Application Fee Waivers

The School of Information is pleased to offer application fee waivers to eligible MIMS applicants.

Fee Waiver Eligibility

Financial Hardship

Please refer to the UC Berkeley Graduate Division fee waiver page to request a financial hardship 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

Pipeline Programs

People who have participated in one of the programs below 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.

If you are a participant of a program not listed below whose mission explicitly aligns with our diversity mission, you may request a waiver by including program details in the appropriate section of the request form.

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Eligible Pipeline Programs

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

  • American Political Science Association Minority Student Recruitment Program (APSA-MSRP)

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

  • Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event

  • Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)

  • Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar

  • Black Doctoral Network (BDN)

  • Black in AI

  • Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC)

  • BUILD — Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity

  • Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

  • Cal-Bridge Program

  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

  • Careers Opportunity Research/NIMH (COR/NIMH)

  • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates


  • 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


  • 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

  • Gates Millennium Scholars

  • GEM — The National GEM Consortium Fellowship recipients and applicants

  • Grace Hopper Celebration

  • HSI Pathways to the Professoriate: Cal State Northridge, FIU, UTexas El Paso

  • Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

  • International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)

  • Ischool Inclusion Institute (i3) scholars


  • Laureates & Leaders Program — Graduate school initiative for underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. Funded program sponsored by MIT

  • Leadership Alliance — National consortium of more than 30 research and teaching colleges and universities

  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Undergraduates (LSAMP)

  • MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

  • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)

  • Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell

  • MBG Summer REU Program at Cornell

  • McNair Scholars

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Program

  • Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

  • Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering & Sciences (MENTORES)

  • Meyerhoff Scholars Program — Program to advance Ph.D. degrees in math, science, and engineering

  • Microbial Friends and Foes REU

  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

  • National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)

  • National Name Exchange

  • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)

  • National Society for Blacks in Computing (NSBC)

  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

  • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)

  • NeuroNex Technology Hub REU at Cornell

  • New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Summer Research Scholars Program

  • NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)



  • 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)

  • PREP

  • Project 1000

  • RBSI (Ralph Bunche Summer Institute) scholars

  • REU — National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Education for Undergraduates programs sponsored by universities

  • REU Program in Astronomy at Cornell

  • Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy

  • Shoals Marine Lab in Maine

  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

  • 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 National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)

  • The Ohio State University Physics MS to PhD Bridge Program

  • The PhD Project

  • 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 and Mathematics Program (WAM)

  • Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

  • Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

Last updated:

October 29, 2020