How Much Does the GRE Test Cost?

Instructor: William White
Learn about how much money the GRE General Test will cost you, along with some additional fees that can be applied, such as those for test changes and late registration. You'll also come across some helpful prep resources that you can use to get ready.

The Cost of the GRE Test

The GRE General Test has a worldwide price of $205, except in Australia, China, and Nigeria. In Australia, the cost is $230, while China is $220.70 and Nigeria is $220. Individuals with financial constraints can apply for a 50% fee reduction. However, the amount of fee reductions given is limited; they are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Some of the eligibility requirements for a fee reduction include being unemployed, an unenrolled college grad or a senior in college.

Additional Costs

Some additional fees apply in certain circumstances. If you need to reschedule your exam or change the testing center, it will cost $50 in each instance. Standby testing requires a fee of $50, and registering late will cost an extra $25 on top of the exam fee. Both the late registration and standby testing only apply to paper-delivered testing.


The acceptable forms of payment vary, depending on whether the exam is computer-based or paper-delivered. For the computer-based test, you can pay with a credit/debit card, voucher, check or money order. These methods of payment are also options for the paper-based version, in addition to PayPal, eCheck, Western Union Quick Pay and UNESCO coupons.

Studying for the GRE offers a comprehensive GRE Practice & Study Guide for your test prep. Included are fun video lessons and practice quizzes and exams. These prep resources can conveniently be viewed from web-enabled mobile devices in addition to computers.

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