accept those full fee waiver requests that are submitted according to the guidelines. In order to meet these guidelines a family must fill out the full fee waiver form and attach the proper documentation. Please mail these items back to the headquarters postmarked on or before the deadline. Download the Full Fee Waiver Request Forms Packet and print it out. You will need this packet and your confirmation card to request a full fee waiver.

Applications

Pdf IconDownload the Partial Fee Waiver Application

Pdf IconDownload the Full Fee Waiver Application