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GRE Exam Fees for GRE general and subject test-takers in 2021

The GRE exam fee for the general test is $205 in all countries except five, which are India, Turkey, China, Australia, and Nigeria. The registration fee for the GRE General Test in India is $213 or approximately INR 15,800. Unlike GRE general test whose cost varies by location, effective July 1, 2020, taking the GRE subject test is going to cost $150 worldwide.

Here is the GRE fees for General test:

LocationFee
Turkey$255
China$231.30
Australia$230
Nigeria$226
India$213
Rest of the world$205

There are other costs associated with taking the GRE like preparation cost, rescheduling fee, additional score reports fee, score review fee, and score reinstatement fee. These costs need to factored in when calculating the total GRE cost for both general and subject tests.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at the GRE exam fees in different countries and what other costs you need to incur apart from the registration fee when taking the GRE General or Subject test in 2021. 

GRE exam fee

GRE Exam Fee 2021

The road to your postgraduate program starts with taking the GMAT or the GRE. Taking the GRE is essential for programs in fields other than business management. For an MBA taking the GMAT is also an option. But, to schedule your GRE appointment you need to pay the GRE exam fee. GRE exam fee depends on two factors:

  1. Type of GRE test you want to take and
  2. Which country you belong to

There are two types of GRE tests:

  1. GRE General Test
  2. GRE Subject Test

Both of these exams have different exam fee. First, let’s take a look at the GRE General test fee

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GRE General test fee

Based on your location, starting July 1, 2020, you’ll have to pay between $205 and $255 to register for the GRE. As mentioned earlier, the registration fee for the GRE general test is $205 except for five countries:

  1. Turkey – $255
  2. China – $231.30
  3. Australia – $230
  4. Nigeria – $226
  5. India – $213
GRE General test fee in Turkey, China, India, Australia, Nigeria, and rest of the world
GRE exam reschedule fee

Apart from the GRE registration fee, you’ll have to pay a reschedule fee in case you want to change your appointment date or if you want to change your test center.

Rescheduling Fee for GRE General Test 

This is how much it will cost to reschedule your GRE or change your test center:

Reschedule FeeCost
China$53.90
Rest of the world$50
Changing your test center$50

Once you take the GRE, there are other scoring services that you’ll have to pay for in case you require those services. These are requesting additional score reports (ASR), requesting a review of your GRE exam score, and reinstating your score.

Service fee for GRE Scoring services

Here is how much it will cost you for these GRE scoring services:

ServiceFee
Additional Score Reports (ASR) (cost per report)$27
Verbal & Quant sections Q&A review service (New York State residents only)$50
Score Review for Analytical Writing measure$60
Score Reinstatement Fee$50

GRE Subject Test Fee

Effective July 1, 2020, taking the GRE Subject test is going to cost $150 worldwide unlike the GRE general test whose cost varies by location.

GRE subject test fee

Apart from the registration fee, there are other costs associated with taking the GRE Subject Test. These other fees are:

GRE Exam servicesFee
Late registration fee (online registration only)$25
Standby testing$50
Rescheduling fee$50
Changing your test center$50
Changing your Subject Test$50
Additional Score Report (ASR) requests — per recipient$27
Score Review$50
Score reinstatement fee$50

How to pay your GRE registration fee? 

You can pay your GRE fee online using your credit or debit card, PayPal, or through an e-check service. The e-check should be drawn against US bank accounts only.

GRE exam fees

You can pay through money order or a certified check or a voucher. Payment can also be made through personal paper checks drawn against US bank accounts only. Also, payment options may be limited because of your location.

Here are more details on how you can pay your GRE exam fee.

Paying for your GRE – Computer-delivered Tests

  • Credit/Debit Card (American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa).
  • PayPal
  • E-Check Service (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only)
  • Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher
  • If testing in Mainland China, refer to the instructions in your NEEA account for payment methods.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal, and voucher numbers are accepted.

Paying for your GRE – Paper-delivered Tests

  • Credit/Debit Card (American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa).
  • PayPal
  • E-Check Service (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only)
  • Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher
  • Western Union®Quick Pay℠ service — when completing the form, use the following under “Pay To”: Company Name: Educational Testing Service; Company Code: GREPROGRAM NJ; Country: USA. Include your original Western Union Quick Pay Receipt with your form. Copies or facsimiles won’t be accepted as a valid payment
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal, and voucher numbers are accepted.

Check out the difference between paper and computer-delivered exam. 

Can you pay your GRE exam fee via paper check?

Payments may also be made by personal paper checks. Make payable to ETS-GRE (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only). If paying by check, make sure you comply with the following:

  • Bank name and its address should be preprinted on the face of the check
  • The check must have a preprinted check number
  • The check must include the candidate or payee name and address
  • Check date CANNOT be over 90 days old
  • New bank account starter checks missing the preprinted name and address are not acceptable

Also, note that ETS does not accept cash payments.

GRE fee waiver – GRE Fee Reduction program 

GRE fee waiver

ETS offers a GRE fee reduction voucher which reduces the registration fee by 50%. You can use it for only one GRE General Test and/or one GRE Subject Test. All test takers also get free access to GRE preparation materials which would otherwise cost $100. These test prep materials are:

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

Check out the GRE syllabus for 2021

GRE Fee reduction Eligibility

In order to get the GRE fee waiver, you need to be eligible for the GRE fee reduction program. In order to be eligible for the GRE fee waiver program:

  • You must be a US citizen or resident alien
  • Unemployed
  • A college senior or a college graduate not currently enrolled
  • Part of national programs for underrepresented

If you are a college senior

  • you must be receiving financial aid in the US, Us territories, or Puerto Rico
  • You must also a dependent, who has a FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $2,500 for the senior year, or self-supporting and have a SAR that shows a contribution of not more than $3,000 for the senior year

Unenrolled college graduates must

  • Have applied for financial aid, and
  • Have a SAR that shows a self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $3,000

In case you’re unemployed you must be

  • A US citizen or resident alien and 18 years of 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

GRE fee waivers for National Programs in the United States

GRE Fee Reduction 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:

  • EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • 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)
  • US
  • TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program

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FAQs – GRE Exam fee

What is the cost of GRE?

The GRE General Test costs $205 across the world except for Turkey, China, India, Australia, and Nigeria. The GRE exam fee in India is $213. Unlike, general test whose cost varies by location, the GRE fees for the subject test is $150 worldwide.

The fee mentioned above is only for registration. there are other costs that are involved like rescheduling, cancellation, etc. Read this article to know more.

How much does it cost to take the GRE at home?

The GRE at-home General test costs $205 in most of the counties.

Can I apply for GRE fee waiver?

Yes. You can apply for a GRE fee waiver. ETS does offer a GRE fee reduction program.

How long is the GRE Test?  

It takes 3 hours 45 minutes to complete the test without any breaks. On the other hand, for the subject test, the duration is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Can I retake or cancel my GRE exam?

Yes. you can retake or cancel your GRE Exam.

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