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CUNY Application Fee Waiver

Undergraduate applicants who are Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves are exempt from paying the undergraduate application fee.
In order to receive your Veterans Fee Waiver, follow 3 easy steps:
  1. Create your CUNY Portal Account by visiting: Fill out the online application and, when complete, select the "PAY LATER" option.
  2. E-mail your Veterans Fee Waiver request to:
  • The e-mail MUST include:
  • Full Name (same as on the application)
  • Application Control Number (ten-digit number found in your Application Summary Package, accessible immediately after submitting your application, e.g.: W##########)
  • Freshman or Transfer
  • Semester Applying For (Ex: Fall 2009)
  • Date of Birth
  • 3- Send proof* of your Veteran/Military status to us via:
    • E-mail- send to
    • Fax- send to 212-290-5664 (Include "Attn: Veterans Fee Waiver" in the subject line).
    • Mail- The City University of New York
      Office of Admission Services
      1114 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
      New York, NY 10036
      ATTN: Veterans Fee Waiver

    *Proof required includes a copy of EITHER of the following:

    1. DD-214
    2. Current Military ID card
    3. Deployment or Pre-separation orders

    Please contact Mark O'Connor, CUNY's Admissions Counselor for Veterans, at 212-290-5674 (Wednesday through Friday) with any questions or e-mail the Office of Veterans Affairs at: (Monday through Friday).

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