Towson University accepts the following graduate application fee waivers. Please
select the appropriate fee waiver option that you qualify for on the payment page
of the application.
U.S. Military Service Waiver Applicant must request a waiver based on active duty status with current orders or
with an honorable discharge from U.S. military duty and a copy of his/her DD214 to
verify. These forms can be faxed or mailed to Towson University.
Towson Student Waiver An applicant to a graduate program must request this waiver based on the fact that
he/she graduated from TU with a bachelor's or master's degree, is currently enrolled
in a TU graduate program, or is currently enrolled as a TU senior. The degree is verified
by admissions staff and the waiver granted. The waiver is always granted for eligible
McNair Scholars This is a graduate TRIO program under the U.S. Department of Education. McNair Scholars complete an application fee waiver form which is offered on-line by the program.
The applicant must submits this form to University Admissions to complete the waiver
documentation. For all requests to waive the $45 application fee, the student must indicate
his/her eligibility for the waiver by clicking on the appropriate checkbox at the
time of application. All documented waiver requests are granted. If an applicant does
not provide documentation, the Towson application is held but will not be processed
for review. Upon receipt of either the documentation or the application fee payment,
the application process will begin and the application process moves toward the evaluation
Graduate Open House Attendee Waiver This application fee waiver is only for those that have attended a Graduate Studies
Open House at TU and can only be used for an application submitted after the open
house. The application must be submitted within one year of the open house attended
in order to qualify for this fee waiver.
A request to waive the application fee will remain open until the deadline for application
submission. If documentation has not been received by the application deadline, University
Admissions will close the application. Waivers are not denied, however, the application
is not processed unless documentation is received. Fee waivers cannot be used to obtain
a refund after an admission decision has been made.