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Federal and State Funding for AP Exams

From 1998 to 2016, the federal government provided states with dedicated funding to offset the cost of AP Exams for low-income students under a Title I program called the Advanced Placement® Test Fee Program.

Beginning with the 2017 AP Exams, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) eliminated this program and consolidated AP funding with 40 other educational programs under a new Title IV, Part A block grant.

The vast majority (95%) of this new Title IV, Part A funding goes to districts, which can use it to subsidize their low-income students' AP Exam fees. States can reserve up to 5% of the funds and use them for the same purpose. Go to Changes to AP Federal Funding Under ESSA for more information.

Many states will continue to provide funding for students' AP Exams—see state-specific fee reduction information below. Please note that AP Exam fee reduction information is not yet available for some states. We’re working with these states to post the information as soon as the state funding details are finalized.

For eligibility criteria and procedures, including criteria for schools and districts participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), visit Fee Reductions for AP Exams.

2019 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

Alabama

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) will reimburse public schools:

  • $53 per AP Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. Schools will need to send payment of $53 per exam to the College Board's AP Program and then request reimbursement from ALSDE.
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. Schools send payment of $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam to the College Board's AP Program and then request reimbursement from ALSDE.

The final fee for all AP Exams, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for a qualifying student is $0 after reimbursement.

What Schools Must Do to Receive Reimbursement:

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice and the state’s required reimbursement form to ALSDE. The reimbursement form will be made available on ALSDE’s AP web page. A memo will be sent out to local superintendents and coordinators by December 2019 with instructions for submission of reimbursement forms.
  • ALSDE will reimburse schools $53 per exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student, after they have paid the AP Program and submitted copies of their invoice and the reimbursement form to the state.

For more information, visit alsde.edu/sec/isvcs/Pages/apib-all.aspx or contact Dr. Michal G. Robinson, email: apib@alsde.edu, phone: 334-694-4768, Alabama State Department of Education, 3345 Gordon Persons Building, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130.

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Alaska

The state of Alaska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Alaska. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, please visit the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's website at https://education.alaska.gov/tls/ap/ or contact Deb Riddle, Division Operations Manager for Student Learning, CTE Standards and Support, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811; phone: 907-465-2892; email: deborah.riddle@alaska.gov

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Arizona

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Arizona has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Arkansas

The state of Arkansas will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course taking the respective AP Exam.

Category 1 students are public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Arkansas will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 1 students is $0.

Category 2 students are public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Arkansas will pay:

  • $85 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $133 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • You must generate and submit an invoice online, then provide the “State Copy” of your school’s invoice to the Arkansas Department of Education by June 15, 2019. Even if your invoice shows a zero balance, you must submit a copy of your invoice to the Arkansas Department of Education in order to have your state funding properly credited.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees in each category. For AP Exams taken by students not currently enrolled in the respective course, or AP Exams taken by students in an AP course not approved by the College Board, send payment to the AP Program.

For more information, contact Lisa Tyler, Director of Student Support Services, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; phone: 501-683-5780; email: lisa.tyler@arkansas.gov.

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California

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for California has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Colorado

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Colorado has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Connecticut

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Connecticut will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Districts implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) should not report all students as being from low-income families. All schools should use district data for free- or reduced-price meal eligibility in PSIS to determine if a student should be indicated as “low-income” on the AP invoice. Remember, student information in PSIS is about eligibility for free or reduced lunch and not participation.
  • Determine the total number of exams eligible students will take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • AP coordinators do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to the state, so no "State Copy" of the invoice will print. Please do not send a copy of your invoice to the state.

For assistance with generating and submitting your AP invoice, please contact AP Services by phone at 877-274-6474 or by email at apexams@info.collegeboard.org. For specific questions about the state funding available, please contact Michelle Rosado, Connecticut State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Avenue, Suite 712, Hartford, CT 06103; phone: 860-713-6748; email: michelle.rosado@ct.gov.

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Delaware

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Delaware will pay:

  • $40 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.
  • $88 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam.

Districts are responsible for paying $8 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students.

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $5.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they will take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $13 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students. $8 per exam is to come from the district, and $5 per exam is to come from the student.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $40 per AP Exam per qualifying student.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $88 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Nick Buono, College Success Program Administrator, Delaware Higher Education Office, Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; phone: 302-735-4193; email:  nicholas.buono@doe.k12.de.us.

