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Degree-seeking applicants pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $75 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $100 (nonresident internationals). Non-degree seeking applicants and graduate certificate applicants pay a $40 application fee. Application fees are paid through the application system at the time of application submission. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, DinaCard, BCcard, JCB, and UnionPay are accepted. A separate application fee is required for each application.  Applications are valid for three semesters after the original application term.

Application Fee Waivers:

  • The Graduate School will waive the application fee for Pell Grant recipients (within the past five years) as well as participants of the following preparatory or service programs:  AmeriCorps, The Missouri College Advising Corps (advisors), The Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the MU Graduate School’s Glimpse and TigerView programs. You will be asked for verification information during the application process.
  • The Graduate School also waives the application fee for honorably discharged U.S. military veterans or current service members. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of active duty orders for currently serving members or a copy discharge papers (form DD214) for veterans. You will be asked for verification information during the application process.
  • If you are not a Pell Grant recipient or you have not participated in one of the select preparatory or service programs, please check with your academic program to see if it has a fee payment policy. Some academic programs will pay the application fee for applicants in certain instances.

Start your application for admission, select the applicable preparatory or service program, and you will receive further instructions in the application system. Contact Graduate Admissions with questions (573-882-6311 or 800-877-6312 or via email at Please note application fee waivers are one-time waivers, applicable to one graduate application for admission.