SCS Graduate Application Fee Waiver

The School of Computer Science offers graduate application fee waivers for reasons related to financial hardship and to participants of certain programs. 

Please note that applicants who are granted a fee waiver will be reviewed for admission in the same manner as all other applicants. Reviewers of your academic credentials will not have access to any information about fee waiver requests.

SCS Graduate Application Fee Waiver Deadline

We will accept SCS graduate application fee waiver requests starting on September 6, 2022.

The final deadline to submit an SCS graduate application fee waiver request is December 8, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST. 

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Waivers Related to Financial Hardship

  • If the application fee presents financial hardship to the applicant, we will consider a fee waiver request.
    • If you are currently attending a U.S. based institution and feel that you are financially unable to pay, 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 not a current student, are living outside of the U.S., 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.).
  • After submission we will confirm your need and waive the application fees for up to two programs.

Submit a Fee Waiver Request

Waivers for Participants of Programs

We also provide fee waivers for participants of certain programs and organizations (see the list below). If you qualify, you are able to submit your fee waiver right from the SCS Graduate Application's payment screen. After selecting your program, include evidence of participation by uploading the appropriate documents (receipt for registration, membership card, certificates of participation, etc.). Application fees will be waived for up to two of our programs.

If you would like to suggest an organization/event for us to add to our list below, please complete our suggestion form with the name of the organization/event and a link to a website or provide another source of background information about the organization/event.

Based on review of suggestions provided in the manner above we will refresh our list on November 1, 2022.

ProgramShort Name
AccessComputing 
ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing 
American Indian Science and Engineering SocietyAISES
Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing ACM-W
Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human InteractionACM-SIGCHI
Black in AIBAI
CMU alums who graduated with one or more degrees at any level (undergrad, master's or Ph.D.) in any department/college at CMU. CMU Alum
CMU students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at any level (undergrad, master's or Ph.D.) in any department/college at CMU.CMU Student
Engineers Without BordersEWB
Grace Hopper Celebration 
Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesHBCUs
International Society for Computational BiologyISCB
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Program 
LatinX in AILXAI
Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program 
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority ParticipationLSAMP
Masakhane NLP 
National Society of Black EngineersNSBE
Out for Undergrad O4U Tech

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

oSTEM Financial Aid and Application Review Programs

oSTEM
Queer in AI
Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing & Technology ConferenceRESPECT
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science SACNAS
Society of Asian Scientists and EngineersSASE
Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersSHPE
Society of Women EngineersSWE
The Sadie Collective 
Tribal Colleges and UniversitiesTCUs
Widening NLP 
Women in Cybersecurity ConferenceWiCyS
Women in Machine LearningWiML

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Deadlines

Deadline for Requesting Fee Waivers:
December 8, 2022 (3 p.m. EST)

Deadline for Application:
December 12, 2022 (3 p.m. EST)