Application Fee Waivers

Berkeley Graduate Division and the School of Information are pleased to offer application fee waivers to eligible applicants.

There are three ways in which you may qualify for an application fee waiver:

  1. You can demonstrate financial need, or
  2. You serve(d) in the U.S. military, or
  3. You have participated in certain programs that qualify for a fee waiver.

Fee Waiver Eligibility

Financial Need

Please refer to the Berkeley Graduate Division fee waiver page to request a financial need application fee waiver.

U.S. Military & Veterans

U.S. military service members (active duty, reserves, National Guard, and veterans) are eligible to receive an application fee waiver.

Please be sure to request a waiver before submitting your application. We cannot issue fee waivers retroactively for applications that have already been paid for and submitted.

Request Application Fee Waiver

Program Participation

Applicants who have participated in select programs are eligible to receive an application fee waiver from Berkeley Graduate Division or the School of Information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to checking the School of Information's eligible program participation list below, please refer to the Berkeley Graduate Division's program list. If your program is listed on Berkeley Graduate Division's page, please follow their application fee waiver instructions. 

If you are a participant of a program not listed by Berkeley Graduate Division, see below for the School of Information's program list. Please be sure to request a waiver before submitting your application. We cannot issue fee waivers retroactively for applications that have already been paid for and submitted.

If you are a participant of a program not included on either list, and whose mission explicitly aligns with our diversity mission, you may request a waiver by including program details in the appropriate section of the fee waiver request form.

Request Application Fee Waiver

Program Participation

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • American Political Science Association Minority Student Recruitment Program (APSA-MSRP)
  • Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event
  • Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)
  • Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)
  • Black Doctoral Network (BDN)
  • Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC)
  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
  • Careers Opportunity Research/NIMH (COR/NIMH)
  • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates
  • CCMR NSF PREM
  • CCMR Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • Center for Bright Beams Summer Program (CBB)
  • CLASSE Summer Research for Community College Students (SRCCS)
  • CLASSE Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • CNF/ NNIN REU Program at Cornell
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
  • Columbia University Bridge to the PhD Program
  • COMPASS
  • Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend (DPW)
  • Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source Summer REU Program
  • Cornell Summer Math Institute (CSMI)
  • Cornell Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact
  • Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School
  • CU Integrated Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) Visitation
  • Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program
  • Ecological Society of America Diversity Forum
  • EDGE Program: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education
  • ENGINE (engineering name exchange)
  • Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
  • FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate) Alliance
  • Florida A&M Graduate Feeder Conference
  • Food Science Summer Scholars Program at Cornell
  • Grace Hopper Celebration
  • International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)
  • I School Inclusion Institute (i3) scholars
  • LASPAU
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)
  • Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • MBG Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
  • Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering & Sciences (MENTORES)
  • Microbial Friends and Foes REU
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
  • National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
  • National Society for Blacks in Computing (NSBC)
  • NeuroNex Technology Hub REU at Cornell
  • New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Summer Research Scholars Program
  • NIH-NIGMS
  • Out for Undergrad (O4U)
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • Plant Genome Research Summer Internship at Cornell
  • Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Material (PARADIM)
  • Project 1000
  • RBSI (Ralph Bunche Summer Institute) scholars
  • Shoals Marine Lab in Maine
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • SoNIC Summer Workshop
  • Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS)
  • Summer Mathematics Institute at Cornell
  • Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUnRiSE)
  • Tapia Conference
  • Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
  • The CUNY Pipeline Program
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS Annual Conference)
  • The Leadership Alliance
  • The Ohio State University Physics MS to PhD Bridge Program
  • Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TAMNS)
  • University of Michigan Building Bridges to the Doctorate Program
  • West Virginia University Summer Law Institute
  • Williams Math Summer Research Program
  • Williams Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (SHSS)
  • Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
  • Women in Data Science (WiDS)
  • Women and Mathematics Program (WAM)
  • Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)
  • Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

Last updated:

September 14, 2021