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Graduate Program Application Fee Waiver Request

We are able to waive the graduate student application fee for select MS and PhD applicants experiencing financial need. To be eligible, applicants must meet the minimum application requirements established by the department and the University of Tennessee Graduate School. To receive a fee waiver, students must have already started their applications and will need to fill out the waiver request form below. Please begin this process well before the application deadline as it may take several days to finalize a fee waiver.

Important: If you submit your application before receiving a decision email and waiver code from us, then the application fee cannot be refunded.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 business days after form submission, or if you have any other questions about the fee waiver, then please email

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