Price of TOEFL
What is the Cost of TOEFL
TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This is a standardised test to measure an individual's proficiency in English and is usually taken by non-native speakers of the English language. In this article we will be discussing the cost of taking the test as well as other costs related to it. You should take the test only when you feel you are ready for it as appearing for it is quite costly. The test's price is different for the two formats of the test - TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT.
The price of taking the test varies between $160-250 according to the location of your test centre. Visit this link to find out what is the fee of taking the test as well as the format that is available in your region - http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=toefl. This cost will include appearing for the test on a date and location that is suitable for you as well as four free score reports apart from your own score reports. These reports will automatically be sent to the institutions that you want your scores to be sent to. If you want additional score reports to be sent to other institutions and agencies, it will cost you $17 per score report.
You are required to register for the test a week before your test date. If you opt for late registration, you will have to pay a fee of $35. Late registration also closes 3 days before the test date. Rescheduling the test costs $60 and if you want the Speaking and Writing section of the test to be revaluated, there is a further charge of $120. If you had cancelled the result of your test before and want the scores to be reinstated now, you will have to pay a fee of $20.
The price of taking the test in PBT format is the same in every location that offers the format and it is $160. It also includes the cost of taking the test as well as four score report to be delivered to the institutions and agencies that you wish should receive your scores. Every additional score report will cost you $17. The fee for having your PBT answer sheet revaluated is $25 while the fee for having your TWE (Test of Written English) revaluated is $50.
Modes of Payment
There are many modes of paying for taking the test. You have to pay the entire cost at the time you request the service. We will discuss all of these modes one by one.
- Debit/Credit Card: You can use your American Express, JCB, Visa, MasterCard or Discover card to pay for the test. There are some restrictions on the usage of these cards in certain locations. The restriction is that only Visa card can be used for payment in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Kenya, Togo, Cameroon and Cote D'lvoire.
- Electronic Cheques: Electronic cheques can be used only within the territory of the United States. These are used while registering by phone or online.
- Registration Vouchers: Since there is a restriction on paying the price in cash, these registration vouchers can be purchased in the local currency or in person at any Resource Centre. These can be used for payment if you are registering in person. Otherwise, the unique code of the voucher that you purchase can be used in place of Credit Card number while registering online or via phone.
- Paper Cheques: These can be used only in USA, Canada and European
countries drawn on a bank of the same country. The amount of the fee
has to be converted to the equivalent US dollars. If these paper
cheques bounce, there will be a fine of $20.
Visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/fees/ if you have any further doubts about the mode of payment.