IGNOU Fee Exemption for SC/ST Students 2024: Eligibility, Free Courses List

IGNOU Fee Exemption for July 2024 Session – IGNOU has officially announced fee reimbursement for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories who want to take admission to IGNOU for July 2024 session. Candidates of these categories will receive their fees refunded after filling out an application form and submitting it to the concerned authority with related documents it.

Candidates need to submit this application form to the concerned IGNOU Regional Centre from where they took admission in the current session. Candidates have to read the complete notification of fee reimbursement which was recently released by IGNOU Head Office.

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IGNOU Fee Reimbursement Form 2024

IGNOU has released the Fee Reimbursement Form 2024 for all the students coming from backward categories of the society such as SC and ST. All the students who wish to make use of the fee waiver facility must fill in the form and submit it with all the required documents at the Regional Centres of the university.

IGNOU Fee Reimbursement

IGNOU offers the facility of fee reimbursement to the students who come from the backward category of the society and face financial difficulties. The university offers such facility to the students to accomplish its aim to spreading literacy to a wider strata of the society. This article will talk about all the details related to IGNOU Fee Reimbursement Form 2024.


Students have to fulfil a number of eligibility criteria in order to avail of the fee reimbursement feature of the university.

  • The fee reimbursement is available only for specific courses such as BAM, BCOMF, BSCM, and others. Talk to your Regional Centre to know whether you can avail the fee waiver with your registered course or not.
  • You must be from the SC or ST category of the society. You must submit your category certificate during form submission.
  • Your last year’s family income has to be lesser than 2.5 lacs. You must present the family income certificate while submitting the form.
  • Students willing to avail fee-waiver must pay a non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 300 and a development fee of Rs. 200.

IGNOU Fee Refund Application 2024

Interested candidates who wish to apply for IGNOU fee waiver can download the Fee Refund Application by following these steps.

Step – 1 – You will get the IGNOU Fee Refund Application form from the official portal http://ignou.ac.in/.

Step – 2 – Under Student Zone, click on Student Zone

Step – 3 – Now search for Forms from the options available.

Step – 4 – On the left column, you will get the option of SC/ST Fee Reimbursement, on which you much click.

Step – 5 – On the next page, click on Fee Reimbursement Form to download it.

How to Avail Fee Exemption for SC/ST 2024?

Just getting the fee reimbursement form is not enough, it is just the starting. You must know the method on how to avail of the facility.

Step – 1 – Download the Fee Exemption/ Reimbursement form and fill it up.

Step – 2 – Attach the necessary documents that are your caste certificate, family income certificate, and a cancelled check of the account number where you want your fee amount.

Step – 3 – Submit the form along with the documents to the Regional Centre from where you have taken admission.

The officials at the Regional Centre will guide you through other necessary steps if required.

Apart from fee reimbursement, there are also some courses for which the university offers fee exemption for students coming from the SC/ST category. The students must upload their caste certificate on the admission portal to avail the fee exemption facility.

IGNOU SC/ST Free Course List 2024

While IGNOU offers fee reimbursement for some courses, the university also offers certain free courses to candidates coming from the SC and ST categories.

Under the Bachelors Degree program, these three courses are free for the SC/ST candidates:

  • Bachelor of Science (General)
  • Bachelor of Commerce General)
  • Bachelor of Arts (General)

Apart from the Bachelor’s degree, there are also many free courses under the Certificate Program, Post Graduate Certificate Program, Diploma Program, and Post Graduate Diploma Program. Contact the Regional Centres or check out the details in the IGNOU’s brochure to know about the free courses that you can avail.

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Required Documents for IGNOU Fee Exemption

  • Copy of student’s ID Card
  • Self Attested Copy of Caste Certificate (SC or ST)

IGNOU Fee Exemption July 2024 Official Notification

IGNOU Fee Exemption for SC-ST in July 2024

Important Instructions for IGNOU Fee Waiver Scheme

  1. The scheme is now extended to the academic programs for the July 2024 cycle for SC/ST students. You can see the list of courses for more details.
  2. The eligible students may opt for fee reimbursement at the time of online application of July 2024 and submit the scanned copy of their caste certificate to verify the claim of fee reimbursement by the candidates. The certificate for the same will be verified online by the online admission department so you don’t have to submit any offline form for the same.
  3. Employed applicants or beneficiaries of similar benefits from other sources will not be eligible for fee reimbursement.
  4. The student who is already enrolled in a degree program or admitted to the certificate or diploma program is not eligible for fee reimbursement for the diploma/certificate program as it is valid only for one program at a time.
  5. IGNOU Fee Reimbursement Applications will be accepted only until the closing of the current admission session. No reimbursement application will be entertained after this date.
  6. The Fee reimbursement is applicable for fresh admission in the July 2024 session as well as re-registration for the next year or semester.

