How To Request an Educational Fee Waiver
Educational Fee Waiver Application Instructions
Educational entrance fee waivers are granted to accredited educational institutions whose curriculum relate specifically to the resources of Devils Tower National Monument. Please complete and submit an Application for Waiver of Fees (334 KB PDF). Please review instructions for detailed specifics and requirements in completing this form prior to sending request. (found on page 2) YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR ACCREDIATION LETTER OR TAX EXEMPT LETTER IN ADDITION TO THE FEE WAIVER REQUEST FORM. PACKAGES SUBMITTED WITHOUT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL RECEIVED. PLEASE SEE FEE WAIVER INSTRUCTIONS FORM FOR DETAILS.
The following information has been taken directly from National Park Service Regulations (NPS-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 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 WILL NOT be processed without one of these documents submitted with the 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 Devils Tower. 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. State 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. The applicant must be providing educational credit hours based on a specific course of instruction to group participants.
Number of Chaperones allowed under fee waiver criteria:
Applications must be received 1 week in advance of the anticipated visit.
If the application is approved, the group's official will receive a copy of the application with an approval signature--Each vehicle must present a copy of the approved fee waiver at the park entrance station.
Mail application to:
Devils Tower National Monument
FAX to: 307-467-5350
Did You Know?
Devils Tower is made of phonolite porphyry. Phonolite refers to the ringing of the rock when a small slab is struck, and its ability to reflect sound. Porphyry refers to its texture, large crystals of feldspar embedded in a mass of smaller crystals.