Fee Waiver Information
National Park Service regulations allow academic institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided the visit is for academic or scientific purposes, and the resources or facilities that the group intends to use support those purposes.
Requirement #1: Eligibility
Applicants must prove they are an academic or scientific institution by presenting one of the following types of documentation:
1. A statement confirming educational or scientific tax exemption from the IRS or the applicant's national, state, or local tax authority; or
Requirement #2: Relevance
Applicants must provide a written explanation identifying the park resources and/or facilities that will be used to support the educational purpose of the visit, and how they are relevant to that purpose.
Requirement #3: Educational Purpose
Applicants must provide a written statement confirming that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered.
All applications must be submitted two weeks in advance to allow for processing time. Applications submitted less than two weeks may not be granted due to inability to verify documentation.
Last updated: July 18, 2023