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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 5-7 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).

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

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

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)

Copy of certificate

Screenshot of email confirming participation from an official via the host institution

Screenshot of email confirming attendance/participation from an official

Letter of participation

Screenshot of GEM login in (please redact any personal identifiers)

Screenshot of email explicitly stating GEM participation from a university/college official

Screenshot of email confirming attendance/participation

Screenshot of email from Virginia Tech official confirming participation

Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into MAOP from a university/college official

Copy of MAOP participation letter from your institution

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

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

Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into Mcnair Scholars Program

Copy of Mcnair participation letter from your institution with appropriate signatures

Screenshot of email from university official stating participation

Invitation letter for participation will NOT be accepted.

Letter of acceptance/participation from an NRO representative

Screenshot of email confirming participation from NRO office representative.

Certification of Service

Screenshot of portal login (please redact any personal identifiers)

Official description of service (must contain signature from country director)

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

Only available to Virginia State University applicants

Screenshot from Virginia Tech program official stating participation

Copy of certificate of participation

Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating VEF program participation from an official

Screenshot of email approval explicitly stating acceptance into LSAMP from a university/college official

Copy of LSAMP participation letter from your institution

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

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

Fee Waiver Frequently Asked Questions

Application fee waivers MUST be requested via the application system. You must apply for eligibility for the waiver. Please click here for more information.

Yes! It is possible for programs to waive application fees for prospective students. Please contact your program of interest for more information.

If approved, the application fee waiver will be applied to your account. Please allow at least 5-7 business days for this process to take place. If you have any questions, please contact ordi@vt.edu.

No. If your prospective program is waiving the application fee, they will supply you with the code (either individually or broadcasted on their website). Please enter the given code at the end of the application prior to submitting. If the code is not entered prior to submission, you may be liable for the application fee.

The Graduate School may only waive application fees for the criteria listed above on this webpage, with proper documentation and completion of the fee waiver request.

Please allow 5-7 business days for review. The application fee waiver request must be complete with the prospective program, entry term, qualifying criteria, and proper documentation. Incomplete requests will not be reviewed for consideration.

One waiver code may be issued per qualifying reason. These codes are a one-time-use only. An applicant may not use the same qualifying reason and documentation to apply for another program/degree type.

Please first review your fee waiver request. The p rogram, entry term, qualifying criteria, and proper documentation MUST be entered for review and consideration. Supporting documentation (i.e., email, screenshot, scanned document, ID, etc.) must be provided. Please contact ordi@vt.edu for any additional questions.

No. If you qualify for an application fee waiver via the Graduate School, it will be applied to your account exclusively. If your prospective program wishes to grant you an application fee waiver, it will not work with another account. Please confirm your email address for accuracy as this may affect your process.

The Graduate School is unable to grant application fee waivers, based on financial need. Please review our approved criteria listed above.

No. The application fee waiver request must be completed, reviewed, and approved prior to submitting the application. Last minute fee waiver requests will be at jeopardy for a late submission of the application.

The Graduate School does not offer reimbursement for application fees.

Please contact ordi@vt.edu for further information.

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.