Admissions and Financial Aid

Application Fee Waivers

Application Fee

The Application Fee is US $55.00.

Application Fee Waivers for U.S. Citizens & Permanent Resident Applicants

This fee is automatically waived upon submission for applicants who are current members or former participants in one or more of the following organizations:

AmeriCorps Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Alumni Posse Foundation
Brandeis Alumni Lead for America (LFA) Fellows and Alumni Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA)
Current Brandeis Employees Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep Program Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
City Year  McNair Scholars Program Teach for America
Commonwealth Corps National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) U.S. Military (currently serving or veterans)
Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Alumni Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Additionally, if you are a domestic applicant who was a first-generation college student, your fee will be automatically waived.

In order to have your application fee waived, be sure to indicate any organizations with which you are a current member or former participant on your application, under the "Additional Information" tab. 

Application Fee Waivers for International Applicants

The Heller School thrives on the diversity of experience that our students bring to the classroom. Thus, applicants to a select number of our programs who are citizens of one of the nations listed below qualify for the fee waiver. Be sure to note your citizenship on the online application form and your fee will be waived upon submission. In order to receive a fee waiver, international applicants must: a) be applying to one of our qualifying programs AND b) be from one of the qualifying countries. Please see below for our list of eligible programs and eligible countries.

Eligible Programs:


Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan Haiti Papua New Guinea
Angola Honduras Philippines
Algeria India Rwanda
Bangladesh Indonesia  Samoa
Benin Iran (Islamic Republic of) Sao Tome and Principe
Bhutan Kenya Senegal
Bolivia Kiribati Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso Korea, Democratic People's Republic Solomon Islands
Burundi Kyrgyzstan Somalia
Cambodia Laos South Sudan
Cameroon Lebanon Sri Lanka
Cape Verde Lesotho Sudan
Central African Republic Liberia Swaziland
Chad Madagascar Syrian Arab Republic
Comoros Malawi Tajikistan
Congo Mali Tanzania
Congo, Democratic Republic of Mauritania Timor-Leste
Cote d'Ivoire Mongolia Togo
Djibouti Morocco Tunisia
Egypt Mozambique Uganda
El Salvador Myanmar Ukraine
Eritrea Nepal Uzbekistan
Ethiopia Nicaragua Vanuatu
Gambia Niger Viet Nam
Ghana Nigeria Yemen
Guinea Pakistan Zambia
Guinea-Bissau Palestinian Territories Zimbabwe

This list was compiled based on aggregate data on low- and middle-income countries from the World Bank and the United Nations.