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Graduate School Application Fees

Applicants to the Graduate School pay a non-refundable application fee of
  • $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and
  • $75 for international applicants

for all programs except for programs in the College of Business Administration and the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Application fees for the College of Business Administration are
    • $70 for U.S. citizens/permanent residents and
    • $80 for international applicants.
Application fees for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design are
    • $90 for U.S. citizens/permanent residents and
    • $100 for international applicants.

Both the College of Business Administration and the College of Architecture, Planning and Design collect an additional application fee making the fees for graduate programs in these colleges higher.

Applicants will pay their application fee online by credit card, debit card or online check through CollegeNet prior to submitting their application materials. 

Frequently asked questions

Will students applying in a non-degree status have to pay an application fee?

Yes. All applicants must pay an application fee.

Will students applying for a graduate certificate program have to pay an application fee?

Yes. All applicants must pay an application fee.

Will students who paid an application fee to a master's program have to pay again when applying to a doctoral program within the same program?

No.

Will students who paid an application fee to a master's program have to pay again when applying to a doctoral program in another program?

Yes.

Will students who received an undergraduate degree from K-State have to pay the application fee for a graduate degree?

Yes.

If a student is admitted, does not enroll, and is then readmitted for another semester, does the student have to pay the application fee a second time?

Yes. If the readmission is more than a full year later, the fee will have to be paid again. For example, if a student applies and is admitted for Fall 2005, does not enroll, and then applies for Spring 2007, he/she would have to submit a new application and pay the application fee again.

If a student applies and is not admitted to Graduate School and the student reapplies to the same program, does the student have to pay the application fee a second time?

Yes. If the second application is more than a full year later, the fee will have to be paid again. For example, if a student applies and is not admitted for Fall 2005, and then reapplies for Spring 2007, he/she would have to pay the application fee again.

If a student is admitted and attends for several semesters and then does not attend for a period of time, will the fee be charged when readmitted?

Yes. A new application must be submitted after being gone for two years. The application information is used to update the student's record. (International applicants will be required to submit a new application and a new affidavit of financial support after one semester of not being enrolled at KSU.)

Will all students be able to apply online and pay with a credit card?

Electronic payment is required before submitting the online application. 

If an individual wishes to apply to more than one graduate program at KSU, will the individual pay an application fee to each program?

Yes, an application fee should be submitted for each graduate program to which the student is applying.

Will McNair Scholars and applicants who have participated in K-State Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) or K-State REU Programs be required to pay the application fee?

No. Student will need to self identify if they are a McNair or SUROP participant on the application in order for the fee to be waived.
McNair Scholars will not be required to pay the application fee but should have their program coordinator provide documentation that they have participated in the McNair Program at their undergraduate institution. This documentation should accompany the application materials submitted to Graduate School. SUROP participants will not be required to pay an application fee. Graduate School maintains a list of SUROP participants whose application fees will be waived. The program sponsor will send a letter verifying participation in REU.

What if a student completes the wrong application?

If an international student submits the "U.S. citizen or permanent resident" application and pays the $50 application fee, the program should immediately contact the student to pay the additional $25 (additional payment can only be done via personal check or money order- payable to the KSU Graduate School). The program is required to contact the applicant for any additional documents required for international applicants.