Lucas Thorpe, a philosopher in Turkey at Bogazici University, writes:
As grad school application time is coming up, I was wondering whether it would be possible to run a post on "fee-waiver", and 'GRE' policies for grad school applications in philosophy. I know some grad-schools are willing to offer waivers for in the case of financial hardship. But I cannot find any online list of which departments are able to do this. Perhaps if you did a post on this faculty from schools that offer such a possibility could mention this in comments.
I think this is important for increasing diversity in the profession, as applying to a broad range of schools is now extremely expensive, and means that only the well-off are really able to do this.
In addition the cost of sending GRE reports to schools is also very expensive, and some schools are willing to consider application without official GRE scores (even if they may require official scores on acceptance).
This year is especially hard for my students here in Turkey given the collapse of the Turkish lira. The application fees for many schools in the US now equivalent to a months living expenses for poorer students. And if schools do offer fee waivers this may encourage some (very good) students to apply.