Applying for the Waiver





You may apply for a fee waiver within the Online Application.

  • Within your application click on the Payment Information tab and scroll down to the Fee Waiver section.
  • Click on the Fee Waiver Request button when you are ready to submit your request.
  • Select the option relevant to you and upload your supporting documents.

You must submit your fee waiver at least two weeks prior to the application deadline (note that you may submit your fee waiver request and return to complete the rest of your application at a later date).





A limited number of application fee waivers are available to qualified U.S. CITIZENS and PERMANENT RESIDENT applicants. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for fee waivers.

AB540 students may apply for a fee waiver if they meet the eligibility requirements. Please contact Walter Boggan for instructions. 

There are three options in which you may qualify for a fee waiver:





If you are affiliated with any of the below research programs, you must provide a signed letter of verification from your program director:

If you do not see your particular program on this list, please contact Walter Boggan to inquire about whether the program is eligible for a fee waiver.

Remember, upload your verification letter to the Fee Waiver Request page, located within the Payment Information tab.


Students who have received significant financial aid from their current university may be eligible for a fee waiver. Acceptable documentation must include (1) A signed letter from a financial aid officer stating your Estimated Student or Family Contribution (EFC) (2) an official financial aid award letter for the current year, or a (3) copy of a university Student Aid Report (SAR).

  • EFC cannot exceed $4,000 (Updated each November)
  • All documents above must include your ESTIMATED STUDENT OR FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC)

You may be eligible for a fee waiver based on your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on your tax return.

Annual family income cannot exceed the maximum AGI listed in the Family Income Guidelines chart below.

FAMILY SIZE (including student)

FAMILY INCOME (Maximum AGI on Tax Return)

1 $23,606 
2 $31,894
3 $40,182
4 $48,479
5 $56,758
For each additional family member Add $8,288



If you should have any questions regarding fee waivers, please contact Walter Boggan.