Graduate Application Fee Waiver


Some U.S. or permanent residents who are applying to the Graduate School for their initial graduate degree may be eligible for an application fee waiver based on documented financial need. Applicants must have received a significant amount of need-based aid to qualify for an application fee waiver. If you are a current undergraduate student, documentation includes either a copy of the waiver granted by GRE or GMAT or a copy of your Financial Aid Award for the last two semesters that shows the source(s) of your funding. If you are unable to obtain any other type of documentation, you may substitute tax returns for the previous two years. Applicants are notified in writing only if the request for a waiver is not granted.

  • Waivers are not available for the MBA and MPA application fee.
  • We do not waive the $10 transcript fee for former UT students.

If you are using the ApplyTexas application, when you are ready to submit your online application, indicate that you are paying by check but do not send a check. If you receive a request for the application fee, ignore it.

If you are using the custom application for Engineering or Social Work, do not pay through UT Direct.

After you submit your application and it loads on our system, you will receive an email with your UT EID. After you receive this confirmation, please email Shannon Neuse ( and attach your fee waiver documentation. Before creating the pdf of your documentation, please redact (mark out) your social security number. In the subject line of your email type "Graduate Application Fee Waiver" and your UT EID.

You will be unable to upload any documents to your Application Status check until Shannon Neuse waives your application fee.

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