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Reducing Barriers: Changes to the GRE® Fee Reduction Program

As a nonprofit organization, ETS provides the GRE® Fee Reduction Program to help ensure that the cost of taking a GRE® test is not a barrier to graduate study. GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers are available for individuals who can demonstrate financial need, for those who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation, and for national programs that work with underrepresented groups and low-income and/or first-generation college students. A GRE® Fee Reduction Voucher may be used for one GRE® General Test and/or one GRE® Subject Test. Voucher users pay 50 percent of the regular test fee.

ETS is pleased to announce that they have made three exciting changes to their GRE Test Fee Reduction Program effective July 1, 2019.

  1. Test takers who receive a voucher for the GRE General Test will also get free access to two POWERPREP PLUS® Online practice tests and ScoreItNow!™ Online Writing Practice, valued at $100.
    • The two POWERPREP PLUS Online practice tests (valued at $80) provide test takers the experience of taking the real, computer-delivered GRE General Test. The practice tests are timed and enable users to try out features and tools that will be available during the actual test. Users will receive scores on all three measures of the test within minutes, explanations for correct answers and a score report that summarizes their performance. Test takers with disabilities and health-related needs can familiarize themselves with the same industry-leading accommodations that are offered in the actual test.
    • ScoreItNow! Online Writing Practice (valued at $20) is a web-based service through which test takers can submit responses on up to eight essay topics and get immediate scores and feedback.
    • Learn more about these test prep materials at ets.org/gre/prepare.
  2. ETS is providing vouchers to the following three national programs for distribution to their students, bringing the total number of national programs that receive GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers to 10.
    • Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
    • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
    • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
    • To see the full list of participating national programs, visit ets.org/gre/grefeereduction.
  3. ETS is providing GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers to the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for distribution to eligible test takers outside of the United States who have financial need. This program assists qualified students in the EducationUSA network who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities, but who lack financial resources to cover the up-front costs to apply, such as testing, application fees or airfare.

To learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program and to apply, visit ets.org/gre/grefeereduction. You can also submit your questions directly to ETS at [email protected].