Academic Fee Waivers

National Park Service regulations allow school groups and other approved national and international academic institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided the visit is for educational or scientific purposes, and the resources or facilities that the group intends to use support those purposes. Academic fee waivers are not granted automatically. Applicant groups must demonstrate that they qualify for the waiver. There are three requirements (listed below) that the group must meet to qualify for an academic fee waiver: eligibility, educational purpose, and relevancy of park resources or facilities.

Requirement #1 - Educational Purpose
Applicants must provide a written statement confirming that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered. If the group is on a commercial tour, the applicant must state how the tour supports the curriculum.

Requirement #2 - Relevance of Park Resources
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 - Eligibility
Applicants must prove they are an academic or scientific institution by presenting one of the following types of documentation:

  • A statement confirming educational or scientific tax exemption from the IRS or the applicant's national, state, or local tax authority;or
  • A statement from an academic institution that meets one of these eligibility standards confirming that the group is visiting for the purpose of providing transferable academic credit based on a curriculum;or,
  • A statement confirming accreditation or recognition as an educational institution from a qualified national, regional, state, or local authority.

Home Schools
Home schools may be granted fee waivers based on the course of study following the procedures above, as long as they meet your state requirements for home schools. A copy of your state's department of education requirements may be requested if you are out-of-state.

Submitting a Fee Waiver

Completed applications along with required documentation may be submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail.
Email: e-mail us
Fax: 435-586-3813
Mail: Cedar Breaks National Monument
Attention: Trevor Lopez, Fee Supervisor
2390 West Highway 56, Suite #11
Cedar City, UT 84720

All applications must be received three weeks prior to your anticipated trip.

Academic Fee Waiver Application Form

If your group does not meet the three requirements your group will be charged regular fee rates.for more information. Visit our Fees page

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2390 West Highway 56
Suite #11

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 586-9451 x4420
The number above will contact our Administrative office in Cedar City. You can contact the monument directly, from mid June - mid October, by calling (435) 586-0787.

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