If you plan to request an application fee waiver, you may begin an application, but do not submit it. Your fee waiver must be approved before you submit your application. Please request the waiver and submit required documentation at least two weeks before application deadlines.

The Graduate School is able to grant application fee waivers only in limited circumstances.

If you are a domestic applicant, and a participant in one of the following programs:

  • McNair Scholars
  • Project 1000
  • MARC* STAR Participants
  • Gates Millennium Scholars

Please email Graduate.Inquire@oregonstate.edu for instructions regarding how to receive an application fee waiver.

If you are a domestic applicant and can document financial need:

Please briefly describe your situation (including name of institution now attending) in an email and send one of the following supporting documents to Graduate.Admissions@oregonstate.edu.

  • Copy of Part 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the institution you are currently attending
  • Proof of being a SNAP participant
  • Documentation of dislocated worker benefit eligibility
  • Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs indicating participation in or eligibility for rehabilitation services