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Affordable Papers is an academically-focused essay writing service. It is based in Hong Kong. But the company states that it serves students in all English-speaking countries of the world including the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia.


Affordable Papers have been in business since 2008. They offer a full range of academic products for high school students through graduate programs. These offers include essay, research paper, and term paper writing, reviews and analyses, research projects, presentations, admissions and scholarship essays, and more. This company also offers editing and proofreading.

Affordable Papers state that they employ highly qualified writers with appropriate degrees in their subject fields. Further, these writers are assigned to customer orders based upon their degree type and educational level. Thus, a high school student will receive a writer with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. A grad student will receive a Ph.D. in that research field.

Prices and Discounts

Affordable Papers prices

Prices at fall within the low average range for the writing industry. High school academic papers, for example, with a 14-day deadline, will cost $9/page.

Prices increase with academic levels, a number of pages, and deadline requirements. A university level, academic writing with a 4-hour deadline can cost up to $42/page.

Customers can use the on-site pricing chart to calculate how much their order will cost.

Affordable Papers does not have a discount program. Its justification is the following. The company would prefer to offer lower prices rather than discounts. This policy certainly has an attraction for students looking for lower prices without sacrificing quality.

Offers and Extra Services

There are both free and fee-based options when customers order custom writing from Free features include:

  • Title page and bibliography
  • Revisions until the customer is satisfied
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Fully custom writing as per customer instructions

Fee-based features include:

  • Samples of an assigned writer products for $5
  • Part-by-part delivery – 10% increase
  • Overnight completion – starting at $13/page
  • Copies of research resource – $14.95

This company has a set of policies and guarantees that you can find at the bottom of the home page. Customers should review these. There are guarantees of no plagiarism, unlimited revisions, and money back guarantee. Policies detail how privacy is protected, the rights and responsibilities of customers, and cover the provisions of the guarantees. These are clear and easy to understand.

Papers Quality

To assess the quality of essay and paper writing, we rely on what actual customers have to say. On-site testimonials are not always a good gauge because they are one-sided. So, we took a look at what customers say on off-site resources.

We used feedback submitted to our site by customers, social media, and actual written content on the website itself. We also reviewed several samples of term paper and research paper works posted on the Affordable Papers site, as well as some blog posts.

We found that the on-site content was clear and mostly well-written. But, there were some grammatical and word usage mistakes. Such errors are common with ESL writers.

If students spot such mistakes in his paper, he should fix them before submitting the assignment to his instructor.

Writer’s Proficiency

Affordable Papers explain what methods they use to screen and employ writers. Their candidates must pass an English language proficiency test. After that, they submit an original academic writing sample for evaluation.

The company is quite honest about its writers. It prefers native English-speaking writers from universities in English-speaking countries. But it does employ from non-English speaking countries, as long as those writers can pass the screening process.

As we said, we read through a few samples and blog posts on the Affordable Papers site. We found both good and not-so-good elements. In one instance, there was no solid conclusion. In others, there were incorrect word forms. Instead of “coursework,” the writer used “courseworks”, for example.

While the blog posts had interesting and helpful topics, we also take issue with the recommendations that resources for college papers could include encyclopedias. University professors will never accept such a reference list.

Customer Service

The reviews are mixed. The company states that its customer support department is available 24/7 by phone, live chat, or messaging. We checked, and this is true. Some questions we asked were quickly and completely answered; others not so much. Some customer feedback stated that the support team was not too responsive when they had issues and problems.


This company has a set of policies and guarantees. You can find them at the bottom of the home page. Customers should review these.

There are clear policies privacy protection, use of cookies, revisions, money-back provisions, and a terms and conditions agreement that spells out the rights and responsibilities of the customer and the company.

There are also guarantees within these policies but also listed separately. No plagiarism, unlimited revision requests, and conditions for refunds.

 Customer Reviews

affordable-papers sitejabber reviews

What we found was an entirely “mixed bag” of customer comments, feedback, and reviews. On SiteJabber, every Affordable Papers review that we found was far more negative than on Trust Pilot. Customers complained about poor grammar and composition of college papers, ignored revision requests, bad support team help, and company failure to stand by its guarantees. Other students were very happy with their custom essay and paper products and returned for more.

 Pros and Cons

 Among the pros, we can list the following:

  • Affordable Papers is a legitimate source for custom essay and paper writing
  • Prices are great for students on limited budgets
  • Customers state they receive their ordered products on time
  • Website content is well-organized. Information is clear and direct, with lots of detail.

There are some cons, though:

  • Product quality varies a lot. Some customers complain about research and composition, others are satisfied.
  • Customer support agents seem undertrained. They cannot respond quickly or reply in an unfriendly manner.

Our Verdict

We see a lot of good things in this writing service. But customers should be aware that they could be disappointed and may need to ask for revisions on a final draft. We encourage you to order your product well in advance. This way, you can get those revisions done and still meet your instructor’s deadline.