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B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 13:52
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I decided to start a new thread to see how many schools out there are waiving application fees.
If you know some schools where you applied to and were not required to pay the fees, please throw in their names.

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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 14:27
Considering you will pay over $100k for a good MBA degree, the application fee is negligible when deciding where to apply. That being said, CMU offered me one, but I did not apply there b/c it was not a good fit for me. I think the fee waivers are based on GMAT scores anyhow.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 15:28
NYU raffles off fee waivers at their infosessions.

But yeah, the fee should NOT be a factor on whether you apply to a school or not. The amount of time and work you put into each application way exceeds the $200 or so you save from a fee waiver.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 15:35
I received fee waivers so far from Rochester Simon and Wash Univ St Louis Olin School. I started receiving these offers last month after I took the GMAT and scored well.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 17:36
i believe HBS waives fees for college seniors
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 17:51
Not USA schools, but NUS (Singapore) has no fees, they trialled it to increase application volume, and it worked a bit too well. 5k applications this year I heard :o
Manchester (UK) have no fees for Online applications.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2008, 05:01
I believe Cambridge also has no application fees.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2008, 05:21
Duke waived the fee for the Women's weekend participants. Yale did the same for the Diversity weekend participants. However, I would strongly recommend against applying somewhere just because you don't have to pay a fee. I would have applied to both schools anyways. The fee waiver was nice, but really didn't make a difference in my decision to apply.
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B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 11:04
I know everyone will say that the cost of application is nothing compared to what one would pay for the B school fees, but I would definitely like to know whether there are any schools out there that do not charge an application fee. Even though this should not be a consideration for those applying to a B-school it still can be something to think about. So if you guys know of any such schools please do list them out.
From what i can tell the Leeds University Business School does not seem to have an application fee as such.
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 11:09
i think Olin (Washington university) is the highest ranked one that doesn't charge a fee. their entire application process is supposed to be very easy - no letters of rec and no app fee
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 11:23
Interesting. Leeds University Business School is ranked only a few places above Washington.
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 12:33
i meant highest ranked US school... i dont know much about international ones.
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 12:45
No letter of recommendation criteria makes a lot of sense to me. Atleast you don't have to tell your boss that you plan to leave in the next 6 months but need a favorable letter of recommendation(s) from him before doing so.
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 13:20
Not sure about absolutely free applications but there are a lot of schools that will offer drastically reduced fees under certain circumstances, although I was surprised by the number of business schools that did not offer need-based fee waivers.

Non-need-based offers did exist though. Duke had a fee reduction to $50 for people that attended info sessions, which you probably heard about. Carnegie Mellon has a low $100 fee that they'll waive for various reasons, such as high GMAT, etc. (Also some of CMU's other programs have no-fee online applications so if you're considering a joint degree, Tepper would be a good place to apply)
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 20:10
Not quite as highly ranked, but ASU had a fee waiver too. I think it was just for rd 1, which imo didn't give an applicant who didn't have ASU on their radar enough time to write a good app.

Vandy also was selectively waiving their fees. If you went to their booth at an mba fair, or even showed some interest, the fee was waived.

CMU was free with an email from them, Duke was 50 if you went to their event (free if you had a fuqua alum recommend you or are a Duke student/alum).
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Re: B-schools that do not charge application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 21:06
If you know a duke fuqua alumni or current students, and have their referral, the application fee will be waived.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 22:23
I just checked.. Manschester Business School in the UK does not charge an application fee.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 14:08
also, schools might send you targeted mailings regarding waiving admission fee. i've gotten a few this admission season, the most recent being lally (at RPI, in troy NY).
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 16:46
I attended some MBA fair back in September and received a fee waiver from Notre Dame.

I've also been courted with fee waivers by Lally and a few others that I can't remember.
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Re: B-schools that waive application fees [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2010, 17:03
yes i got this for rochester today
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