Application Fee Waivers

McNair, Vietnam Education Foundation, and Project 1000 Fee Waivers 

The University of Utah’s Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Admissions will waive the graduate admissions application fee for students that qualify. Below is a list of those students that may qualify for a fee waiver.

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program: is a U.S. Department of Education TRIO program at approximately 200 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico. The program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.  McNair Scholars qualify for a graduate admissions application fee waiver by completing the online “ApplyYourself” admission application and identifying that you are a McNair scholar in the “Additional Information” section. Please upload a McNair verification form signed by your McNair Program Director. Once the form is uploaded and verified by the Graduate Admissions staff, your application fee will be waived. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at http://admissions.utah.edu/apply/graduate/.

Vietnam Education Foundation:  is a program that provides opportunities for Vietnamese Fellows to pursue graduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States. Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellows qualify for a graduate admissions application fee waiver by completing the online “ApplyYourself” admission application and identifying that you are a VEF Fellow in the “Additional Information” section. You will need to verify that you are a Vietnam Education Foundation Fellow by uploading your VEF letter verifying your fellowship status. Once the form is uploaded and verified by the Graduate Admissions staff, your application fee will be waived. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at http://admissions.utah.edu/apply/graduate/ or the International Student & Scholars Services at http://internationalcenter.utah.edu/.

Project 1000: is a national program created to assist underrepresented students applying to graduate school in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM). Please work with your Project 1000 representative to complete your graduate application. Project 1000 staff will send completed applications to the Assistant Dean for Diversity for university processing.

Graduate Preparation Institute: is a four-week summer research program for college juniors and seniors from historically underrepresented communities from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) majors hosted by the Graduate School Diversity Office at the University of Utah. The Graduate Preparation Institute alumni are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean of Diversity as you start the online “ApplyYourself” graduate admissions application for university processing.