How Much Does the GRE Test Cost?

The Cost of the GRE Test

The GRE General Test has a worldwide price of $205, except in Australia, China, India, Nigeria and Turkey. The most expensive test is in Turkey at a cost of $255. In China, expect to pay $231.30, while the cost is $213 in India and $226 in Nigeria.

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. The exception to this is China, where you should expect to pay $53.90 to reschedule. Late registration is only available online at a cost of $25.


The acceptable forms of payment for a computer-based exam is credit/debit card, PayPal, e-check services for U.S. bank accounts, money order, certified check, or voucher. Mainland China will have instructions for payment methods in your NEEA account. These methods of payment are also options for the paper-based version, in addition to Western Union Quick Pay service. In Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal, and voucher numbers are acceptable payment methods for both computer and paper exams.

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