ACT Registration Fees
ACT (no writing): $46
-includes reports for you, your high school, and up to 4 colleges (if codes are provided when you register).
ACT with writing: $62.50
-includes everything that ACT with no writing includes.
-the $16.50 writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT no writing before testing begins.
Score reports for 5th and 6th college choices: $13 each
-request online before the test date.
refundable on written request if you do not test.
Late registration: $29.50
Test date change: $26
-must pay basic registration fee and this one as well
-if a date change is requested after the regular deadline for the new date, the basic registration fee, the test date change fee, and the late registration fee all must be paid.
Test center change (same test date): $26
Fee Waiver Coverage
The fee waiver covers the cost of the ACT (no writing) or the ACT with writing. It also includes 1 report to your high school and up to 4 college choices.
Fee waivers do not cover any additional fees, products, or services.
Fee Waiver Eligibility
In order to receive a fee waiver, the student must meet all of the following requirements:
-be currently enrolled in high school in 11th or 12 grade.
-be a US citizen or test in the US, Us territories, or Puerto Rico.
-meet 1 or more of the following indicators of economic need listed below:
-enrolled in federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school, based on USDA income levels.
-enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (if a student participates in the program but is not economically disadvantaged, they are not eligible for a fee waiver).
-resides in a foster home, is a ward of the state, or is homeless.
-family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federally subsidized public housing.
-family's total annual income is at or below USDA levels for free or reduced-price lunches (see table)
Number in household (including student)
Total Annual Income Before Taxes (in last calendar year)
Each additional member
Plus $7,733 each
In order to receive the fee waiver, contact your guidance counselor. You will not be able to receive it firectly from ACT.
Each fee waiver has a serial number printed in the top-right corner. Instructions for submitting the serial number online or returning the fee waiver form with a paper regristration are on the printed form under "How to Apply this Fee Waiver".
Students registering online must pay any fees not covered by the waiver with a credit card before submitting the registration.
Each request is valid only if it is properly completed and personally signed by both the student and a school official.
For any other questions, contact your guidance counselor or visit the ACT website.