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Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE)

"The Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE) General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills. The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study" (ETS, 2009).

Scores are valid for five years after taking the exam. For more information visit Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.

The University Testing Services provides a variety of Testing services for new students, currently enrolled students and the community University Testing Services

University of Texas-Pan American school code for GRE is 6570.

GRE Prep Course

Click here for more information.

Financial Aid for the GRE

It is possible to get financial aid to pay for part of the cost of the GRE exam fee. The cost of the exam is $160 but students who qualify would pay only $75. For more information, and to apply for financial aid, please set up an appointment with any of the financial aid advisors.

GRE Financial Eligibility:

  1. Financial aid application
  2. Expected family contribution (EFC)
  3. Senior student or college graduate
  4. Should not enrolled in graduate classes

If the student is eligible, a waiver will be issued along with the Free application for Federal student aid (FAFSA) summary.

For more information please contact:

Student Financial Services
Student Services Building 1.192
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
Telephone:956/665-2505
E-Mail: finaid@utpa.edu