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Fee Waiver Information

The table below includes information about fee reductions for standardized testing offered through our department. For more information about fee reductions for specific standardized tests, contact the appropriate testing company.

 

Test Name

Reduction/Waiver Qualifications Actions

GRE/GRE Subject

Fee reduction: Test-taker is responsible for half the price of the original test fee (GRE-$185; GRE Subject-$150)

College seniors:

  • receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, 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:

  • have applied for financial aid, and
  • have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,800

Unemployed:

  • ETS also offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates to individuals who can confirm that they are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation. Those who qualify can register to take the computer-based GRE® revised General Test only for half the cost of the regular test fee.

Find more information at: http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/services/fee_reduction/

College Seniors/Unenrolled College Graduates:

  • In order to apply for a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate, students are instructed to contact their financial aid office to see if they qualify. Once eligibility is established, the financial aid office issues the Fee Reduction Certificate and a copy of the student's ISIR.

 

Unemployed:

Praxis I/Praxis II

Fee waiver. If you qualify for a fee wavier, the test fees for up to three Praxis I® Pre-Professional Skills Tests or one Praxis II® Subject Assessment may be waived.

To be eligible for a fee waiver, you must:

  1. Be currently receiving financial aid
  2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Note: You are ineligible if you have a master’s or a doctoral degree)
  3. Meet eligibility income guidelines (below)
  4. Be required to take a Praxis™ test by an authorized score recipient

Find more information at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers/

Fill out the appropriate request form for...

Paper-based Praxis tests: http://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/pdt_fee_waiver_request.pdf

Computer-based Praxis tests: http://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/cdt_fee_waiver_request.pdf

 

Send the request form with the Praxis registration form: http://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/pdt_registration_form.pdf

CLEP for Military

$80 CLEP fee waived

  • If required, $10 optional essay fee waived
  • Must pay $25 fee to UC
  • Military personnel (active duty, reserve, National Guard): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard
  • Spouses and civilian employees of: Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard (active and reserve)
  • Department of Defense Acquisition personnel: Eligible only for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Principles and Marketing

When you arrive for your CLEP exam, be sure to bring a current "Common Access Card" and a second form of ID with your signature, such as your driver's license or passport, to Testing Services

CLEP for Veterans

All fees associated with CLEP testing must be paid.

  • Depending on their benefits election, some veterans can claim full reimbursement for CLEP exams and exam administration fees under provisions of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2004
Contact the Department for Veteran's Affairs for information about eligibility: http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/ Contact the Department for Veteran's Affairs for more information about CLEP testing fee reimbursement: http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

TOEFL

Fee reduction: Test-taker is responsible for half the cost of the original test fee ($180)

The TOEFL Fee Reduction Service is designed for high school seniors in the United States with financial need who are applying to colleges and universities where TOEFL scores are recommended or required.
  • Speak with your school counselor about your eligibility for the TOEFL fee reduction service, using the Guidelines and Procedures to determine if you qualify: http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/pdf/toefl_fee_reduction_service_guidelines.pdf
  • If you are eligible for the service, complete the fee reduction request form: http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/pdf/toefl_fee_reduction_voucher_request_form.pdf
  • Provide the completed request form to your counselor, along with a check or money order made out for half the cost of the original test fee
  • Create a profile on the TOEFL iBT registration system and, using the information provided by the system, provide your counselor all information necessary to complete the request form
  • Submit the request form to ETS, and you will receive confirmation of your test registration.

MCAT

Fee reduction: Test-taker is responsible for $85 instead of original test fee ($275) Fee Assistance Program (FAP) eligibility decisions are tied directly to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/fap/eligibility/ Once you have determined your eligibility for FAP, complete the FAP application:  https://services.aamc.org/fap/. Approximately 15 days after application submission, you will receive an email regarding AAMC’s decision.

LSAT

Fee waiver. Included in the waiver is the cost of:

  • two LSATs (test dates must fall within the two-year waiver period);
  • one registration for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), which includes the Letter of Recommendation Service, the LSAC Evaluation Service, and access to electronic applications for all LSAC-member law schools;
  • four law school reports included with the Credential Assembly Service, available only after final approval of an LSAC fee waiver;
  • one copy of the Official LSAT SuperPrep®.

 

The basic criterion for granting a waiver is the absolute inability to pay for the service. Your inability to pay will be validated via the LSAC Fee Waiver Application Form—US or Canadian version—supported by tax forms and other documentation as requested by LSAC or the law school.

LSAC recommends that you submit your completed fee waiver application at least six weeks prior to the regular registration deadline for a particular LSAT.

There are 3 options for applying:

1. Use the online fee waiver application. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for an LSAC fee waiver. In order to opt for the online application, you must create an account at lsac.org.

2. Contact LSAC at 215.968.1001 and download the fee waiver packet at http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/usfeewaiverform.pdf to provide LSAC with all necessary paperwork for fee waiver

3. Obtain a paper fee waiver packet from a US or Canadian law school admission office, or a prelaw advisor, at least six weeks prior to the regular registration deadline for a particular LSAT. US residents can complete the fee waiver application and either send it to LSAC for consideration or take the completed application to an LSAC-member law school for consideration.