Application Fee Waiver Overview

All institutional graduate and professional applications require submission of the nonrefundable application fee or selection of an applicable waiver in order to submit the application.

Please see the applicable waivers below. Waivers based on UI enrollment or employment are verified by Admissions staff. Proof of other waivers (Illinois Veteran’s Grant award letter, McNair letter, etc.) is requested within the application.

  • Unfortunately, financial hardship waivers for graduate and professional applications are not granted.
  • Payment of application fees cannot be deferred.
  • Waivers do not apply between student levels: graduate degree-seeking, graduate non-degree, professional.
  • Fee waivers offered by third party centralized application services do not apply to the institutional/supplemental application fee, and waivers offered by UIC may not apply to CAS fees. 

Graduate Degree-Seeking Level Waivers

  • Previous Graduate degree-seeking enrollment at UIC
  • Current Graduate degree-seeking enrollment at UIUC or UIS
  • Diversity Program Participation Waiver (eligible Ph.D. applicants only, click here for details)
  • Illinois Veteran's Grant recipient
  • Ronald E. McNair program
  • Current University of Illinois employee (with at least 50% appointment)

Graduate Non-degree Level Waivers

This would apply for non-degree and campus certificate applications.

  • Previous graduate non-degree enrollment at UIC
  • Illinois Veteran's Grant recipient
  • Ronald E. McNair program
  • Current University of Illinois employee (with at least 50% appointment)

Professional Level Waivers

Professional level programs are listed on our Programs Page.

  • Previous Professional level enrollment at UIC
  • Current Professional level enrollment at UIUC or UIS
  • Illinois Veteran's Grant recipient
  • Current University of Illinois employee (with at least 50% appointment)