Monday, November 25, 2019

2020 Admissions Guideline: Application fee waiver

Did you know that you might be eligible for an application fee waiver? Not a lot of applicants realize that if they are/were part of a certain professional development program, they can receive a fee waiver.

These are the following professional development programs:
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Public Policy in International Affairs (PPIA)
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
  • Teach for America
  • Teach for China
  • Fullbright (those currently on fellowship)
  • Peace Corps

Are you eligible? If so, here are the steps to make sure that you get your fee waived.

  1. In the online application form, select the option to pay by check.
  2. Submit any official documents confirming your participation in the appropriate program by sending it to our email at
  3. Once we receive your documents, our office will waive the fee.

For students applying to SAIS Europe, the application fee is waived.

Have a question? Send us an email or call us at (202) 663-5700.