Dec 21, 2022

Expanding Our Application Fee Waiver

By Lawrence Mur’ray
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Lawrence Mur’ray

For years, the Tuck School has generously waived the application fees for active members of the U.S. military, U.S. military veterans, graduates of the Tuck Business Bridge program, and upon request for those facing financial hardship or those involved with the Forté MBALaunch program. Today, we are officially announcing an expansion of our application fee waiver. 

Starting immediately fee waivers will automatically be extended to all first-generation college graduates in addition to members of the U.S. military, U.S. veterans, and Tuck Business Bridge alumni. 


Fee waivers upon request will now be expanded to include:

*Requires official documentation with your personal information verifying affiliation and/or membership. 

Our intent in expanding Tuck’s application fee waiver is to eliminate barriers for aspiring leaders who may otherwise not take a chance on themselves and apply to Tuck. We want to help these individuals envision themselves as part of our remarkable learning community. 

Fee Refunds for Submitted Applications
As we care deeply about the applicant experience at Tuck, fee waivers—or rather fee refund requests—will be made available to those who already applied in the 2022–2023 cycle, paid the application fee, and would have been eligible for a waiver per the new criteria above. This includes all Round 1 applicants, regardless of their admissions decision, and those who have already applied in our Round 2. Refunds will not be processed automatically. Applicants must request a refund by completing this form. Tuck Admissions will process fee waiver refund requests for those eligible until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 26, 2023. 

Fee Waivers for Those Still to Apply
For those who have not yet applied in Round 2 or are planning to apply in Round 3: fee waivers will process automatically for first-generation college graduates, members of the U.S. military, U.S. veterans, and Tuck Business Bridge alumni. Fee waiver requests will need to be received no later than two days prior to the application deadline. Applicants requesting a fee waiver need to complete this form

If you are applying in Round 2, have not yet submitted your application, are eligible to request a fee waiver, and would prefer to receive the waiver before applying (rather than later filing for a refund), your waiver request must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on January 2, 2023. Due to the holiday break, waiver requests will be processed on January 3. Round 2 applications are due on January 4. 

If you are applying in Round 3 and are eligible to request a fee waiver, your waiver request must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on March 25, 2023. Waiver requests for Round 3 will be processed on a rolling basis. Round 3 applications are due on March 27. 


My experience prior to Tuck spans regions, demography, and types of schools. I’ve been fortunate to recruit students for and hold leadership positions at schools in Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina, and New York—and along the way I’ve met amazing prospective students. The applicants Tuck draws are incredibly impressive. Ours is a strong pool. And yet, in our travels and through our experiences, my colleagues and I are aware that there are prospective applicants for whom Tuck’s mission and values are deeply resonant that count themselves out and ultimately don’t put in their application. For those eligible per the list above: the fee is waived, take your shot, dare to see yourself at Tuck. We see you here.