Application Fee Waiver

The Graduate School does not offer graduate application fee waivers.  There are two programs that qualified students can use for application fee waivers – Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp program and the McNair Fee Waiver.  

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.

Requests for Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp Request Form. We strongly recommend that applicants review the Eligibilty prior to filling out the form.

For more information, please contact:
Aida Montalvo
Michigan State University
The Graduate School
Chittenden Hall
466 W. Circle Dr. Rm 230
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: 517-353-3063

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.