Application Fees

Degree seeking applicants must pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Non-degree applicants and former students re-admitting must pay a non-refundable $25 application fee. 


You are eligible for a Virginia Tech Graduate School application fee waiver only if you meet one of the following criteria:

  1. You are/were a McNair Scholar at your undergraduate institution.
  2. You participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Virginia Tech.
  3. You participated in a MAOP (Minority Academic Opportunities Program) summer program at Virginia Tech.
  4. You participated in VT PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research and Education Program in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences).
  5. You participated in VT IMSD (Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity Program -  A PhD Fellowship Program in the Biomedical & Behavior Sciences).
  6. You are a VEF (Vietnam Education Foundation) Fellow.
  7. You are a GEM Consortium Scholar.
  8. You participated in VT AMP or LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation)
  9. Virginia State University/Virginia Tech UG/G 4+1 
  10. You are returning from a Peace Corps assignment.
  11. You are active duty or veteran status. 

Virginia Tech Graduate School application fee waiver approval must be received prior to submitting an online application. To get a fee waiver, complete this form and send to or faxed to 540-231-1670. You should receive a response within one business day.


Teachers and other school administrators in Virginia qualify for a special reduced tuition rate and should complete the Request for Reduced Tuition Rate for Grades K-12 form. A new form is needed each fall for the upcoming academic year.