To be eligible to apply for a waiver of the application fee you must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.  Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply for a fee waiver.  Applicants to non-degree programs are not eligible for a fee waiver.

Please review the following two options to determine if you are eligible to apply for an application fee waiver.

Fee Waiver Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to request a fee waiver.  All requests must be received three (3) business days prior to the application deadline.

  1. Begin your PhD or Master’s application
  2. Include your name as it appears on our application, application ID number (CAS ID), and program to which you’re applying in the email request
  3. Send the email with subject “Application Fee Waiver” and all required documentation to grs@bu.edu.
  4. You will receive an email notification if and when your fee waiver is approved. You must wait to receive this confirmation and follow the instructions within the email in order to submit your application.  Do not submit your application with a payment, as paid application fees can not be refunded.

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