(note: to be read with all the sarcasm you can muster)
Cracks me up how you all complain about the cost of these tests! I am an American who went to school at UAG (Mexico), and Step 1 and Step 2 cost me $660 each, but cost students at US schools $300-400. Oh, and if you take the test outside the US, you have to pay a surcharge of at least $100 (depends on where
in the world you take it). I lucked out and graduated before the Step 2 CS went into effect, and since I went to school in Mexico, I never had to take the CSA, but those who did had to pay $1200 for the privilege, plus it was only administered in Philadelphia. Either way you look at it, you guys are LUCKY that you only
have to pay what you do for those tests!
(now read this with all seriousness)
But you are right, they do charge a lot for the tests, and they say that it costs them to administer them, but I can't imagine that it costs twice as much to administer it to us as it does to you, since it's all given on computer now... Either way it's a huge chunk of change!