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Graduate School Application Fees

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

for all degree 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 to graduate certificate programs and non-degree applicants are not required to pay the application fee.

If the applicant submits a personal check or money order, it should be payable to the KSU Graduate School.

Frequently asked questions

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

No. An application fee will be waived for non-degree students until they make application to a degree program. If an applicant submits a check, the program should return the check to the individual.

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

No. The application fee will be waived for students applying for a graduate certificate program. If a student later wishes to apply to a graduate degree program, they will be required to pay an application fee. Currently enrolled students who apply for a graduate certificate program will not be required to 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 personal checks be acceptable for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international applications?

Yes. The checks must be drawn on U.S. banks and should be made payable to the "KSU Graduate School."

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

Yes, if the credit card company authorizes payment.

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.

How will programs know who has paid the fee online?

When the online application is sent to the program, there will be an indication on the application that the fee has been paid (located in the upper righthand corner of the graduate application, e.g. Fee: $50).

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. 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.

Will programs continue to receive and forward to the Graduate School any payment that is not processed by online credit card?

Yes. Applications will continue to be sent to departments. If students have chosen to not apply online and pay by credit card, they will be directed to send payment to the department along with the application. The departments will then send the payment and a photocopy of the front page of the application upon receipt to the Graduate School.

All checks and money orders should be sent to Graduate School within 24 hours (to be in compliance with the university policy).

Will Graduate School process an application if the fee has not been received?

No. Graduate School will not process an application without first receiving the application fee. The graduate program will be responsible for contacting the student and requesting the student submit the application fee. However, if a program insists that the student should be admitted, a hold will be placed on the student's record. The application fee must be paid before the student can enroll their first semester.

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 and to submit the "international application" and any other required documents that may not have been sent.