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District of Columbia

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in the District of Columbia. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

For more information on AP Exam funding available in the District of Columbia, reach out to your school administration, District of Columbia Public Schools, or the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

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Florida

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Florida. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to the AP Program for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53*
  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to the AP Program for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101*

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

*The State of Florida provides state funds to school districts to cover the cost of all public school students' AP Exam fees through the Florida Education Finance Program (Section 1011.62(1), paragraphs (a) and (n), Florida Statutes). Public school AP students are exempt from the payment of any fees for the administration of AP Exams (Section 1007.27(6), Florida Statutes). Each public school pays the College Board for AP Exam fees using these funds. Questions regarding Florida state funding for AP should be directed to your school district's finance officer or AP contact person.

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Georgia

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Georgia has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Hawaii

The state of Hawaii will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students.

Category 1 students are public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Hawaii will pay:

  • $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $48 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $12
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $53

Category 2 students are public school students who attend Title 1 or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, but do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For these students, the state of Hawaii will pay:

  • $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $48 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $44 (or $53 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $85 (or $94 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students (Category 1).
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the AP Exam fees in each category.

For more information, contact Anna Viggiano, Gifted and Talented Program, Hawaii Department of Education, 475 22nd Ave., Room 202, Honolulu, HI 96816; phone: 808-305-9771; email: aviggiano@hawaiidoe.k12.us

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Idaho

The state of Idaho will not directly provide funding for low-income students' 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

Please note that Idaho students can utilize Fast Forward funds under the Advanced Opportunities program to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams, including AP Exams. Visit https://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/advanced-ops/ for more information.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Idaho. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.
  • Approve/Enter Exam Requests in the Advanced Opportunities portal for any students who will be using Fast Forward dollars to pay for the exam fee.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • Submit Exam Requests for Fast Forward dollars to the Idaho State Department of Education, make sure to enter the request for the reduced amount of $53 and $101. Funds will be sent to your district office in June.

For further information, please contact Tina Polishchuk, Statewide Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720; email: tpolishchuk@sde.idaho.gov.

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Illinois

The College Board provides a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Illinois. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is utilizing Title I funds to provide funding for 2019 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in Illinois. However, ISBE is not participating in the College Board's state direct-billing program this year. What this means is that schools will need to pay the College Board directly the following amounts per exam for qualifying students:

  • $53 per AP Exam per qualifying student (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student

Districts are eligible to receive an allocation to help pay a portion of the low-income students' AP Exam fees as part of the district’s Title I application. Districts will need to submit an amendment to their Title I applications. ISBE has identified Title 1 funding that is expected to contribute the following amounts per exam for public and non-public school low-income students:

  • $38 AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $86 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

ISBE will distribute the Title 1 funds to districts, and then schools will need to use the funds to pay the College Board. After the state funding is provided to the district, the expectation is that the cost per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $15.

Funding is limited, so participating districts must submit a Notice of Intent to ISBE by January 31, 2019 to receive the funds. The Notice of Intent permits Title I funds to be calculated and allocated to the district. The letter must include the number of anticipated AP Exams, including the anticipated number of AP Research and AP Seminar Exams.

The Notice of Intent is located here and ISBE.net under Title I.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  1. Districts must submit the Notice of Intent to ISBE to receive Title 1 funding allocation for AP exams:
    • Determine the total number of qualifying students in your school eligible for exam fee reductions.
    • Consult with non-public schools within district to determine number of qualifying eligible for exam fee reductions.
  2. Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • As a District, submit a copy of each school's invoice to the state.*

*Instructions for AP coordinators:

At the completion of your AP Exam administration, you must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice with payment to the AP Program by June 15, 2019. The ordering website automatically prints out three copies of the invoice:

  • A Program Copy to send to the College Board with payment;
  • A School Copy to retain for your records; and
  • A State Copy to be sent to ISBE.

Send the State Copy of the invoice to:

Meagan Turner
Program Specialist II
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-782-3950
Fax: 217-785-9031
Email: mturner@isbe.net

The above contact information will be included on the State Copy of your invoice. The state copy will be used by ISBE to confirm the total number of AP Exams taken by qualifying students at your school.

