To be eligible to apply for a waiver of the application fee you must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident Visa Holder. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply for a fee waiver.
The deadline for applying for a Fee Waiver for Fall 2015 is December 1, 2014.
Requests for a Fee Waiver (and supporting documents) received after December 1, 2014 will not be considered.
All individuals meeting the eligibility requirements who wish to be considered for a waiver or refund of the application fee must follow the directions given below for the appropriate option. Except as noted, all applicants must pay the application fee when submitting their application.
Prior to the approval of your Fee Waiver you must have started an application. Your Fee Waiver Request Form and any supporting documents should be emailed to us before the December 1, 2014 deadline. Do not submit your application until a decision has been made on your Fee Waiver Request.
Download the Fee Waiver Request Form, fill in the appropriate sections, select "save as" and save the document in Adobe Reader to your computer and attach the saved Fee Waiver Request Form to an email, along with any supporting documents. Do not scan or alter this form in any way.
If you are using a Mac computer please make sure you save the form in Adobe Reader and NOT in Preview, if it is saved in Preview this will delay your Fee Waiver request.
Fee Waiver Request forms are non-transferrable. If your personal information was not filled in, please do so before signing and sending the form to us.
Please review the three options below to determine if you are eligible to apply for a refund or waiver of the application fee.
Participants in certain fellowship programs and recipients of certain fellowship funds do not have to pay the application fee but their request for a fee waiver and all supporting documents must be received, processed and approved, before the December 1, 2013 deadline and prior to the submission of your application. If you participated in, or received funding from one of the programs listed below, you must complete a Fee Waiver Request Form (see link at the top right of this page) and send it, along with appropriate program documentation and dates of participation. Do not submit your application until a decision has been made on your request. If you have already submitted your application then you will be refunded the application fee but funds can take several weeks to process.
Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar
Clare Mellon Fellowship Recipient
Fulbright/IIE Fellowship Recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year
Henry Fellowship Recipient
Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)
McNair Fellowship Recipient
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities
in Engineering and Science/GEM Fellow
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers/IRT Participant
Minority Access to Research Careers/MARC Participant
Yale SURF/Yale Leadership Alliance Participant
Formal Exchange Program between Yale and another institution
PPIA Fellowship Recipient
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Recipient
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (Yellow Ribbon Eligible)
Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship Recipients
If you are applying to the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) or Chemistry and received a pre-coded Fee Waiver Request Form from a recruitment event or via a targeted mailing, or if you received a signed Fee Waiver Request Form from a Yale Graduate School Recruitment or ODEO Event you must provide that form. If your request for a fee waiver is received, processed and approved prior to December 1, 2014 and you have not submitted your application you will not be prompted for payment of the fee when you do submit your application. If you have already submitted your application then you will be refunded the application fee but refunds can take some time to process. .
If you are not a participant in one of the above programs you may still be eligible for a refund of the application fee. You must meet the criteria and include the required documentation as listed on the Fee Waiver Request Form. For Fee Waiver Requests received on or before the deadline and approved, a credit will be issued to your credit card. Do not hold up the submission of your application while waiting for action on your Fee Waiver Request.
On the Fee Waiver Request Form you must indicate the basis for your request. These are:
If you submit your application before your Fee Waiver Request form, a refund will be issued to your credit card account once your Fee Waiver Request form is received and approved provided the request was received on or before December 1, 2014.
* Applicants qualifying under Option A or B will not be required nor will you be prompted for the application fee if a Fee Waiver Request Form and supporting documentation (if required) is received (prior to the December 1, 2014 deadline) and approved prior to the submission of an application.