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GRE® Fee Reduction

Guidelines for Eligibility for GRE® Fee Reduction Certificate

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 un-enrolled college graduate.

  • College seniors must be (1) receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the U.S., 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 $1,500 for the senior year, OR (3) self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $1,900 for the senior year.
  • Un-enrolled 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 $1,900.

Individuals 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.

Procedures for Applicants

  1. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for the program at or 503.943.7311.

  2. Financial Aid will complete the GRE® Fee Reduction Certificate. You will need to stop by our office to pick up the original Fee Reduction Certificate after it is completed.

  3. You must mail the following to ETS:
  • The original, signed Fee Reduction Certificate;
  • Payment equivalent to 50 percent of the full test fee;
  • Page 1 of the ISIR showing your estimated family contribution; and
  • The GRE test registration forms for the test(s) for which you are registering.

Additional information about the GRE® Fee Reduction Program is available on the program's website.