For questions and more information, contact Denise Blaney, Division Supervisor, Title Grants Administration, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; phone: 217-782-3950; email: dblaney@isbe.net

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Indiana

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Indiana has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Iowa

In Iowa, fiscal decisions including funding for AP Exams using ESSA's Title IV, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants will be determined at the local level. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Iowa. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Rosanne Malek, Iowa Department of Education, 400 East 14th Street, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146; email: rosanne.malek@iowa.gov; phone: 515-281-3199.

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Kansas

The College Board provides a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying students in Kansas. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

The state of Kansas does not provide direct funding for students' AP Exams. Districts may choose to use Title IV-A funds to enable qualifying students to take AP, but that is a local decision. Parents and students are encouraged to contact their school counselor or the district office to see if funds are set aside for this purpose. 

The College Board's ESSA website provides some information and specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school may support qualifying students this year and beyond.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

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Kentucky

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Kentucky has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Louisiana

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Louisiana has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Maine

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Maine has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Maryland

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Maryland has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Massachusetts

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Massachusetts has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Michigan

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Michigan has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Minnesota

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Minnesota has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Mississippi

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Mississippi has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Missouri

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Missouri has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Montana

The state of Montana will not provide funding for low-income students' 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Montana. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

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Nebraska

The state of Nebraska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Nebraska. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Becky Keilig at the Nebraska Department of Education, phone: 402-471-0737, email: Becky.Keilig@nebraska.gov

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Nevada

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Nevada has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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New Hampshire

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for New Hampshire has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course who then take the respective AP Exam. Please note that NC DPI will not pay for AP Exams taken by private school students, homeschooled students, or students who were not enrolled in the AP course.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of North Carolina will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 1 students is $0.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of North Carolina will pay:

  • $94 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $142 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students is $0.

North Carolina Rebate

The fee for each AP Exam is $94, or $142 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, with the school normally retaining $9 of that fee as a rebate to help with administrative costs. Given that NC DPI pays for all AP Exams fees, public schools in NC no longer collect this fee from students. Therefore, NC DPI has agreed to pay for the $9 rebate per exam for students not qualifying for the College Board fee reduction. In September 2019, your school will receive a rebate check from the College Board equal to the number of your non-low-income used exams multiplied by $9 per exam. For example, if you enter that your school had 10 exams qualify for the additional North Carolina State Fee Reduction (Option 2), your school will receive a rebate check in September 2019 for $90.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Collect fees and pay for exams for any homeschooled students, private school students, or students who were not enrolled in the corresponding course.
  • The AP coordinator at each school must ensure that the "Option 1" circle is filled in on the registration answer sheet for all Category 1 students.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction. You must generate and submit your invoice by May 31, 2019.*

*At the completion of your AP Exam administration, you must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice with any payment due to the AP Program (late test fees, etc. not covered by NCDPI) by May 31, 2019. It is not necessary to mail a copy to NC DPI. Even though the published deadline for AP coordinators in other states to submit invoices is June 15, 2019, North Carolina has an earlier deadline of May 31, 2019, which must be met. If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice online by May 31, 2019, NCDPI will not be able to cover test fee costs, and you will be billed for the full cost of the exams.

For more information, contact Kathleen Koch, Director, NC AP Partnership, email: kkoch@collegeboard.org; phone: 704-534-6455; or Sneha Shah Coltrane, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Mail Service Center 6307, Raleigh, NC 27699-6307; email: ap.ib@dpi.state.nc.us; phone: 919-807-3849.

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North Dakota

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for North Dakota has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

The state of Oregon will pay for AP Exams, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for the following:

  • Category 1: Public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Oregon will pay $53 per AP Exam, or $101 per AP Research Exam or AP Seminar Exam. The school will give up their $9 rebate. These students will be responsible for paying $0.
  • Category 2: Public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oregon will pay $22 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams. These students will be responsible for paying $72 per AP Exam, or $120 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam. The school will pay the College Board $63 per AP Exam, or $111 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, after retaining the $9 rebate per exam.

