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GRE Fee Reduction

Students who plan on taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission into graduate school may qualify for a reduction in the cost of the exam if they are:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. A college senior receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the U.S., a U.S. Territory, or Puerto Rico, or a returning unenrolled college graduate who has applied for financial aid;
    • A dependent college senior whose Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,500 for the senior year, or
    • A self-supporting college senior whose ISIR shows a contribution of not more than $1,9800 for the senior year, or
    • An unenrolled college graduate whose ISIR or Student Aid Report (SAR) indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,900

    The applicant must mail in the original Fee Reduction Certificate, payment equivalent to 50 percent of the full test fee, and page one of the ISIR or SAR showing the applicant’s estimated family contribution with the appropriate registration materials. Any applicant who is planning to register for a General Test and a Subject Test should mail all registration materials together in one envelope.

    Under no circumstances should an applicant be issued multiple Fee Reduction Certificates. Applicants who register but fail to appear on the test date, have lost or misplaced the certificate, or wish to repeat a test, should not be issued another Fee Reduction Certificate.

    The GRE Fee Reduction Program is funded by income from GRE test fees. The GRE Program incurs a cost for every test appointment scheduled or test registration received. Please inform your students not to schedule a test appointment or register for a test unless they are certain they will be able to attend the test session. The long-range viability of the Fee Reduction Program depends upon effective stewardship of this program.

    NOTE: Please visit the Office of Financial Aid, at the Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100, for a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate.

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    Enrollment Center @
    The Tower, Main 1.100

    One West University Boulevard Brownsville, Texas 78520

    Phone: (956) 882-8277
    Fax: (956) 882-8229

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