The application fee is $125 and is nonrefundable.
You are prompted to pay the application fee at the time you submit your application.
We accept payments via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club) or via bank transfer from a U.S. checking account.
The application fee may not be refunded under any circumstance, including withdrawal of the application from admission consideration prior to receiving a decision.
If you qualify for one of the following, you may request an application fee waiver. Refer to the Explore Graduate Programs page for application deadlines.
|Type||Eligibility||Deadline to Request Waiver|
|GRE Fee Reduction Waiver||U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have received a GRE Fee Reduction Voucher from ETS||10 business days (two weeks) before application deadline*|
|Program Participation Waiver||Participants in good standing in one of the listed programs||10 business days (two weeks) before application deadline*|
|School-Based Waiver||Those who meet School eligibility requirements and do not qualify for the GRE Fee Reduction Waiver or the Program Participation Waiver||10 business days (two weeks) before application deadline*|
Submit your fee waiver request by the deadline listed above and before you submit your online application for graduate study to ensure a timely decision.
*If you submit your fee waiver request after the deadline (less than 10 business days before your graduate program's application deadline), we cannot guarantee that it will be reviewed by the application deadline. Please consider the following scenarios:
- 10 or more business days before the application deadline: Submit your fee waiver request during this period to ensure that you will receive a decision before the application deadline.
- Less than 10 business days before the application deadline: If you submit your fee waiver request during this period, it may still be reviewed but this is not guaranteed. If you do not receive a decision by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the application deadline and you still wish to be considered for admission, you should submit your application and pay the fee before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
- After the application deadline: You will not be permitted to submit a fee waiver request after the application deadline has passed for your intended program.