Application Fee Waiver
Certain applicants may qualify to have their application fee waived. Request this waiver by selecting the "application fee waiver" option in the payment area of the online application for your chosen program.
I. Students participating in any of the following programs automatically receive application fee waivers:
• CA State University Sally Casanova predoctoral scholars
• CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM)
• Fulbright scholars
• Graduate from HBCU's (historically black colleges and institutions)
• LS-AMP (Louis-Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM - National counterpart to CAMP)
• MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers)
• MBRS-IMSD (Minority Biomedical Research Support - Initiative for Maximizing Student Development)
• Peace Corps volunteers
• Ronald McNair scholars
• UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees)
• UCOP-Tuskegee Partnership Interns/Alumni
• UCSF Summer Research Training Program alumni
• VEF (Vietnam Education Foundation)
II. US citizens or permanent residents who demonstrate financial need
To be eligible for a fee waiver based on financial need, your adjusted gross income — based on your most current federal income tax return — must not exceed the federal poverty standards defined by the Department of Health and Human Services. These standards, which are updated annually, are accessible at: aspe.hhs.gov/poverty
If you are requesting a fee waiver based on financial need, please select the "financial need" fee waiver option in the payment area of the online application.
III. Extenuating circumstances
US citizens or permanent residents who do not meet the standards given above, but who would have significant difficulty in paying application fees, may still apply for the waiver. In this case, please select the "financial need" fee waiver option in the payment area of the online application and indicate that you have extenuating circumstances.
Status of fee waiver application
We will notify you of our fee waiver decision by e-mail. If we approve your fee waiver, please submit your application once you have completed all sections.
For further information on applying for a fee waiver, contact Liz Silva, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, [email protected].