Application Fee Waiver

Applicants who meet the following criteria may be eligible for an application fee waiver:

  • Domestic applicants who attend UH Graduate School’s virtual information sessions qualify for an application fee waiver. More information will be provided at the sessions.
  • McNair Scholars McNair Scholars are required to provide verification of their McNair Scholar status from the McNair Scholars Program Director at their institution.
  • The PhD Project Conference Participants: Conference participants are required to provide verification of their approved conference acceptance from the PhD Project.
  • A veteran who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.

There’s no other eligibility.

If you are a McNair Scholar or participant of the PhD Project Conference or a U.S. veteran, you may be qualified for an application fee waiver. Please complete the following online form.

Requesting a Special Application Fee Waiver

Under rare circumstances, we grant an application fee waiver to an applicant under extreme financial difficulties. The applicant may request an application fee waiver by filling out the following online form. We have a very limited number of slots, and a waiver is not guaranteed. To apply for a fee waiver, the applicant must be able to prove strenuous financial circumstances. The fee waiver request must be submitted at least 15 days before the application deadline.

Use the form provided as follows. Do not email the Ph.D. Director or Ph.D. Coordinators your application fee waiver requests.

Before requesting a fee waiver, you must first start your online application at CollegeNet and upload all the required application materials. If you request a fee waiver, please do not pay the application fee until you find out if your request for a waiver is granted or not. If we deny your request for a waiver, we will instruct you to pay the fee. If your application fee waiver is approved, you will be notified of a fee waiver code.

Bauer College Ph.D. Application Fee Waiver Request Form