Application Fee Waiver Request - Financial Hardship

    If you are interested in an application fee waiver due to financial hardship, you must submit the form below. Application fee waivers are ONLY available to qualified domestic (US Citizen, Permanent Resident, AB540, or DACA) applicants. We DO NOT offer financial hardship fee waivers to international applicants.

    You MAY submit your graduate application without paying the application fee. Please note that your application WILL be reviewed once the fee has either been waived or paid. We cannot waive and refund the application once it has been paid.

    We can only apply an approved fee waiver to one application. All requests will be processed within four (4) business days. 

    The limited fee waivers for financial hardship were allocated for the 2024-25 academic year. Please visit our Fee Waiver page to see if you qualify for a graduate preparation program fee waiver, or contact your program to see if they have any suggestions.

    Thank you,
    UCR Graduate Admissions