Paying the Exam Application Fee

Application fees can be paid online or at a CTAC by credit, debit, bank, or gift card (with a major credit card logo) or at a CTAC by money order. Cash is not accepted for fee payment.

The application fee will be based upon the minimum of the salary range of the title being sought:

Salary CategoryFee
Under $30,000 $40
$30,000 – $34,999 $47
$35,000 – $39,999 $54
$40,000 – $44,999 $61
$45,000 – $62,999 $68
$63,000 – $69,999 $82
$70,000 – $74,999 $85
$75,000 – $79,999 $88
$80,000 – $89,000 $91
$89,001 – $99,999 $96
$100,000 & over $101


If you are a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces or if you receive certain forms of public assistance, unemployment insurance benefit payments and other similar benefits you may have the application fee waived by submitting documentation of your fee waiver type (see Exam Fee Waiver FAQ) on OaSys.

The fee waiver documentation must be submitted at a CTAC or mailed to DCAS Application Unit, 1 Centre Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007 along with the application receipt generated by OASys. You will be notified through the email account associated with your OASys account when your Fee Waiver is accepted or denied. If you are applying for and taking a test at a CTAC, bring the fee waiver documentation with you to the test.