The state of Oregon does not have funds to pay for private school students’ or homeschool students’ AP Exam fees.What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • Enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • You do not need to send a copy of your school's invoice to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). At the completion of your AP Exam administration, all you need to do is generate and submit your invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice to the AP Program with payment by June 15, 2019. You should retain the "School Copy" of the invoice for your records. Since ODE no longer requires a copy, no "State Copy" of the invoice will print out.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for:
    • $53 per AP Exam, or $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, for Category 1 students
    • $22 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for Category 2 students

For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-and-districts/grants/Pages/Oregon-Advanced-Programs.aspx or contact Catherine Thompson, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97310-0203; phone: 503-947-5000; email: Catherine.Thompson@ode.state.or.us

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

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Pennsylvania

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Pennsylvania has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

The state of South Carolina will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course who then take the respective AP Exam.

Category 1 students are public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 1 students is $0.

Category 2 students are public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay:

  • $85 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $133 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the AP Program and the state.
  • Invoices to the state can be sent to Leslie Dawes, email: LDawes@ed.sc.gov, mail: the address included on the top of the invoice; fax: 803-734-8886.
  • Upon receipt of the invoice, the College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying low-income students' total AP Exam fees.

For more information, contact Leslie Dawes, South Carolina Department of Education, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201; email: LDawes@ed.sc.gov; phone: 803-734-4944; fax: 803-734-8886.

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South Dakota

The state of South Dakota will not provide funding for low-income students' 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in South Dakota. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

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Tennessee

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Tennessee has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

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Washington

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Washington will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, visit http://www.k12.wa.us/AdvancedPlacement/testfee.aspx or contact Barbara Dittrich, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200; phone: 360-725-6097; email: barbara.dittrich@k12.wa.us.

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West Virginia

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for West Virginia has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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Wisconsin

AP Exam Fees for Low-Income Students

Wisconsin public school districts are responsible by law to pay AP Exam fees for students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. This requirement is found in Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12 - School Board Duties. The text related to AP Exam fees is as follows:

Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12 (22) Advanced placement examinations. Using federal, state, local, or private funds, pay the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by pupils enrolled in the school district who satisfy the income eligibility criteria for free or reduced-price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • The fee for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, is $94. AP Seminar and AP Research Exams cost $142 per exam. The school normally retains $9 of that fee as a rebate to help with administrative costs. However, for low-income students, schools are encouraged to waive the $9 rebate, bringing the AP Exam fee to $85 per AP Exam, or $133 per AP Seminar Exam or AP Research Exam.
  • The College Board provides a $32 fee reduction for students in Wisconsin who qualify for free or reduced price lunches, bringing the AP Exam fee to $53 per AP Exam, or $101 per AP Seminar Exam or AP Research Exam.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, or $101 for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam, taken by students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches.
  • Wisconsin students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches pay $0.

For additional information, please contact Mark Schwingle, Consultant Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; email: mark.schwingle@dpi.wi.gov; phone: 608-267-9273.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

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Wyoming

At this time, the 2019 AP Exam fee reduction policy for Wyoming has not been finalized. Please check back for updates.

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U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will pay for AP Exams for two categories of students enrolled in an AP course who take the respective AP Exam.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, DoDEA will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 1 students is $0.

Category 2 students are those students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, DoDEA will pay:

  • $85 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $133 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students in each category.
  • Upon receipt of the invoice, the College Board will bill DoDEA directly for its share of the students' total AP Exam fees.

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U.S. Territories and Commonwealths

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in U.S. Territories and Commonwealths. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

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International Schools

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in schools outside the U.S.

The fee reduction is available for any student who is a member of a family whose taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 185% of the poverty level as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To determine if your students meet these guidelines, refer to the “Annual Family Income for 48 Contiguous States, District of Columbia, Guam, and Territories” column in the table that lists annual family incomes by family size, at 185 percent of the poverty level, within the AP Exam fee reduction eligibility criteria, and convert American dollars into your country's currency.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $83
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Student eligibility for fee reductions is determined by your school’s AP coordinator, who takes the following steps.

(Note: If your school is participating in the 2018-19 AP Implementation, follow the instructions in Part 2 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual: 2018-19 AP Implementation about indicating students’ fee reduction status and accessing your final invoice.)

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $83 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

Note that the AP Program may audit fee reductions claimed at any time. AP coordinators should be able to produce documentation verifying fee reduction claims upon request.

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