How to Apply for a Fee Waiver on the SAT ExamJune 08, 2016, 10:51 PM
Taking standardized tests like the SAT isn’t cheap. Various registration costs, score report costs, late fees -- among other fees -- can quickly add up. Here’s a list of various fees associated with the SAT:
Registration Fee – $52.50
Subject Test Fee – $26
Language with Listening Test – $26
All other SAT Subject Tests – $16 each
Late Fee – $28
Change Fee – $28
4 Score reports are included in registration, additional scores – $11.25 each
Rushed Orders – $31 per order
Old Scores – $31 per order
Scores over the phone – $15
Luckily, the College Board recognizes that not every family can afford such fees, and offers fee waivers for qualifying students. Not only does the College Board offer fee waivers for the SAT, they also offer application fee waivers for four colleges.
Who is eligible for SAT fee waivers?
SAT fee waivers are available to low-income high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. or U.S. territories. If you’re a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S., you may also be able to have test fees waived. SAT Subject Test fee waivers are available for high school students in all four grades.
You’re eligible for fee waivers if you belong to any of the below categories:
You’re enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
You’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
Your family receives public assistance.
You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
How to apply
To get SAT fee waivers, visit your school counselor. Once he or she determines that you’re eligible, you will receive up to four fee waiver cards, two for SAT registration and two SAT Subject Test registration. These fee waivers cover test registration fees, four score reports, and up to four college application fee waivers.
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