How do I know if my fee is waived?

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Written by Jonathan Petts, Esq.  
Updated May 16, 2019


For the $335 court fee, you'll get a notice in the mail that tells you if your fee is waived.

For the $335 court fee, you'll get a notice in the mail that tells you if your fee is waived.

For the $14.95 credit counseling fee, also called Course 1, and the $9.95 debtor education fee, also called Course 2, you'll get an email from Debtor CC telling you whether you qualified. You can also always call Debtor CC at 1 (800) 610-3920 if you have questions. 

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