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UMHS Application Fees and Fee Waivers

Fees

UMHS charges a processing fee of $75 for each program you apply to. Be sure to submit this fee directly to UMHS.

Some programs may have an additional supplemental fee; contact your programs to learn if they require this and how to pay it.

Fee Assistance Program

Beginning at the start of the cycle, a limited number of fee waivers are provided to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Each fee waiver covers only the initial application fee, so if you wish to apply to additional programs, you are responsible for the remaining balance. If you received a fee waiver during a previous cycle, you may still apply for another in the next cycle. 

You may request a fee waiver as soon as you create an application, but keep in mind that fee waiver funds can be quickly depleted. Contact customer service at 617-612-2948 before you submit a fee waiver request to determine if waivers are still available.

Service-based Fee Waiver

To qualify for a service-based fee waiver, you must have participated in one of the eligible service-based organizations:

  • Active AmeriCorps Volunteer or Alumni
  • Active or Veteran Military Service Member
  • City Year Volunteer or Alumni
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Leadership Alliance
  • McNair Scholar
  • Peace Corps Volunteer or Alumni
  • Teach for America Fellow or Alumni
  • Vietnam Education Foundation

Applying for a Fee Waiver

Determine when to apply for your waiver.

Keep in mind that fee waivers are limited and only valid for ## days (including holidays and weekends) from the time you are approved. Be ready to submit your application if you are approved. 

Start your application.

You must have an account to apply for a fee waiver. Fee assistance applications are not accepted by mail or email. 

Complete and submit your fee assistance application.

  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the application, then select Fee Assistance Program
  2. Upload official documentation showing proof of service, such as:
    • Confirmation of attendance
    • Form with a certifying signature
    • Certificate of completion, etc.

Await notification.

Once you submit your fee waiver request, it can take up to ten business days to process. The status of your request will be sent to both your email address and your application inbox.

While your fee waiver request is pending, you are unable to submit your application. To submit your application and forfeit your waiver request, return to the Fee Assistance Program section and click Cancel Request. Once you submit your application, you are ineligible to apply for another fee waiver.

Submit your application and pay any remaining balance. 

If you are approved, the waiver amount of $ will be automatically deducted from your total fees, and you are responsible for any remaining balance. Contact customer service immediately if you do not see the waiver amount deducted.

Remember to submit your application within ## days of your approval (including holidays and weekends). Outstanding transcripts, recommendations, and/or test scores do not have to be received within this timeframe.

Coupon Codes

Some programs provide coupons that offset application fees. If you received a coupon code from your program, use the information below to apply it to your payment. 

Using a Coupon Code

You can apply your coupon code(s) when you are ready to submit your application.

  1. Click the Submit Application tab at the top of the application.
  2. Click Submit, or to submit to more than 1 program, click Submit All.
  3. On the payment page, enter the coupon code(s) you received from the program(s) under Apply Coupon.
  4. Click the Apply Coupon button.
  5. Complete the rest of the payment details pages.

Note the following:

  • When a coupon code equals the total transaction amount, you don’t need to enter additional payment information.
  • When a coupon code is less than the total transaction amount, you'll need to enter payment information for the additional balance. 
  • When a coupon code is more than the total transaction amount, you don’t need to enter additional payment information. You’ll also forfeit the remaining balance offered by the coupon code, as UMHS will not issue credits or carry remaining balances forward.

If you used a coupon code(s) when submitting to a program(s), the code(s) will be listed under Payment History.

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