The Real Cost of Applying to College

By Mary Lowengard - 2011-10-04T21:32:01Z

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Test Registration

The tests aren't free. And if you are late to send in the forms, be prepared to pay an extra $26 for the SAT.

$104: Registration for SAT and two subject tests -- $49 fee plus $55 for both subject tests

$50: Registration for ACT -- fee includes the writing section

Tally: $27,472