Academic Fee Waivers

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.

A school group does not automatically qualify for a fee-waiver just because the visit is educational. Academic groups must demonstrate that they qualify for the waiver by meeting each of the three requirements listed below:

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
2. A statement from an academic institution that meets one of the eligibility standards confirming that the group is visiting for the purpose of providing transferable academic credit based on a curriculum; or,
3. A statement confirming accreditation or recognition as an educational institution from a qualified national, regional, state, or local authority.

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.
Entrance fee waivers are granted only if each of the above three criteria are met.


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.
If you arrive at the park without the approved fee waiver, you will be required to pay. We cannot issue fee waivers upon request at the entrance station.

Download the Academic Fee Waiver Application here. [PDF 278KB]

Submit all completed applications and required documentation to:



Bryce Canyon National Park
Attn: Fee Manager
P.O. Box 640201
Bryce, Utah 84764-0201

Last updated: July 18, 2023

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