Fee Waiver Program
Discounted or free subscriptions for parents in financial need.
We believe in our tools.
We want every parent who could benefit from using the OurFamilyWizard® toolset to be able to use our services. But we understand that some may not have the financial means to purchase an annual subscription, which is why we have offered fee waivers since our inception.
Applying is easy.
Download the fillable PDF fee waiver application, complete all required steps as outlined in the application, and return it to us with the necessary supporting documentation.
In most cases, in order to qualify you will need to be working with legal aid, receive certain forms of government assistance, or have an attorney doing pro bono work for you. If you have paid representation, most likely you will not qualify for a fee waiver.
Fee Waiver Program FAQ's
Do I need to have a legal professional apply for me?
No. The only instances in which a legal professional should complete this form for you is if they are working with you pro bono or at a reduced rate from the normal cost of their services. If you are applying because you receive benefits that will qualify you for a fee waiver, you may complete and submit the application on your own.
Can I apply for a fee waiver for my co-parent?
No. Each parent must apply for their own fee waiver.
What types of benefits or documentation will NOT qualify me for a fee waiver?
While we accept a variety of benefits for our fee waiver program, you will not qualify for a fee waiver if the only benefits you receive are disability benefits, Medicare benefits, or Social Security. Also, we do not accept tax documents as eligible documentation to be approved for a fee waiver.
For the benefits that will qualify me for a fee waiver, what is an acceptable form of documentation to demonstrate the benefits I receive?
Receiving certain types of benefits will make you eligible for our fee waiver program including housing or utility assistance, Medicaid, or food assistance. To demonstrate your receipt of these benefits, we will accept a copy of an award letter or other similar documentation which verifies that you have received these benefits within the past 90 days. Please do not submit copies of cards (i.e., a copy of an EBT card) or tax documents as proof of benefits, as these alone will not be accepted.
My child receives certain benefits. Can I apply for a fee waiver and submit proof of their benefits?
No. You can only qualify for a fee waiver via proof of benefits if the benefits are under your name.
How do I submit my fee waiver application?
Please submit your application and any supporting documentation to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at (952) 548-8159.
How long does it take to receive a decision about my fee waiver application?
After you have sent us your application and any supporting documentation, please allow up to 5 business days to receive a response. Please expect to receive this response via email.
I received a fee waiver last year. Can I renew my OFW subscription with another fee waiver?
Yes. If you continue to meet the qualifications for our fee waiver program, you may re-apply to renew your subscription. To do so, you must re-submit our fee waiver application along with any supporting documentation that shows that you continue to meet one of our qualifications to receive a fee waiver. You are welcome to begin the process within as early as 3 months from the date your current subscription is set to expire.