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Application Fee Waiver Information

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How to Apply for a Graduate Application Fee Waiver

We now offer two ways in which you can request an application fee waiver for our program.

Option 1: You are eligible for a Virginia Tech Graduate School application fee waiver if you meet one of the following criteria.

The Virginia Tech Graduate School offers an application fee waiver for applicants who qualify. Please see their website to see if you meet any one of their listed criteria.  To request a fee waiver from the VT Graduate School, you must fill out the Fee Waiver Request on the online application. For questions or help with this fee waiver request, please email or call 540-231-6691.

Option 2:   You are eligible for a Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering application fee waiver if you meet ALL of the following criteria (limited number available).

  1. You are one of following racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
  2. You are a U.S. Citizen.
  3. Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  4.  Anticipate completing a B.S. or M.S. degree in an engineering field prior to enrolling.

Email Amanda Covey at or call at 540-231-8789 if you have any questions.