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Getting an ACT voucher?

Hi there! I've heard some people talk about getting an ACT voucher to reduce the test fees. Can someone please explain the process of obtaining a voucher, and any requirements or criteria for eligibility?

7 months ago

Hello! Obtaining an ACT voucher, also known as a fee waiver, can be a great way to reduce the cost of taking the ACT. The process to obtain a voucher involves meeting certain eligibility criteria and then requesting the voucher from a school official.

To be eligible for an ACT fee waiver, you must:

1. Be a high school junior or senior.

2. Be a resident or citizen of the United States or be testing in the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories.

3. Meet at least one of the following indicators of financial need:

- Be enrolled in or eligible for the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch program.

- Have a family income at or below the USDA's Income Eligibility Guidelines.

- Be enrolled in a federal, state, or local program associated with assisting low-income students and families.

- Receive public assistance.

- Live in federally subsidized public housing or foster care, or be homeless.

- Be a ward of the state or an orphan.

If you meet these eligibility criteria, you should speak to your high school counselor or another school official who handles testing registration. They will guide you through the process of obtaining a fee waiver, verify your eligibility, provide you with a voucher, and help you understand how to apply it during the ACT registration process.

Keep in mind that ACT fee waivers cover the basic registration fee for the ACT (either with no writing or with the writing section). They do not cover additional fees, such as late registration, test date changes, or sending score reports to more than four colleges. Additionally, each student is limited to two ACT fee waivers, so you can only use them for two separate test administrations.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your test preparations!

7 months ago

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