GRE Exam's Fee

Additional Changes Associated With GRE

Taking the GRE  is not inexpensive. Apart from the fee for the actual exam, there are also costs related to additional services that ETS provides, such as late registration, additional score reports, etc. ETS specifies modes of payments as well as makes available a fee reduction facility to students, all of which has been discussed here. All payment amounts are stated in U.S. Dollars.

Test Fee

ETS reserves the right to make changes in the exam fee structure without due notice. Currently, the fee for applicants residing in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands is $160. The fee for taking the revised General Test for applicants residing in all other locations is $190. Other than the General Test, you might be required to take the Subject Tests as an admissions requirement in a particular university for graduate studies. These tests are Paper-based tests which help in displaying your skills in a specific subject and can be taken even if they aren't an admissions requirement. ETS offers these tests for 8 subjects which have been listed below.





  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Psychology

The fee for taking a particular subject test is $140 for a resident of the United States, its territories or Puerto Rico. Applicants falling under all other locations have to pay $160 for giving the test.

Fee for Related Services

The fee for the following services is the same for both, General Tests as well as Subject tests. The late registration option is available only for online registration and costs $25. If you have requested for standby testing, then it will you cost $50. Requests for rescheduling the test or for changing the test center also cost $50.

Paying the  fee signs you up for four free score reports that will be sent to the institutions of your choice. If you require additional score reports to be sent to other institutes, it will cost you $23 per score report. ETS charges $12 for receiving scores by phone. The organization also offers review services. For reviewing Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections, you will be required to pay $50. A score review of the Analytical Writing section costs $55. If you wish to have the multiple choice sections of your Paper-based Test scored by hand, the fee is $30. If you had got your scores cancelled earlier, you can get them reinstated by paying $30.

GRE Fee Reduction Program

ETS provides reductions in the  fee for applicants who come from weak financial backgrounds. This facility is provided only to U.S. citizens and resident aliens who are college seniors or college graduates that have not yet enrolled into a graduate school. This fee reduction program provides a rebate of 50% on the  fee provided certain conditions are fulfilled. You can learn more about these conditions by visiting http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/fees/reductions/. There are only a limited number of fee reduction certificates which are issued and that too, on a first come, first served basis. This certificate can be used only for one revised General Test and/or one Subject Test.

Accepted Modes of Payment

The preferred modes of payment for the Computer-based Test are through debit/credit cards, money orders, vouchers and certified checks. If you are a resident of Mainland China, payment is to be done only through the modes specified in your NEEA account. Payment for the Paper-based Test can be done via debit/credit cards, PayPal, money orders, vouchers, e-checks (drawn on U.S. banks only), certified checks, Western Union and UNESCO coupons.

Only American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and JCB debit/credit cards are accepted. For more information on accepted modes of payment, visit http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/fees/payment/. You should be able to navigate your way through the various formalities of submitting fees with ease now.