McNair Scholars Fee Waiver List
(Updated: November 21, 2014) 

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in conjunction with the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), has compiled The List of Graduate Schools That Offer Fee Waivers and/or Other Opportunities to McNair Scholars. This list was compiled as a resource to help McNair Scholars find graduate schools that offer graduate school application fee waivers and/or fellowships and other opportunities that are available to McNair Scholars.

This is not a comprehensive list of all graduate schools that offer fee waivers and/or other opportunities that are available to McNair Scholars. Schools were added to this list based on the completion of an opt-in survey that we made available to graduate school officials.

The List of Graduate Schools That Offer Fee Waivers and/or Other Opportunities to McNair Scholars is sorted primarily by state, then by school name. Several schools have multiple entries on the list due to variances in fee waiver offerings, contact information, etc. We requested a standard set of information from all of the schools on this list, but not all of the requested information was required, so you may notice that some schools have more information on the list than others.

  • Portable Document Format version Document is available for download (.pdf) — We have made the entire list available particularly for McNair Directors who may want to add a hard copy to their resource libraries. Please note that the list is quite extensive (200+ pages), so be wary of unintentionally attempting to print the entire list.

    To quickly view the list of schools and what they provide, please download the At-A-Glance Summary Document is available for download (.pdf).

Attention, McNair Scholars

Many schools on The List of Graduate Schools That Offer Fee Waivers and/or Other Opportunities to McNair Scholars require McNair Scholars to complete and submit the McNair Scholars Fee Waiver Form Document is available for download (.pdf) as part of the graduate application fee waiver process.

NOTE — This form should only be sent to graduate schools that you are applying to, in the manner that each respective school specifies, and not to COE or CGS.

Attention, Graduate School Officials

If you are a representative of a graduate school that is currently not included in The List of Graduate Schools That Offer Fee Waivers and/or Other Opportunities to McNair Scholars, and would like to add your school to this list, please contact Brittany Ross at (brittany.ross@pellinstitute.org). If you are aware of a school that currently offers fee waivers and/or other special opportunities that McNair Scholars are eligible for, and that school is not currently included in The List of Graduate Schools That Offer Fee Waivers and/or Other Opportunities to McNair Scholars, please ask officials from that school to contact us, or inform us about the school and we will contact the school.