If you believe you are unable to pay the filing fee, complete an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and submit it along with your complaint. Additional information is also available in the Instructions for Filing a Civil Action on Your Own Behalf.
A judge, not the Clerk's Office, will review your request and determine whether you qualify to file your case without paying the full filing fee.
The Court does not accept cash as payment. The Court accepts the following as payment: cashier's check, money order, personal check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Checks and money orders must be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court".