Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Application Fee Waiver

We expect all applicants to submit payment with their online application. However, if the application fee presents financial hardship to the applicant, we will consider a fee waiver request.

  • If you are living in the U.S. and feel that you are financially unable to pay, please obtain a letter from your Financial Aid Office explaining your inability to pay and their support of a waiver. Upon receipt of this letter, your fee will be waived.
  • If you are either living outside of the U.S., not a current student, or are unable to obtain a financial aid letter, include a brief description of your financial need and any documentation that supports your request (such as a tax return form, W2, etc.).
  • In your request you must also include the degree program on which you plan to apply.
  • All application fee waiver requests must be emailed to: applygrad@cs.cmu.edu
    • Please allow up to 3-5 business days for your request to be processed.