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Fee Reductions for the PPAT® Assessment

Due to limited staffing in our offices during the COVID-19 outbreak, please email requests and supporting documentation to ensure that we are able to receive them. Do not submit them by mail. Note that during this timeframe, there may be additional delays in processing requests.

Test fee reductions may be available for college students who meet all eligibility criteria. If you qualify for a fee reduction, a portion of the test fee may be waived.

You are eligible for a fee reduction only once during a testing year. There are a limited number of waivers available per submission window and per educator preparation program. All requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All documents must be received for processing to begin. The fee waiver cannot be combined with prepaid vouchers.

Note: You must create an ETS Performance Assessment account before requesting a fee reduction.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a partial fee reduction, you must:

  1. be currently receiving financial aid
  2. be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and provide a current Enrollment Verification Certificate (Note: You are ineligible if you have a master's degree or a doctorate)
  3. provide a current FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less
  4. be required to take the PPAT® assessment by an authorized score recipient

To Apply

  1. Create an online account in the ETS® Performance Assessments registration system.
  2. Complete the PPAT Fee Reduction Request Form.
  3. Mail the original PPAT Fee Reduction Form, Enrollment Verification Certificate and SAR to ETS at the address below:

    Educational Testing Service
    ATTN: PPAT Assessment Program
    Mail Stop 57-L
    660 Rosedale Road
    Princeton, NJ 08541

    ETS must receive the original form by the deadline below. Late or incomplete requests will not be processed.

    Submission WindowDate
    Fall 2020 August 26, 2020
    Spring 2021 January 15, 2021
  4. If approved, you will receive a $100 fee waiver to be used toward your test fee. If you have already registered, $100 of your test fee will be refunded in the same form of payment in which you paid for your registration in our system. Only credit/debit card, Paypal and eCheck original payments will be refunded. Registration payments made with prepaid vouchers are not eligible for this fee reduction.