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Fee waiver information

Fee Waivers Administered by Rackham Graduate School

Requirements for Eligibility

Some application fee waivers are administered through the Rackham Graduate School. Please review the Application Fee and Waivers page on their website for instructions and eligibility requirements.

Additional Fee Waivers Administered by the School of Information

Requirements for Eligibility

Applicants may be eligible for an application fee waiver based on membership, affiliation or completion of one of the following: 

University of Michigan (U-M) and School of Information (UMSI) Affiliations

  • University of Michigan Blavin Scholars
  • U-M Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health (CFPH) alumni or on track to complete certificate before admitting term begins
  • U-M Exchange Program -- University of Freiburg in Germany and University of Seville in Spain
  • U-M Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) alumni
  • U-M SPH Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) alumni
  • Completion of Eligible Coursera Specializations: Public Library Management, Python 3 Programming, Python for Everybody: Specialization
  • University of Michigan staff member
  • A UMSI Readmit or Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) applicant
  • Current University of Michigan masters students seeking to add a dual degree with UMSI
  • University of Michigan students and alumni who utilized the Go Blue Guarantee
  • University of Michigan students and alumni who utilized the HAIL Scholarship

Service Affiliations

  • Active members and veterans of the U.S. Military
  • Alumni or Current Full-time Volunteer (Vista/PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America)

Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • i3 Scholars
  • GEM Fellow
  • Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunity Programs (CIC)
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Graduate or current student of a Minority Serving Institution (such as an HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institution, Tribal College or University or Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution)
  • Latin American Scholarship Programs of American Universities (LASPAU)
  • Project 1000
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
  • Drew Scholar 

Instructions for Fee Waivers Administered by UMSI (Please read all instructions below)

Applicants must apply for a waiver before submitting the application. All requests must be submitted more than 72 hours (3 days) before the application deadline. We encourage applicants to request your fee waiver as soon as possible after starting the application to ensure you receive your fee waiver code/document prior to the deadline; we are unable to refund an application fee if you submit before receiving confirmation of your waiver.

To request more information or receive instructions for your application fee waiver from the School of Information, please contact the UMSI PhD Admissions team at [email protected].

Note: This page provides information regarding fee waivers for the University of Michigan School of Information only. For application fee waiver information to other University of Michigan degrees, please contact the relevant academic program, or review the materials for undergraduate admissions, or Rackham graduate school.