SAT Fee Waivers

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

Viewing Your Fee Waiver Benefits

Students with SAT fee waivers can sign in and view their full set of fee waiver benefits.

You'll see your benefits and what you have left if:

  • You've recently used an SAT fee waiver for tests.
  • You took the SAT on a school day and already accepted your full set of fee waiver benefits.
  • You enter a 12-digit fee waiver code when registering for upcoming tests.

How to Get a Fee Waiver

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.

How to Register Using a Fee Waiver

Enter the 12-digit fee waiver code under Got a Fee Waiver Code once you sign in and click Submit.

If you've already used a fee waiver code or taken the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT on a school day and accepted fee waiver benefits, you'll see your available benefits. Reach out to your counselor if you don't see your benefits in your account.

What Fee Waivers Cover

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.

Are You Eligible?

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.

Send Your Scores—For Free

It's worth repeating: Every student who uses an SAT fee waiver can send scores to as many colleges as they want for free.


SAT Fee Waivers Student Brochure (.pdf/1,008 KB)

SAT Fee Waivers Student Brochure—Spanish (.pdf/521 KB)