Generally, the Graduate School does not offer graduate application fee waivers. However, there are three scenarios that qualified students can use for application fee waivers, the Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp program, and the McNair Fee Waiver and the participation in targeted events (SACNAS, ABRCMS, AISES, ERN, SROP, etc.).
Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp Program
The Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp program is designed to increase access to graduate education for students who possess qualities and experiences that enhance the diversity of the intellectual, cultural and social environments at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities.
For more information, please contact:
Michigan State University
The Graduate School
466 W. Circle Dr. Rm 230
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
McNair Fee Waiver
McNair Scholars should contact the McNair Coordinator at their current institution to get the McNair Scholars Fee Waiver Form. Once that form is complete, it should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Otherwise they can fill out this form with their application ID number, http://bit.ly/MSUMcNair.
Targeted Conferences and Events
Students that participated in targeted conferences and events (SACNAS, ABRCMS, AISES, ERN, SROP, etc.). Can submit for application fee waiver by filling out this form, http://bit.ly/MSUeventwaiver.
Questions about McNair and events waivers or to schedule a McNair Visit to campus, please contact Steven Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 517-432-3268.