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Returning Materials and Paying

Return test materials as soon as possible, and no later than the next school day after the test administration. Failure to return answer sheets promptly may delay score reports for your students and/or prevent them from entering National Merit Scholarship Program.

After the Test: Detailed Instructions

Get detailed instructions for returning test materials, paying for the test, and storing test books in the PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor's Manual (.pdf/1.3MB).


The PSAT/NMSQT is a school-based test. Students do not pay the College Board — schools do. It is also the responsibility of schools to request fee waivers on behalf of students who need them.

PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators compute their school’s test fees and generate a Remittance Report on PSAT/NMSQT Ordering. Printed reports should accompany payment.


These fees are paid by schools. The cost to a student may be different if the student qualifies for a fee waiver or if the school covers all or part of the cost. Students should check with their school to find out their test fees.


Fee Type




The cost to students depends on the school. Some schools cover all or part of the fee. Fee waivers are available to eligible 11th grade students.


International Shipping Surcharge

For schools outside the United States – except in U.S. territories and Canada.

+$3 per test

Unused Test Book Fee

For each unused test book exceeding 20 percent of the total number ordered.


Student Data File

The optional Student Data File is available in Excel-ready or ASCII format.


School Summary Report

Schools who don’t receive the School Summary Report automatically can order it.


Additional Score Reports

Schools may order an additional set of score reports (two per student).

$50 + $0.40/student

Related Topics

PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators

Choose a test date, order test materials and optional reports, request fee waivers, track shipments, run a remittance report, and more.


Coordinator Resources

Access resources that assist in communicating with parents, helping students, and administering the test. 

Coordinator Downloads