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December 3, 2018 12:00 AM

How to apply for the application fee waiver

Application fee waivers will be granted to a limited number of applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship. Financial hardship can be demonstrated by providing a statement of financial need from a current university or college, or an explanation of other circumstances where $100 would provide a financial burden.  The fee waiver request form is found at the end of the application after you submit, instead of payment apply for the waiver. Each request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Caltech has agreements with several organizations providing guaranteed fee waivers. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Project 1000
  • GEM
  • McNair
  • IIE
  • VEF
  • SURF/MURF participants
  • Caltech-USC MD/PhD applicants
  • Caltech-UCLA MD/PhD applicants