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Application Charge

There is a non-refundable, $45 USD charge for each new application submitted to the Graduate School at Oakland University. This can be paid online by credit card at the time the application is submitted. Applications will not be processed until associated charges have been paid. 

Each applicant has the opportunity to change the term and/or program for which they plan to begin taking courses without submitting a new application or paying a new application charge. The new starting term must begin within one year of the term on the original application. 

An admitted student can choose to defer their semester of entry up to one year later than originally intended without submitting a new application or paying a new application charge. 

It is the responsibility of each applicant to check program application deadlines before filing an application. Charges paid for applications submitted after required deadlines will not be refunded. 

Application charges are not applied to guest or professional development applications. Applicants who apply to a program using a third-party application system also do not have to pay the charge. 

Questions regarding this policy should be referred to [email protected]

Application charge waiver

In special circumstances such as graduate program recruitment events, open houses or agreements with universities abroad, an application charge waiver may be offered. Applicants eligible for such waivers will receive a code to submit during the application process. Waiver codes are non-transferable and good for one use only.  

Applicants who are eligible to receive a waiver and fail to take advantage of it will not be eligible to have any paid application charges refunded. 

Request a waiver code

Current Oakland University undergraduates, active military and veterans, enrolled McNair Scholars or students who apply to Oakland as part of an agreement with another university, are eligible for a one-time application charge waiver. Applicants interested in this should complete and submit the application waiver request form. Waiver codes must be obtained and use prior to submitting applications, as no refunds will be issued once an application charge is paid. 

Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2700

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.