Current ACT Fees and Services
All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.
ACT Test Options and Prices - 2020-2021
|The full ACT (no writing)||$55.00||Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).|
|The full ACT with writing||$70.00||Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register). More about the ACT with writing|
|Test option change||$15.00||The writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.|
Add to your test fee (except for Test Center Change).
|Late registration||$35.00||Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.|
|Standby testing||$56.00||Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day or registration was cancelled due to no photo provided. More about standby testing|
|Change Fee||$35.00||Includes making a Test Date Change or Test Center Change. How can I make changes|
to my registration?
|Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices||$13.00||Request online before the test date. Refundable on written request if you do not test.|
|Additional Score Reports||$13.00||You can request additional score reports online or by providing an additional score report form.|
|Test Information Release||$22.00||You can request a copy of your test questions and answers.|
If you are testing on a national test date and can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver. Information about the eligibility requirements and how to request a fee waiver is sent each summer to high schools. You should work with your local high school to determine your eligibility.
You must meet all of the following requirements:
- Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
- Be testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
- Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.
If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of four separate fee waivers total. The waiver is used once you register, even if you do not test on the requested test date.
IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date.
Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee and late fee for your test option on a national test date, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). After registration, the student can request any number of additional score reports for free. Provides free access to The Official ACT® Self-Paced Course, Powered by Kaplan®. Waivers do not cover test date or test center changes,
standby fee, or any other services.
You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the “How to Apply this Fee Waiver” on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).
When you register online and request any additional services, you must enter a credit card to pay those fees before submitting your registration.
Some states offer vouchers to select student populations to cover all or portions of the registration fee for the ACT. The vouchers are distributed through the schools. Check with your school’s counselor or test coordinator to see if you will receive one.
The following procedures apply:
- The voucher covers reports to your high school and up to four colleges (if you provide valid codes when you register).
- This voucher may not be used to pay any of the following fees: the late registration fee, additional college choices, other services, test date or test center changes, or the standby fee.
- You may submit a voucher for only one test date.
- The voucher is used once you register or request standby testing even if you do not test on the requested test date.
If you have more questions about billing, specifically, please use this contact form to get in touch.