When signing up to take the EPPP, there are a number of expenses associated with the exam that can be helpful to plan for in advance and budget for. While some graduate programs might offer financial assistance for the cost of the exam, it is recommended to plan to cover the cost of the exam itself as well as other expenses that may arise under certain circumstances.
The EPPP exam fee is $600 and there is an additional testing center appointment fee of $87.50.
If unexpected circumstances arise and you need to reschedule or cancel the exam, it's important to pay attention to the fees that may apply. If you decide to cancel or reschedule 31 days or more before your scheduled test date, there will be no fee charged.
If you decide to reschedule or cancel less than 31 days but more than 24 hours before your scheduled exam, you will be charged the testing center appointment fee of $87.50. This could be a gamble, but if you feel you need more time to review the material and are willing to forfeit the fee, it might be worth it. On the other hand, if you're scoring just below the passing rate on practice exams, rescheduling could give you extra time to boost your score and confidence before taking the exam.
If you fail to show up for the exam or cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours before the test, you will lose the entire cost of the exam, which is $687.50. So, be sure to keep an eye on your test date and make any necessary changes well in advance.
Some states have introduced the Enhanced EPPP, which requires two exams, Part 1 - Knowledge and Part 2 - Skills. The fee for Part 1 is $600 and the fee for Part 2 is $300.00 per sitting. After August 15, 2023 the EPPP Part 2 fee will increase to $450.00 per sitting.
Finally, to prepare for the exam, you will need study materials, and the cost of these can vary depending on your needs. You can expect to pay between $300 and $1,500 for study materials, so be sure to budget accordingly.