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Application Fee & Waivers

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There is a $75 application fee which is payable by credit card (VISA, MasterCard and American Express). Payment of the application fee is required in order to submit an application and is required with each application for admission you submit. Payment instructions are located at the end of the application process.

Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. No fees will be refunded unless the program is cancelled.

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WFU Tuition Concession

If you or your spouse are employed by WFU, please click on the appropriate campus link below for information regarding a possible concession:

Please notify the Graduate School at the time of application if you qualify for the tuition concession benefit.

Privacy and Refund Policy

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Based on Program Participation

If you have participated in one of the programs below within the last two years, you are eligible for an application fee waiver. The application fee waiver selection is located in the payment section of the online application.

NOTE: If you elect to request an application fee waiver during the submission process, you will be unable to re-enter your application to make a credit card payment at a later date.

Contact your director/coordinator to request a letter verifying your participation in the program and the dates of your participation. The letter may be sent via email or hard copy from the authorizing official to the appropriate Graduate School Office based on the master program or PhD Track to which you are making application.

Based on Financial Need

We also offer waivers to applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program if they are able to demonstrate significant financial need (recipient of Federal Pell Grant, or NC Education Lottery Scholarship). You may contact your financial aid officer or the university registrar to request a letter verifying your financial need, or a copy of your financial award letter.

The letter may be sent via email or hard copy from the authorizing official to the appropriate Graduate School Office based on the master program or PhD Track to which you are making application.