Application Fee Waiver Form

Fee waivers must be requested prior to application submission.
  • Are you a current or former member of the following populations/affiliations? Please check the relevant program(s). You will need to show documentation that you are a current, recent member within the last 2 years, or a conference attendee within the last 2 years.
  • An administrator or participant of a special program not listed above may request that GMS add their program to the list of those eligible for an application fee waiver by writing to To be eligible, the program needs to have the following: • A mission that aligns with GMS’ and Boston University’s diversity, inclusion and anti-racism mission • Demonstrate a clear intent for students to enter a master’s, doctoral or research-based graduate program.
  • GMS will waive the application fee for US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a US college or university who demonstrate financial need. Provide one of the following sources of documentation: • a letter verifying your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) signed by you and a financial aid officer at the institution you currently attend • Student Aid Report (SAR; available from the FAFSA website) Be sure to mark out any sensitive personal data such as social security numbers. Please note that financial fee waivers are available only for US citizens or permanent residents.
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