IGNOU Fee Exemption for SC/ST 2024: FAQs

Q1. Who is eligible for fee concession?
Answer: Students who come from the SC/ST class and have a family income of less than 2.5 lacs can avail of a fee concession at IGNOU.

Q2. How to apply for fee concession in IGNOU?
Answer: You have to submit a fee reimbursement form along with the necessary documents at IGNOU Regional Centre, to avail of fee concession at IGNOU.

Q3. Is IGNOU free for SC students?
Answer: Some courses from different programs are free for the SC students at IGNOU.

Q4. Do SC students get scholarships?
Answer: Yes, IGNOU has introduced several scholarship options that SC students can use to get an education at IGNOU.

101 thoughts on “IGNOU Fee Exemption for SC/ST Students 2024: Eligibility, Free Courses List”

  1. Iam a sc student in ignou …but ididnt get any fee relaxation from the university and also I submitted all certificate including caste certificate and income certificate …please help me to refund my fee …there is no response from regional center…pls help me ease reply

  2. Hello Sir/Madam ..I’m seeking for fee reimbursement from IGNOU…as per as I have completed my MA from there…I belong to SC community…how I will get reimbursement… would anyone let me know please.

  3. sir i am joined to the course of d m t d ( diploma in meat technology) my enrolment number is 2254590854. sir i am a s /c candidate. please help my course fees refunded my account. nov- admission as an s c candidate.

  4. Sir i want to apply for fee riumbursement in july admission 2022 as an ST students,can you please tell me the details about this process.

    1. sir i am madhu i am joined to the course of d m t (diploma in meat technology ) my enrolment number is 2254590854 . sir i am a sc candidate. .please my course fee re_impersemet in nov admission 2022 as an sc candidate.

  5. Respectively Sir/Mam, I am passed ma sociology from Panjab University can I do MSW in IGNU 2022-23.and I am belong to sc category for concessions in fee….

  6. sir i am a sc student for this july 2022 session BA free admission and i am contractual employee
    programme fee is countable for me please reply me mail.

  7. Sir,

    I had filled fresh Registration form for the course of MBA. I belong to SC community. I am unable to avail the exemption while i opted option fee exemption and i am unemployed. My family income is less than Rs.50000/-

    I am trying since last year for every session. But after filling the admission form, it takes me to payment page.

    I do not know what is the issue.

    Please help me in this regards.

    Kindly do the needful.

    1. I believe you need to pay the total amount first and then reach your Regional Center to fill out a Fee Reimbursement Form which will ask for your personal and bank details to get the fee deposited into your account in a few days.

      I suggest you go to the Regional Center first to confirm all this and take steps accordingly.

    2. you should not fill the amount of scholarship eligible column,and upload caste income with educational certificates

    3. Hello Prem,

      Recently i enquired in regional office pune they are saying there no fee exemption for MBA course. I was planning to take admission but now i doubt what should i do

  8. sir where did i get fee reimbursement form 2022 for sc student. please reply. Is it available on line?

  9. my date of year 1966. I am pass new ssc in science, but 12th not clear. I want to study minimum graduation. how can i do?

  10. Did Fees exempted ST/SC students admission seekers had to pay Processing Fees for the current admission cycle January 2022

  11. Is the ST Student’s has to Pay any Processing Fees for admission in the Jan-2022 cycle, which was under exemption lists.


  12. Sir my question is SC Student deposit examination fees current exam

    sir SC ke student fees bharni hai ya phir free hai exam fees

    1. sir i am belongs to sc student but i didn’t applied NSP… why.. and fees also not refund to me.. ? ?? replay me plzz

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