Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. may be eligible for a waiver of the $125 application fee if they can obtain a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate for the current academic year, 2012-13. Information on the GRE Fee Reduction program can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, ETS. After your GRE Fee Reduction eligibility has been established by your Financial Aid Office and you are issued the GRE Fee Reduction Certificate, send a copy of the completed certificate with a cover letter that includes your full legal name, email address, and program to which you are applying to: Graduate Admissions, 482 Galvez, Suite 120, Stanford, CA 94305-6032. Do not send your request to your department. To be valid, the GRE Fee Reduction Certificate must be affixed with an official school stamp or seal and signed by the appropriate school official. If your application fee waiver is approved you will be given a code to enter in the payment section of the online application. The application fee is not waived for international students.  Important: Requests for fee waivers must be received at least 15 business days prior to the departmental deadline to apply. If you apply for a fee waiver, please do not pay the application fee until you find out if your request for a waiver is granted or not. If we deny your request for a waiver, we will instruct you to pay the fee. Refunds are not given to applicants who pay for the application themselves instead of using their granted application fee waivers.