Application Fee Waivers

How to Request a Fee Waiver

The School of Statistics is pleased to provide graduate application fee waivers for entry in Fall 2024 to the first 90 US citizens or permanent residents who apply. A limited number of international applicants from the following countries are also eligible for a fee waiver: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, South Sudan, Somalia, and Ukraine.

Request a fee waiver by submitting this form

It is very important that you make the request BEFORE you click "Finalize Application and Pay" on the Review page of your application. If you complete your application and pay the application fee, you forgo the opportunity for this waiver. 

Screenshot showing to click the green button that says "Finalize Application and Pay" at the end of the application.

You will be notified promptly whether your request has been approved and you can finalize your application accordingly. 

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McNair Scholars, please directly contact the University of Minnesota Graduate School at McNair Scholar Resources

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) FreeApp program offers fee waivers for selected individuals.