Back on March 1, 2010, the price to take an FAA test went up by $50 (from $100 to $150). That was due to new requirements the FAA placed on the two testing companies that forced them (CATS and PSI Lasergrade) to charge a new $50 ODA fee.
Now the price for a test is likely to go up again. The testing companies are anticipating increased costs due to paperless processing of applicant sign-ups/registrations. So don't be surprised if your basic price for a test goes up by $15 to $165.
PSI Lasergrade is currently offering AOPA ($10) discounts and EAA ($5) discounts.
CATS is currently offering AOPA ($10) discounts.
As always, we wanted to keep you informed.