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Graduate Fee Waivers

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If you are considering applying to Stanford graduate programs and need assistance with the application fees, consider applying for a fee waiver. 

Fee Waiver Application for Fall 2020-2021 is CLOSED. Fee Waiver Application for 2021-2022 will open in mid-September 2020.

This application is only valid for applicants to:

  • School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences,
  • Graduate School of Education,
  • Graduate School of Engineering,
  • School of Humanities & Sciences, and
  • School of Medicine.

Applicants to BusinessLawMedicine-MD should apply for fee waivers directly through the respective School. 

GRE Fee Reduction Certificate Based

  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents who obtain GRE fee reduction certificate
  • Deadline: 15 business days before application deadline (3 weeks)
  • Necessary: GRE Fee Reduction Voucher verification (PDF file)

GRE Fee Waiver Details & Application

Diversity Program Participation Based

  • Eligibility: Participation in one of the diversity programs listed in the waiver info page
  • Deadline: 15 business days before application deadline (3 weeks)
  • Necessary: Fee Waiver Verification Form signed by Program Director

Diversity Program Waiver Details & Application

School Based

  • Eligibility: Applicants who do not qualify for GRE or Diversity Program Waivers and meet School eligibilty requirements can request a waiver from the school they are applying to
  • Deadline: 10 business days before application deadline (2 weeks)
  • Necessary: Short answers to screening questions

School Based Waiver Details & Application