Application Fee Waiver Information

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs - Diversity Programs is pleased to offer application fee waivers to US citizens and US permanent residents who demonstrate a financial hardship, current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, or those who have participated in specified organizations and training programs listed below. Please complete an application fee waiver request form to the school in which you are applying. Allow at least three business days to process your request, and you will receive an email once your application fee waiver request has been reviewed. Please read the content below to view a full listing of the organizations, programs, and criteria in which we will grant an application fee waiver.


Step 1: Before beginning the application fee waiver form, please make sure that you have first created an online account by establishing a username and password to start your graduate school application.  If you have not created an account, you will be required to do so before you can access the application fee waiver form.  Select the respective school for your graduate program from the Start Your Graduate Application accordion option below and select "First-time users" to create your online account.

Step 2: Select the respective application fee waiver form from the Submit in Your Application Fee Waiver Form accordion below, and log into your online account with your username and password.

Step 3: Complete all questions asked and upload any requested documentation to confirm your eligibility status, if applicable.

Important information to know in processing an application fee waiver request:

  • You must have your application started before requesting a fee waiver.
  • You cannot be granted a fee waiver after payment of the application fee.
  • International applicants are not eligible for application fee waivers.
  • Application fee waiver requests are accepted up to a week prior to the application submission deadline for each program. Within a week of the application submission deadline, no application fee waiver requests will be granted. If you are unsure of your program’s deadline, then consult the school’s website.

Eligibility Requirements for Fee Waivers:

Select from the options below to view eligbility requirements and criteria available for fee waivers offered at the University of Virginia.