Applying for an Application Fee Waiver
To be eligible for an application fee waiver, you must be a U.S. citizen or current permanent resident.
1. Please complete the mandatory personal information on the Request for Waiver of the Graduate Application Fee. Check the program
box on the Request for Waiver form, as appropriate.
2. Sign, date, and return this form by February 8, 2008, for fall consideration (September 1, 2008, for spring) to the Waiver Officer at the
address listed below.
a) Participants in Berkeley’s Summer Research Opportunity Program, the UC Leads Scholars Program, the Summer Undergraduate
Program in Engineering at Berkeley, the Public Policy and International Affairs-Junior Summer Institute, the Institute for Recruit-
ment of Teachers, and the University of California Diversity Initiative for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences, funded by the
National Science Foundation, need to submit only the completed Fee Waiver Request form. We will confirm current participation
by contacting the programs directly.
b) Participants in Americorps, the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, the Peace
Corps, and the McNair Scholars Program must submit verification of participation in the program for the current year, such as a
letter bearing the original signature of the program director or adviser, or a copy of the current contract. You do not need to submit
If you are not a participant in any of the programs listed above, you must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for a fee waiver.
Financial need is related to family income and size and is based on a federal formula which calculates a dollar amount available for
educational expenses. To document your estimated student or family contribution for the next academic year, please submit one of the
following three items:
c) A statement of need from a financial aid officer at the college or university that you are currently attending. This state-
ment must include your Estimated Student or Fami