The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a strong commitment to diversity. As part of that commitment, the Department of Mathematics seeks to expand its search horizons and ensure that each deserving candidate for the Graduate Program is considered fairly and fully. Further, our department is a leading member of the Sloan Foundation University Center of Exemplary Mentoring.
All qualified U.S. candidates who fall within traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to submit applications, and apply for an application fee waiver.
The most useful fee waiver program at that webpage is the FreeApp program. This FreeApp program is not restricted to students at Big Ten schools – the point is that you are applying to the University of Illinois, which is a Big Ten school. Note: McNair Scholars also have access to another fee waiver program at that webpage, if needed.