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GRE Fee Reduction Program

The GRE Fee Reduction Program provides a substantial discount off of the test fee to:

  • individuals who can demonstrate financial need
  • Individuals who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation
  • national programs that work with underrepresented groups, first generation college students and students with financial need

Eligible individuals can submit a GRE Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF) to request a GRE Fee Reduction Voucher to use for one GRE General Test and/or one GRE Subject Test. Voucher users pay 50% of the regular test fee, and can submit another request should they wish to test again. Fee Reduction Vouchers cannot be combined with other offers.

All test takers who receive a GRE General Test Fee Reduction voucher also receive FREE access to the following GRE test preparation materials, a $100 value:

  • POWERPREP PLUS® Online Practice Test 1 ($40 value)
  • POWERPREP PLUS Online Practice Test 2 ($40 value)
  • ScoreItNow!™ Online Writing Practice ($20 value)

For those with financial need

The GRE Program offers GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers to U.S. citizens or resident aliens who are college seniors or unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements and are planning to take a GRE test in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.

College seniors:

  • receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, U.S. Territories or Puerto Rico, and
  • a dependent, who has a FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $2,700 for the senior year, or
  • self-supporting and have a SAR that shows a contribution of not more than $3,200 for the senior year

Unenrolled college graduates:

  • have applied for financial aid, and
  • have a SAR that shows a self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $3,200

To apply, students should complete the GRE Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF) and  follow the instructions on the form regarding submission of materials to ETS. Voucher numbers are sent to recipients via email within 2 weeks of ETS approval of the request.
 

Test takers who would like to retest

Test takers who would like to retest can apply for another voucher by completing and submitting the GRE Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF) to ETS. Voucher numbers are sent to recipients via email within 2 weeks of ETS approval of the request.
 

For those who are unemployed

ETS also offers vouchers to individuals who can confirm that they are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation and are planning to take a GRE test in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a U.S. citizen or resident alien and 18 years or age or older
  • currently unemployed and have become unemployed within the past six months
  • able to submit a copy of an Unemployment Benefits Statement from the past 90 days as proof of unemployment

To apply, students should complete the GRE Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF) and follow the instructions on the form regarding the submission of materials to ETS. Voucher numbers are sent to recipients via email within two weeks of ETS approval of the request.
 

For programs that support underrepresented groups

Vouchers are also made available to the following programs that work with students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students and students with financial need:

  • Admit.me Fellows (added in 2022)
  • Charles B. Rangel Fellowship Program
  • EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • i-Scholar Initiative (added in 2022)
  • Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • Management Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Program
  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Program (GEM)
  • NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program
  • Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
  • Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program
  • TheDream.US
  • Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program
  • TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program