HiSET® Fees

To see exactly what it will cost for you to take the HiSET® exam in your state or center, see Requirements by State. State and test center fees may apply, and payment polices vary by state.

Preferred Forms of Payment

If You Schedule Online

If you are scheduling online, you may pay by:

  • debit card or credit card (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, VISA® and JCB)
  • PayPal®
  • eCheck

You must pay for the test at the time you schedule it, so you can't pay with cash. However, if you only have cash, you may use it in one of the following ways:

  • purchase a GreenDot® MoneyPak prepaid card and fund a PayPal account
  • purchase a prepaid PayPal My Cash Card and fund a PayPal account
  • purchase a VISA, MasterCard or American Express gift card
  • open a free checking account and pay with an electronic check (eCheck)

If you are purchasing a prepaid credit card or gift card, be sure to check the cards before you purchase them for any restrictions that might prevent you from using them in our registration system, such as restrictions against using the card for online purchases. To learn more about how you can use one of these payment methods, download the Cash Options for HiSET Test Takers flyer.

If You Schedule by Phone

If you are scheduling by phone, you may pay by:

  • debit card or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA and JCB)
  • eCheck

You can't use a PayPal account to pay over the phone.

Payment Policies

  • All fees are stated in U.S. dollars.
  • Services may be withheld for nonpayment of fees.
  • Taxes must be included where applicable.
  • ETS reserves the right to add or remove online payment methods at its own discretion and without notice.
  • PayPal payments may only be made online. You cannot use a PayPal account to pay over the phone.
  • If paying by eCheck:
    • eCheck must include pre-printed:
      • Bank name and address
      • Payee name and address
    • eCheck date CANNOT be over 90 days old.
    • eCheck payments must be drawn on U.S. banks.
    • By sending your check, you are authorizing ETS, at its discretion, to use the information on your check to make a one-time electronic debit from your account for the amount of your check. You will not be charged a processing fee for the electronic debit service.
    • If you do not have sufficient funds in your account, your scores will be withheld, you will be unable to schedule additional tests, and an additional service fee of $20 will be added to your account. You will receive your scores as soon as the total outstanding balance has been cleared. Contact ETS to learn about other payment options if you prefer not to have your check used in this way.

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