GRE and GMAT Fee Waivers
The Graduate Record Exam ("GRE") is a standardized test that many graduate schools require applicants to take as part of the admissions process.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test ("GMAT") is a standardized test that many graduate business schools require applicants to take as part of the admissions process/
ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates on a first-come, first-served, basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. A Fee Reduction Certificate may be used for one General Test and/or one Subject Test. Eligibility for participation in the Fee Reduction Program is limited to one time only. Thereafter, the full test fee will be charged for additional tests for which the candidate registers. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to pay 50 percent of the full test fee. The reduced fee is $75 for the General Test and $65 for a Subject Test.
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate.
College seniors must be:
receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the U.S., U.S. Territories, or Puerto Rico, and
a dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,400 for the senior year, or
self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $1,800 for the senior year.
Unenrolled college graduates must:
have applied for financial aid, and
have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,800.
To apply for a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate:
Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to see if you qualify.
Once your eligibility is established, we will issue you a Fee Reduction Certificate and a copy of your ISIR. Follow the instructions on the voucher. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.
Letter requests, photocopies, and faxes of Fee Reduction Certificates will not be accepted. Fee Reduction Certificates are not retroactive and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. There are no refunds for unused Fee Reduction Certificates and no refunds will be provided to examinees who are not admitted to the test for any reason (including unacceptable identification).
For more information, review the information posted under"Fees for Tests and Related Services"
GMAT Fee Waivers
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is committed to creating and promoting access to management education for people throughout the world. In keeping with this commitment, they believe that the cost of the GMAT exam should not preclude an individual’s opportunity to apply to business school. Consequently, GMAC is underwriting a GMAT Fee Waiver Program for economically disadvantaged candidates.
GMAC does not provide fee waivers directly to test takers. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has received 5 fee waivers to award this year to help economically disadvantaged test takers. Fee waivers will be awarded on a "first-come, first served basis". Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.
Updated February 23, 2011