How can I receive a GRE 50% fee waiver?


The only individuals who can be granted a 50% fee waiver for 2017-2018 (for tests from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) are seniors receiving financial aid and returning unenrolled college graduates who have applied for financial aid and have an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR - our version of the Student Aid Report - SAR) on file with Troy University. If you no longer have your paper SAR, you may call 1-800-4-FED-AID and request a copy or request one on line using your FSA ID.

Guidelines for Student Participation

To be eligible for a GRE® Fee Reduction Certificate, an applicant must be a United States citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate.

The GRE Program requires that a copy of the applicant's ISIR be sent with the GRE fee waiver certificate. If the student meets these conditions they should send their completed fee waiver certificate with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Troy Financial Aid Office, 134 Adams Administration Building, Troy, AL 36082.

ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers on a first-come, first-served, basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. The applicant must mail to ETS the following: (1) the original, signed Fee Reduction Certificate, (2) payment equivalent to 50 percent of the full test fee (the most up-to-date test fees are available at, (3) page one of the ISIR showing his or her estimated family contribution, and (4) the GRE test registration forms for the test(s) for which he or she is registering.  If registering for both the GRE®  revised General Test and a Subject Test, the GRE test registration materials for both tests must be mailed together in one envelope. Additional information for applicants appears on the Fee Reduction Certificate.  Starting in July 2013, individuals who are approved for a GRE Fee Reduction may retake a GRE test for 50 percent of the full test fee within one calendar year of the receipt of their original Fee Reduction Certificate and ISIR materials without resubmitting a new Fee Reduction Certificate or ISIR form. These individuals can complete the Declaration of Eligibility form available at, and send it with the appropriate payment and registration form(s) to GRE-ETS, Financial Need Fee Reduction Program, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton NJ 08541-6000.

  • College seniors must be (1) receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, AND EITHER (2) a dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $2,500 for the senior year, OR (3) self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $3,000 for the senior year.
  • Unenrolled college graduates must (1) have applied for financial aid, AND (2) have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $3,000.


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