Graduate Application Fee Waivers

The Office of Graduate Studies will waive the $50 application fee for applicants who are participants of the eligible programs listed below. Fee waivers are requested and reviewed once the supporting documents are uploaded to the Discover Stockton Online Application under the “Supplemental Items” Section. If the fee waiver is denied, applicants will receive an email notification with directions to submit the $50 application fee with an alternate form of payment. Applicants applying to a program that requires an additional centralized application system (CSDCAS, OTCAS, or PTCAS) must contact that centralized application system directly to request an application fee waiver.

If you are applying to multiple programs, note that each program requires a separate application fee. The Office of Graduate Studies will consider a fee waiver for only one program per applicant per term.

Please note that waivers are only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents and not available for international applicants.  


I.  Types of Fee Waivers

Auschwitz Institute alumni applying to the Genocide Prevention Certificate of Graduate Study program only need to fill out the Discover Stockton Online Application and submit the graduate essay and resume. All other application requirements including the fee are waived.

Students/alumni of an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) either at Stockton or other participating NJ colleges/universities are able to request an application fee waiver. Send an email to gradschool@stockton.edu with the subject line “Financial Fee Waiver Request." In the body of the message, include your name, graduate program of interest, and attach supporting documents that verify your completion of an EOF program.

Fee waivers (including the application fee and the acceptance deposit) are waived to applicants who are veterans or are currently serving in the U.S. Military.  Send an email to gradschool@stockton.edu with the subject line “Financial Fee Waiver Request." In the body of the message, include your name, graduate program of interest, and attach supporting documents that verify military service (copy of military ID card, VA issued ID card for health care, Veterans ID card, veterans designation on driver’s license, etc.). 

Stockton University is committed to providing support for the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and will waive the application fee for McNair Scholars. Send an email to gradschool@stockton.edu with the subject line “Financial Fee Waiver Request." In the body of the message, include your name, graduate program of interest, and attach a signed letter from the McNair Scholars Director at your undergraduate institution.

In extenuating circumstances, the Office of Graduate Studies will waive application fees to applicants who demonstrate financial need.  Send an email to gradschool@stockton.edu with the subject line “Financial Fee Waiver Request." In the body of the message, include your name, graduate program of interest, and an explanation of why you believe you are eligible for a financial fee waiver including a letter verifying your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) or your Student Aid Report (SAR) (available from the FAFSA website).


II. Application Fee Waiver Instructions

To request a fee waiver you must complete the Discover Stockton Online Application, fill out all of the required fields and then select “Fee Waiver Request” for application fee payment method.  After you submit your application, you will select “Pay Later” on the next screen. Underneath “Supplemental Items & Documents” a supplemental item of “Fee Waiver Request” will be added to your application. Supporting documents are to be uploaded under “Fee Waiver Request”.

If your request is not approved, you will be notified via e-mail and be required to submit the non-refundable $50 application fee in the form of a check or money order.  Applications without an application fee submitted will not be completed nor sent to the Admissions Committee for review.

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