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GRE Fee Waiver

Educational Testing Service (ETS), which administers the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), makes available to colleges and universities yearly, a limited supply of fee waivers for the GRE, based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Waivers may be used to pay for a general test and/ or one subject test.

General eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien as well as a college senior receiving financial aid or non-enrolled college graduate who has applied for financial aid.

  • If you are a dependent college senior, your parental contribution on your FAFSA must not be more than $1,500 for your senior year.  

  • If you are an independent college senior your FAFSA contribution must be less than $1,900 for your senior year, you are also eligible.

  • An independent non-enrolled college graduate whose FAFSA shows a contribution of less than $1,900 is also eligible.

If you are registering for more than one test, all registration materials must be received together with the fee waiver and FAFSA  or your registration form will be returned to you unprocessed.

Letter requests, photocopies, and faxes of fee waivers will not be accepted.

Fee waivers are not retroactive and they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

Students desiring to receive a fee wavier should contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-556-8593 or finaid@msudenver.edu for more information. Your counselor will determine if you qualify for the waiver. Once your eligibility is established, your counselor will issue you a fee waiver and a copy of your FASFA. You must register for the GRE by mail or the internet.

To view more information on the GRE test or GRE fee waiver click here.