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PPAT® Assessment

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Fee Reduction for the PPAT Assessment

If you’re a college student who meets all the criteria, you’re eligible for a registration fee reduction.

You’re 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.

You’ll need to create an ETS account before requesting a fee reduction.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a fee reduction, you need to:

  1. be currently receiving financial aid
  2. be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and provide a current Enrollment Verification Certificate (You’re 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

If you already registered and paid using a prepaid voucher, you’re not eligible for this fee reduction. Fee waivers and prepaid vouchers can’t be combined.


To apply

  1. Create or log in to your ETS account.
  2. Complete the PPAT Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF).
  3. Send the Fee Reduction Form, Enrollment Verification Certificate and Student Aid Report to ETS:
Fax: 1-609-683-2040


ETS has to receive your documents by the deadline below. Late or incomplete requests won’t be processed.


Submission Window Date
Fall 2023 August 23, 2023
Spring 2024 January 10, 2024


  1. If approved, you’ll receive a $100 fee waiver to use toward your registration fee. If you already registered, you’ll receive a $100 refund in the same form of payment you used to register. Only credit/debit card, Paypal™ and eCheck payments will be refunded.