Students that have participated in any of the following programs are often eligible for graduate school application fee waivers. 

  • IBA (you would select the MBRS or IMSD)
  • Pell Grant recipients

If needed, ISA can provide you with a document verifying your participation in one of our programs.  Please send me an to if this is something that you will need. 

If you are applying to any of the Big Ten Alliance institutions (see list below) you can fill out one waiver form that will give you a code for all of the applications.

  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • Indiana University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Northwestern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

If you are planning to pursue a PhD in a science field, the ISA program may be able to assist with the cost of one graduate school application fee.  Please check to see if the institution will offer a waiver for your participation in one of our programs.  If you are graduating in December any requests for assistance would need to be made before your graduation date.