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SAT Fee Waivers

What's Included?

  • Free Tests and Feedback
    • 2 free SATs
    • 2 free Answer Services
  • Free College Benefits
  • Other Benefits
    • Fee reductions for score verification reports
    • No non-U.S. regional fees for free tests (if you're a U.S. student testing abroad)
    • No late registration fees for free tests (if you're in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands)
    • No cancellation fees (upon cancellation, your unused fee waiver benefits will be returned to you)
  • Additional Details
    • You can take your free SATs in grades 11–12.
    • Depending on when you take the SAT, your free QAS or SAS reports will include your test's questions and answers, or just your answers. Learn more about Answer Services.

Eligibility Requirements

SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th- and 12th-grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country may be able to have test fees waived.

You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:

  • You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.

Application Process

If you think you're eligible, your school counselor or a representative of an authorized community-based organization will help you get a fee waiver.

If you're homeschooled, you can get fee waivers by contacting a local high school counselor. Just provide proof of eligibility, such as tax records or proof of enrollment in an aid program like those listed below.

Additional Resources


The SAT Fee Waiver Program is not managed by the NYS Education Department.  Please contact your local high school counselor or the College Board directly for additional information.

SAT Fee Waiver Program

  • If you're eligible for a fee waiver, you can take the SAT for free and get other benefits to apply to college.