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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. 

Virginia Tech Graduate School Fee Waivers

A Virginia Tech Graduate School application fee waiver request is submitted on the Fee Waiver Request tab in the online application. Application fee waiver codes are issued Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5p.m. Please allow 2 business days for processing of the fee waiver request. 

Application fees are non-refundable after the application is submitted. Please submit an application fee waiver request in advance of application submission for consideration.

Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORDI) Fee Waivers

You are eligible for a Virginia Tech Graduate School ORDI application fee waiver only if you meet one of the following criteria (documentation that must be provided for review and approval of the application fee waiver is noted below each category):

  •  McNair Scholar 
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into Mcnair Scholars Program
    • Copy of Mcnair participation letter from your institution with appropriate signatures
  • REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into Research Experience Program from a university/college official
    • Project presented through REU with official National Science Foundation branding
  • MAOP (Minority Academic Opportunities Program)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into MAOP from a university/college official
    • Copy of MAOP participation letter from your institution
  • VT PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research and Education Program in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into PREP program from a university/college official
    • Project presented through PREP with official National Science Foundation (NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) branding
  • VT IMSD (Initiative to Maximize Student Development) Program -  A Ph.D. Fellowship Program in the Biomedical & Behavioral Sciences)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into PREP/IMSD program from a university/college official
    • Project presented through PREP/IMSD with official National Science Foundation (NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) branding
  • VEF Fellow (Vietnam Education Foundation)
    • Copy of certificate of participation
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating VEF program participation from an official
  • GEM Consortium Scholar
    • Screenshot of GEM login in (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • Screenshot of email explicitly stating GEM participation from a university/college official
  • VT AMP or LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into LSAMP from a university/college official
    • Copy of LSAMP participation letter from your institution
  • Virginia State University/Virginia Tech partnership UG/G 4+1 
    • Only available to Virginia State University applicants
    • Screenshot from Virginia Tech program official stating participation
  • Peace Corps 
    • Certification of Service
    • Screenshot of portal login (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • Official description of service (must contain signature from country director)
  •  Active Duty or Veteran status
    • Military ID (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • DD 214 (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • VA paperwork (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • Full list may be found here
  •  MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers)
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into MARC program from a university/college official
    • Project presented through MARC with official National Science Foundation (NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) branding
  • Math Alliance
    • Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance or completion of Math Alliance from a university/college official
    • Copy of Math Alliance participation letter from your institution
  • National Name Exchange
    • Screenshot of email from university official stating participation
    • Invitation letter for participation will NOT be accepted
  • HBCU/MSI summit 
    • Screenshot of email confirming attendance/participation
    • Screenshot of email from Virginia Tech official confirming participation
  • Americorps
    • Certification of Service
    • Screenshot of portal login (please redact any personal identifiers)
    • Official description of service (must contain signature from country director)
    • AmeriCorps Enrollment Form (National Service Trust)
  • Fulbright
    • Screenshot of email confirming attendance/participation from an official
    • Letter of participation
  • CGEP (Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program)
    • Copy of certificate
    • Screenshot of email confirming participation from an official via the host institution
  • NRO (National Reconnaissance Program)
    • Letter of acceptance/participation from an NRO representative
    • Screenshot of email confirming participation from NRO office representative

Please contact ordi@vt.edu for any related questions.

Departments seeking application fee waiver codes for single use or continuous use should complete the fee waiver request form within Slate.

REDUCED RATE

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.  Please route the completed form to grads@vt.edu.