Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > SAT

SAT Cost


How Much Does the SAT Cost?

 
low costSAT: $47average costSAT Preparation Classes: $250-$1,400high costSAT Tutoring: $2,000+
post E-mail post Post  

The SAT Reasoning Test is one of the two major entrance exams for U.S. colleges. The SAT's prices are set by The College Board, which administers the exams. The SAT college entrance exam is owned by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service.

Typical costs:

  • The test[1] costs $47.
  • Some colleges require applicants to also take SAT subject tests in fields ranging from literature to physics to foreign language. Each of these tests costs[2] an additional $10, or $21 for language tests.
  • Self-guided test preparation programs are relatively inexpensive ways to prepare for the test. Online preparation[3] on the SAT's official website costs $69.95; the SAT's official test guide[4] costs $21.99. Other SAT guides can cost as little as $9.99.
  • SAT preparation classes, from companies like The Princeton Review[5] and Kaplan[6] , can be more expensive but offer an individualized approach to preparing for the exam. Classes can cost between $250 and $1,400, depending on the provider and the amount of instructional time in the classroom.
  • Individual tutoring can cost more than $100 an hour and generally involves at least 20 hours of tutoring. Kaplan and The Princeton Review are the two leading sources of classes and tutoring. Some community colleges also offer test preparation courses.
  • The Preliminary SAT[7] , which is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a way for sophomores and juniors to prepare for the SAT. It costs $14.
Related articles: AP Test, ACT Test, College

What should be included:
  • The SAT is more extensively based on testing students' critical thinking skills than the ACT, which focuses on what students learned in high school.
  • The $47 test fee includes the basic test, a score report for the high school and distribution of scores to up to four colleges or universities.
  • Test prep classes include at least 18 hours of instruction, classroom-setting mentoring on test-taking strategies and in-class reviews of practice tests. Many classroom programs include score improvement guarantees. SAT test prep classes cost $250 to $1,400.
  • Tutoring includes at least 20 hours of individual guidance on how to improve scores in specific subject areas and more flexibility on scheduling.
Additional costs:
  • Other SAT registration fees include late registration ($24), standby testing ($41), test center or date changes ($24 each) and scores by phone ($13).
  • If applying to more than four colleges, the SAT will send the scores[8] to additional colleges for $10 each.
  • Scores can be rushed electronically for an additional $29.
  • Preparation for SAT Subject Tests involves additional classroom time -- and cost. Tutoring for subject tests can cost up to $2,900.
Discounts:
  • The SAT offers fee waivers[9] for students with financial need. Students should contact their high school counselors for information about fee waivers.
  • Used SAT guides can be found on websites like Powell's Books[10] . Be careful buying a used SAT guide, as the test's questions and its format are revised periodically.
Shopping for the sat:
  • Be careful selecting a time and place to schedule the test, since there is a charge for changing either.
  • Consider online classes and tutoring, which are also offered by some test preparation companies. That can offer some flexibility in scheduling and a more relaxed studying environment.
  • Companies offering ACT test prep include The Princeton Review[11] and Kaplan[12] .
  • Check local community colleges to see if they offer SAT preparation courses.
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With the SAT
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
SAT Subject: Study Guide Used: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  sat.collegeboard.org/register/us-services-fees
  2.  www.actstudent.org/writing/
  3.  sat.collegeboard.org/sat-store
  4.  sat.collegeboard.org/practice/official-sat-study-guide
  5.  www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-test-preparation.aspx
  6.  www.kaptest.com/College/SAT/comparison.html
  7.  www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
  8.  sat.collegeboard.org/register/us-services-fees
  9.  sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers
  10.  www.powells.com/section/reference/test-guides/
  11.  www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-test-preparation.aspx
  12.  www.kaptest.com/College/SAT/comparison.html
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Medical Assistant School Cost? How Much Does Community College Cost? How Much Does Pharmacy Technician School Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 


Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Am I paying too much
Paid: 1800.00
I have a small auto repair shop. He prepared my tax return in 2016. I do my own 941, wage report and monthly taxes. He does the rest and I still get charged 1800.00... [more]
-Martín Duran
Business Tax Preparation Cost
Tsh t3 and t4
Paid: 2500.00
Any ideas what to do? I do not want to pay this... [more]
-Thisbillistohigh
Thyroid Test Cost
Teeth Cleaning
Paid: 0.00
in order to prefer cleaning, $149 for blood work, chest X-rays and an ekg another $375 and then he brings in a specialist to sedate, X-ray and clean, scale and polish for $809 and then extra if anything is wrong... [more]
-breaking the bank
Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost
lizard
Paid: 0.00
Bought him for $100, tank and stand $60(second hand), food depends on what we get and how much (colard greens $5,crickets $8 for 100, Roaches 500 for $25), bulbs$20, tank decorations $45-$60,leash $6, vitamins and calcium $10- $15, tank cle... [more]
-
Pet Lizard Cost
Extreme Towing Charge Scam
Paid: 650.00
This towing company picked up my son's car after he slid into a railroad tie fence 300 feet from our house, at 6:00 PM the Friday before New Year's weekend... [more]
-kj530417@gmail.com
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost
Two 80" Flatscreen tv's mounted
Paid: 260.00
Bought 2 80" Flat screen from Best Buy in Mobile Alabama..Our neighbor recommended {Tv Installation Pro's....These guys went over and above! they wore gloves when handling our tv's!...... [more]
-doctor phil
TV Installation Cost