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Fee Waivers

If you are considering Stanford graduate programs and need assistance with the application fees, consider applying for a fee waiver.

Stanford Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of our student body. With this commitment in mind, we are able to offer a limited number of fee waivers to applicants experiencing financial hardship. There are a few ways prospective graduate students can apply for fee waivers:

  1. Applicants can apply for a GRE Fee Reduction Voucher
  2. Applicants can apply for a Diversity Programs Fee Waiver
  3. Applicants can apply for a School-Based Fee Waiver

Fee waiver information 18-19 (PDF)

Information on school-based fee waivers.

GRE Fee Reduction Voucher

The Educational Testing Service offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements.

Diversity Programs Fee Waiver

If you have participated in a qualifying diversity-based program such as McNair, Amgen, or Leadership Alliance, you may also qualify for an additional type of fee waiver.

School-Based Fee Waiver

Applicants who do not qualify for the GRE or Diversity Program waivers can request an application fee waiver directly from Stanford Engineering. We especially encourage first-generation, low-income students and underrepresented students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Please allow at least 10 business days for processing.