Waiver of Application Fee

To fill out an application, students must go to www.grad.sunysb.edu  (Graduate School programs) or  http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/spd/admissions/program_list.html (School of Professional Development programs) and create an online account. A nonrefundable application fee will be charged when the online application is submitted.

All applicants are required to pay the application fee. Exceptions are limited to:

  • Applicants who re-apply for admission within one academic year of declining an official offer of admission.
  • Students who are U.S. citizens and have current documentation from a financial aid administrator of an appropriate college or university official substantiating that they are currently enrolled and that the payment of the application would create a financial hardship (complete financial information for the current academic year must be provided, including total cost of education and amount and types of financial aid received). To qualify, applicants must request a waiver from the Graduate School Admissions Office before they submit their application for admission and should include the necessary documentation listed above.
  • Current students who have a fellowship/scholarship through McNair, Project 1000, SEEK, AGEP, and CSTEP. To qualify, applicants must have a letter or email from the appropriate agency sent to the Graduate School Admissions Office.
  • Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty of members of the National Guard or Reserves are exempt from paying the graduate application fee. NOTE: Before fee waiver is applied, veterans must be vetted through the Office of Veteran Affairs at Stony Brook University.

Appropriate supporting documentation for the application fee waiver can be emailed to gradadmissions@stonybrook.edu (Graduate School) or spd@stonybrook.edu (School of Professional Development). Once the admissions office receives the appropriate documents, the fee will be waived for the applicant so they may submit their online application without paying. Application fees cannot be refunded so do not submit and pay the fee if you are requesting a waiver. 

Note: Students who do not enroll within 12 months of the original offer of admission must submit a new application and fee.

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