Application Fee

The application-processing fee is collected to help offset the cost of processing application materials. As of July 1, 2009, the fee to apply for graduate programs at the University of Georgia is:

  • Domestic applicants = $75 for the first major, $40 for the second major and $30 for the third major
  • International applicants = $100 for the first major, $40 for the second major and $30 for the third major
  • Former UGA graduate students returning within four terms of their last registration will pay the reduced rate of $25 for the application fee.

An application must be accompanied by the application-processing fee. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be deferred or credited toward tuition. It must be paid online at the time the application is submitted using a credit card or electronic check, drawn on a U.S. bank account. Applications submitted without the fee will not be processed.

Application Fee Waivers

Participation in certain programs may qualify an applicant for a waiver of the application fee. A list of qualifying programs is found in the table below. Please note that in order to select a fee waiver option you must have the required documentation for the waiver from one of the following programs at the time that you request the waiver. To obtain the application fee waiver, email a scanned copy of your documentation to grecruit@uga.edu with the subject line: Graduate Application Fee Waiver – Supporting Documentation.

Name Website Documentation Needed
UGA Feeder Program UGA Feeder Schools:
Albany State University
Florida A&M University
Ft. Valley State University
Spelman College
Letter on letterhead from the Feeder Program Coordinator on your campus
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Program Website Photocopy of conference name badge
Bridges to the Doctorate Program Program Website Letter on letterhead from the Bridges Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program Program Website Letter on letterhead from the GMS Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the IMSD Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the LSAMP Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the MARC Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
McNair Scholars Program Website Letter on letterhead from the McNair Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the MANRRS Program Advisor on your campus verifying active membership
PhD Project: Business Doctoral Programs for Minorities Program Website Letter of Participation on letterhead from program verifying participation or Registration confirmation e-mail from the conference
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the PREP Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Research Initiative for Scientific Advancement (RISE) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the RISE Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Program Website Photocopy of conference name badge
Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the SR-EIP Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Program Website Letter on letterhead from the SROP Program Coordinator on your campus verifying enrollment
UGA REU Summer Programs Letter on letterhead from REU Coordinator or department’s Graduate Coordinator verifying enrollment and completion of the program
U.S. Veterans Honorable discharge: copy of DD-214 Form; Active military and reservist: copy of Military ID OR copy of Officer Brief Report
Approved international exchange programs

 

NOTE: Applicants who select a fee waiver for which they are not eligible will have their application cancelled. The fee waiver is a one-time request and only applicable for one admissions cycle.

After you have completed your application and paid (or received a waiver of) the fee, you may apply for up to two additional programs at the reduced rates (see above) using the same login account.