Tippie Full-time MBA Application Fee Waivers

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Tippie grants application fee waivers to strong candidates. These waivers allow a candidate to apply without paying the typical application fee of $60 (domestic) or $100 (international).

We define “strong candidates” as those who meet or exceed our class profile averages. These individuals typically have:

  • A strong work background (at least 2 years of experience in a professional environment, ideally with promotions or increasing responsibility)
  • Career goals in line with the Tippie program’s strengths
  • The ability to succeed academically (measured by a GMAT score that is strong as compared to the average score for your peer group; see below for averages).

Average GMAT in 2012 for:

  • Indian candidates: 704
  • Chinese candidates: 690
  • Domestic candidates: 650

To be considered for a waiver, please email your resume (2 pages maximum), GMAT score, and a short statement (one paragraph) of your post-MBA career goals to us at tippiemba@uiowa.edu.

Please note that we are not able to review your fee waiver request without a GMAT score. Our team will review your information and respond within 3 to 5 business days.

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Lydia Fine

About Lydia Fine

Lydia joined Tippie in 2008 and now works with the Tippie Marketing & Design group as an Associate Director. Prior to joining the marketing group, Lydia recruited new Tippie MBA students for 5 years. Lydia earned her BBA in Marketing (2002) and her MBA in 2010, both from the University of Iowa. She and her husband live in North Liberty with their two children, a dog named Kitty, and a cat that thinks it's a person.