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OAT Fee Waiver Information

In documented cases of severe financial hardship, a limited number of partial fee waivers are available to OAT examinees each calendar year (January - December). The partial fee waiver covers 50% of the OAT fee. The partial fee waiver does not apply to any charges associated with rescheduling/canceling a test date or score reporting after the time of initial application. Partial fee waivers are granted on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible examinees who have submitted the required documents.

An examinee is eligible to request a partial fee waiver if each of the following criteria are met:

  • First time examinee
  • Has not previously received a partial fee waiver or previously taken the OAT
  • U.S. citizen or resident alien
  • Has demonstrated financial hardship
  • Received financial aid from their school

You must download and complete the financial information form (DOCX). Submit the form to with a copy of the financial aid award letter you received from your school (financial aid award letter cannot be older than 18 months*). The OAT Program will review all partial fee waiver requests and make the final approval/denial decision.

After the partial fee waiver request is reviewed, the examinee will receive an email notification of the decision and instructions for submitting an OAT application online. Please allow up to 10 business days for review of all partial fee waiver requests.

*A copy of a tax return from the most recent filing can be substituted for a financial aid award letter for applicants who have not been enrolled at a college or university in the past 18 months.