Academic Fee Waiver


Academic Fee Waiver Application (pdf)

If you cannot fill this form out electronically, you must PRINT CLEARLY. We cannot process what we cannot read.

The following information has been taken directly from National Park Service Regulations (NPS DO-22). This is the guideline to be followed in granting education fee waivers. Bona fide educational or scientific institutions may qualify if the following conditions are met. Please Read Carefully. Your application package must contain all of the following.

  1. Current official documentation of recognition of affiliation as an educational institution by a Federal, State or local government entity, or other evidence attesting to educational status is attached (e.g. ACCREDITATION LETTER or an EDUCATIONAL TAX EXEMPT LETTER). It is insufficient to merely state or imply this on official letterhead. Your fee waiver CANNOT be processed without one of these documents submitted with your application.
  2. There must be a direct relationship between the visit purpose and the use of the Park. The visit must be to study some aspect/resource specific to Glen Canyon. A general statement to the effect that the visit is for "educational purposes" is insufficient by itself. An explanation of what the educational purpose entails and how is related to Park resources is required. (Course outlines, lesson plans, or a copy of the curriculum meet this requirement.)
  3. The applicant is providing educational credit hours based on a specific course of instruction. The visit shall not be primarily for recreation purposes. (Generally, camping is considered a recreational activity). This requirement can be met by stating the course number, description and/or a copy of the catalog description for college courses or an outline of student work required for K-12.

Applications (download link is at the top of this page) must be received in the Fee Management Office 2-4 weeks in advance of the anticipated visit.

  • Fees will be waived only if each vehicle has a copy of the fee waiver.
  • Number of Chaperones allowed will be: 20 College students - 1 Chaperone, 12 High School students - 1 Chaperone, 5 Elementary students - 1 Chaperone



Fee waivers are not granted solely or partially on distance to their facilities and/or economic justification.

Organizations that are generally considered service, civic or fraternal, e.g. Scouting, Rotary, Elks and so forth do NOT quality for the education fee waiver, unless they meet the above applicable criteria.

Submit the application (download application from the top of the page)

Submit via email or print and mail to our offices. If you have questions please call 928-608-6200.


Please email to with the subject: "Academic Fee Waiver"


Fee Management Office
P.O. Box 1507
Page, Arizona 86040


Organized Non-Commercial Groups

When the visit is recreational, you enter as an "Organized Non-Commercial Group."

The following fees and regulations then apply

  • Organized Non-Commercial Groups in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 1- 25 are charged the a fee of $7.00 per adult, not to exceed $40.00. In vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 26+ the fee will not exceed $100.00. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not then qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.
  • The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed the $100 fee per vehicle.
  • Organized Non-Commercial Groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes. Organized Non-Commercial Groups include church groups, college/school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.
  • All holders of America The Beautiful Annual or Military Passes, Senior or Access Passes, and Glen Canyon Annual Passes are allowed free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.
Fee waivers do not include camping fees.

Last updated: March 20, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


928 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed. If you are having an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.

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