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  • TOEFL Exam Fee – Check Types of TOEFL Fees and Payment Methods

    Published on September 22, 2022

    TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is a language assessment exam taken by study abroad aspirants or candidates who want to work and settle abroad in countries such as the USA, UK, and Canada. The conducting body of the TOEFL exam is Educational Testing Service (ETS) which provides the exam in various forms – TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT and TOEFL at Home.

    The TOEFL exam fee is USD 190. In Indian currency, it is dependent on the exchange rates which causes minor fluctuations in the rate from time to time. ETS also provides other services related to the TOEFL test and levies additional fees on it.

    TOEFL Exam Fees 2022

    The TOEFL test scores are accepted across 11,500 institutions worldwide and are a testimonial of a candidate’s readiness to study or work abroad. In order to book the TOEFL exam or complete the registration process, it is necessary to pay a TOEFL exam fee.

    All the versions of the TOEFL exam are priced at USD 190 except TOEFL Essential which costs USD 100. Apart from this, ETS charges other fees related to rescheduling, late registration, additional score reports or score review.

    Factors Affecting TOEFL Exam Fees

    Besides the exchange rates, there are other factors that influence the TOEFL exam fees. The factors on the basis of which the registration fees differ are:

    • Test Edition: There are three types of TOEFL tests –  TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Home Edition and TOEFL Essentials. The price of the test will depend on the test edition chosen by the test-taker. Generally, the TOEFL Essentials edition is cheaper than TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition, however, it is not accepted by every foreign institution.
    • Test Location: The test location determines the TOEFL registration fee. This means that the TOEFL fee differs in each country or nation. However, there is no difference in the TOEFL fees in different centres of a particular country.

    Types of TOEFL Exam Fee

    The TOEFL registration fee is the primary fee that applicants need to pay. Apart from that, test-takers may have to pay for the following services provided by the ETS. The types of TOEFL exam fees are given below:

    Type of TOEFL Exam FeeFee DescriptionAmount (in USD)
    Late Registration FeeIt is the fee that needs to pay if the registration is done late.40
    Rescheduling FeeFor changing the test date to a later date, a rescheduling fee has to be paid.60
    Additional Score ReportETS provides four free test reports. After that, every report is chargeable.20
    Reinstatement of Canceled ScoresIf test-takers accidentally cancel the scorecard, then they have to pay an additional fee to reinstate the scores.20
    Speaking or Writing Section ReviewThe speaking or writing section of the TOEFL exam can be reviewed in exchange for a fee.80
    Speaking and Writing Section ReviewIf test-takers are not satisfied with the scores in both the speaking and writing section then they can request a review of both sections.160

    TOEFL Exam Fee in Other Countries

    As already mentioned above, the TOEFL exam fees vary based on the country or nation. Candidates must keep the exchange rates in mind while converting the fees from USD to their own currency. The TOEFL fees for some of the popular countries are given below:

    CountryFee (in USD)
    New Zealand275

    Methods of TOEFL Exam Fee Payment

    ETS has made available several payment options for the TOEFL exam fee. The options are enlisted below:

    • Credit Card/ Debit Card: The cards that are accepted for fee payment are American Express, Visa Cards, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discover and China Union Pay. This process is the most efficient as it allows one to pay the exam fee in the country’s currency.
    • PayPal: This digital platform is a convenient mode of payment for TOEFL exam fees. Simply applicants need to open an account and link it with their bank account.
    • E-Check: E-Check or an electronic check, allow candidates to draw the check electronically. However, Indian students cannot avail of this facility. It is only available for banks that are present in the US, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada.
    • Money Order: Applicants can also money order the TOEFL exam fee provided the cheque is drawn in USD.

    Refund Policy of TOEFL Exam Fee

    The TOEFL exam fee is refunded in case of an unavoidable circumstance but the applicant has to ensure the following conditions in order to receive the refund.

    • The payment needs to be made in time with all the necessary signatures.
    • Full refund is not available.
    • Only 50% of the registration fee is returned on the condition that the cancellation request is made four days prior to the TOEFL exam date.
    • If the test is cancelled by ETS, students can receive reimbursement of costs within 30 days.
    • The refund will be processed in the same currency as the fee payment.

    Lastly, candidates must note that there may be changes in the exam fees due to the constant change in currency rates.

    We hope that TOEFL aspirants have a clear vision of the TOEFL exam fees and wish them all the best for their upcoming test date.


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