Assessment Resources

Access for All

Access to testing, applications, and independent schools must be fair and equitable.  In conjunction with member schools, The Enrollment Management Association has offered millions of dollars in fee waivers for the SSAT and the SAO each year for students in need who are seeking educational opportunity with our member schools.

Related Articles: 

Myth Busting: Fee Waivers - Correcting common misconceptions about the fee waiver program

An Unwaivering Commitment to Access - About the fee waiver program

SSAT Fee Waivers - An introduction


“In my experience working with students from socioeconomically challenged backgrounds, the entire prep school application process feels to them like they are entering a dark labyrinth. At each turn, they fear they will encounter yet another setback! These are fears admission counselors can allay if each member of the admission staff is briefed and knowledgeable of how efficiently and effectively to procure fee waivers for students who require them. Let’s all strive to be a thread for those who may be wandering blindly.” 
- Erin Avery, CEP, Founder, Avery Educational Resources