Application Fees and Fee Waivers

Admission to the M.P.P. and M.A.S. Programs

Application Fees

Jackson will automatically waive the application fee for all M.P.P. and M.A.S. applications received by December 1. A form is not required to receive this waiver.

Applicants may still apply until the final deadline of January 2, but a $75 application fee will be charged for applications submitted after 11:59 pm EST on December 1. Application fees are non-refundable. No preference is given to early applications.

You will pay this fee immediately upon submitting your application through the application platform. The fee must be paid, or a fee waiver must be granted, before your application will be reviewed. If you fail to pay the application fee or to obtain a fee waiver, your application will be cancelled.


Acceptable Forms of Payment

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are the only accepted means of payment. Debit cards and credit card debit authorizations are not accepted. Wire transfers (such as SWIFT or Fedwire) are not accepted.



If you experience an issue or error submitting payment, please confirm that you have used either a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express card and entered the:

Correct card number
Correct expiration date and date format
Correct security code (found on the back of your credit card)

If that does not resolve your issue, please check with your credit card company to make sure that you have not exceeded your credit line and that no holds are on your account. You may also try using a different card.


Fee Waivers

It is highly recommended that you apply by the December 1 automatic fee waiver deadline. However, some M.P.P. applicants who are members of special fellowships or programs may be eligible for a fee waiver beyond the December 1 fee waiver deadline (see list below). The eligibility requirements and process to request a waiver are below. Note: fee waiver requests usually take 2-3 business days to process, and the deadline to request a fee waiver is December 15, so please plan accordingly.


Special Program, Event, Fellowship or Status

If you are a member of one of the groups listed here, please provide documentation of your participation/affiliation and dates of participation on your fee waiver request form:

Peace Corps
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship*
Rangel Fellowship*
Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA)
The Sadie Collective
Truman Scholar
Active U.S. Military

*If your fellowship participation is not announced until after the December 15 fee waiver application deadline, please contact the Jackson Admissions Office at


How to Request a Fee Waiver

Please follow the instructions below to submit a fee waiver request. Fee waiver requests are due by December 15. Do not submit your application fee until your fee waiver request has been processed and you have received a reply. Paid application fees will not be refunded.

To access the Fee Waiver Request Form, start your application and complete the Personal Background section.

Complete the Fee Waiver Request Form. If you started your application very recently, it may take a few minutes for the system to register your new application and grant you access to the fee waiver request form.

Submit the Fee Waiver Request Form by the December 15 deadline.

Once you have submitted your fee waiver request, you will receive an email within 3-5 business days indicating if you have been granted a waiver. If you are not granted a fee waiver, you will need to pay the application fee when you submit your application.