Application Fee Information

Application Fee Information

  • The application fee is $90 for U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents, and $110 for all international applicants beginning for the Fall '15 quarter of admission. Note that the application fee will be $80 for U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents and $100 for all international applicants for Winter '15, Spring '15 and Summer '15 quarters of admission.
  • Payment may be made by MasterCard or Visa credit card OR by check or money order.
  • The application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications received, and is not refundable under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, the time of review or if, for whatever reason, the application is withdrawn.
  • If paying by check or money order, please follow these directions carefully:
    • Print out the Application Fee Form, which will appear on your screen after you press SUBMIT on your online application.
    • Attach the form to the check or money order made out to “UC Regents” and mail to the address indicated on the form. Note: A check must be received in the Graduate Division office no later than 14 days after the application is submitted.  
    • Note that the UCI Cashier’s Office only accepts international money orders or international bank drafts in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to "UC Regents."
    • International drafts must have the U.S. bank’s name, address and complete AB routing numbers imprinted on the draft.
  • Fee Waivers are available to qualified domestic applicants only. Eligibility to apply for a fee waiver is determined by completion of the Personal History section of the application and is part of the application process. If, based on information provided in the Personal History section, an applicant is eligible to apply for a waiver, instructions will be presented on the Payment page of the application. Please note that waivers are not automatically granted.