Federal and State Assistance

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Transition to Every Student Succeeds Act

Since 1998, the federal government has 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 in 2017, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) eliminates this program and consolidates 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 will go to districts, which can use these funds to subsidize their low-income students' AP Exam fees this year and next year. States can reserve up to 5% of the funds and use them for the same purpose.

Some states will continue to provide funding for students' AP Exams. State-specific fee reduction information is provided for your reference below. Please note that AP Exam fee reduction information is not yet available for some states. We are working with states to have all policies posted as soon as possible.

For eligibility criteria and procedures, including criteria for schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), please visit Fee Reductions for AP Exams. For more information on the changes to AP federal funding under ESSA, visit Changes to AP Federal Funding under ESSA.

2017 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

Alabama

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

  • $33 per AP Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 seek reimbursement from ALSDE.
  • $48 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam. Schools will need to send payment of $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam to the College Board's AP Program and seek reimbursement from ALSDE.

The final fee for all AP Exams, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for a qualifying student is $53 after reimbursement.

The final fee for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams for a qualifying student is $68 after reimbursement.

What the School Must Do to Receive Reimbursement:

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each Research Exam taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice and the reimbursement form the state requires to ALSDE. The reimbursement form can be found on ALSDE AP's web page.
  • ALSDE will reimburse schools $33 per exam per qualifying student (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams), and $48 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 https://www.alsde.edu/sec/isvcs/Pages/apib-all.aspx or contact Michal Robinson, email: mrobinson@alsde.edu, phone: 334-353-1191, Alabama State Department of Education, 3345 Gordon Persons Building, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130.

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Alaska

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Alaska will not provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • 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 Deborah Riddle, Assessments Administrator, 810 West 10th Street, Suite 303, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811-0500; phone: 907-465-8434; fax: 907-465-8400; email: deborah.riddle@alaska.gov.

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Arizona

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Arizona will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Arizona. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • 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 Peter Laing, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #64, Phoenix, AZ 85007; phone: 602-364-3842; email: Peter.Laing@azed.gov.

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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 those public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Arkansas will pay:

  • $84 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $132 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying low-income students' total AP Exam fees. 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 Dr. Mary Kathryn Stein, Director, Office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Room 405-B, Little Rock, AR 72201; phone: 501-682-4224; fax: 501-682-4220; email: mary.stein@arkansas.gov.

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California

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of California will not provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in California. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • Attest that the fee reductions requested will be used by students who meet the eligibility criteria to receive AP Exam Fee Reductions.*

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.

*With the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in California will no longer need to provide the documentation, certification, and assurances that were required by the California Department of Education in past years. However, the College Board reserves the right to require additional supporting documentation to confirm that your students meet the eligibility criteria, if necessary. The College Board also reserves the right to restrict testing for schools that claim fee reductions for nonqualifying students.

For more information, contact Jose Ortega, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4202, Sacramento, CA 95814; e-mail: jortega@cde.ca.gov; phone: 916-319-0489. You may also contact AP/IB Test Fee Program staff by e-mail at apibtestfee@cde.ca.gov.

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Colorado

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Colorado will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Colorado. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $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 Jacquelin Medina, Colorado Department of Education; phone: 303-866-6652; email: medina_j@cde.state.co.us.

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Connecticut

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • 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 more information, 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 and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps:

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 Deb Hansen, Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; phone: 302-735-4190; email: deb.hansen@doe.k12.de.us.

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District of Columbia

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 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 $31 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 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • 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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Georgia

The state of Georgia will pay $53 for one AP Exam for public schools students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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:

  • When completing AP Exam answer sheets, in the SCHOOL USE ONLY section under "Fee Reduction Granted," fill in "Option 1" on qualifying low-income students' answer sheets. The state of Georgia will pay for one AP Exam for students who are eligible for the College Board fee reduction (Option 1) and this information will be critical to your invoice online.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of students (NOT exams) that qualify for the GEORGIA fee reduction. The Georgia credits will appear on Line M of the invoice.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of the invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for qualifying low-income students' AP Exam fees.

For more information, contact Gail Humble at ghumble@doe.k12.ga.us or Georgia McSwain, gmcswain@doe.k12.ga.us, Georgia Department of Education, 1766 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334; phone: 404-463-5098.

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Hawaii

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Hawaii will pay:

  • $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $89 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 $12.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $12 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research 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 $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $89 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Anna Viggiano, Gifted and Talented Program, Hawaii Department of Education, 475 22nd Ave., Room 205, Honolulu, HI 96816; phone: 808-305-9771.

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Idaho

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Idaho will not directly provide federal or state funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for 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 $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • 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 SDE. 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

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Illinois will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $15.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $15 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research 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 $38 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $86 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

*You must send the "State Copy" of your school's invoice to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in order for them to pay for your low-income students' AP Exams. If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice to ISBE, your Illinois state funding will be revoked and you will be billed for the full cost of the exams.

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 to the AP Program in the envelope provided with their exam shipments by June 15, 2017. The ordering website automatically prints out three copies of the invoice:

  • A School Copy for you to retain for your records;
  • A Program Copy for you to send back to the College Board with payment; and
  • A State Copy to be sent to the Illinois State Board of Education.

The State Copy of the invoice must be sent to:

Annie Brooks
Division Supervisor
Title Grants Administration
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-524-4832
Fax: 217-785-9031
Email: abrooks@isbe.net

The above contact information will be printed on the State Copy of your invoice.

For more information, contact Annie Brooks, Division Supervisor, Title Grants Administration, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; phone: 217-524-4832; fax: 217-785-9031; email: abrooks@isbe.net.

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Indiana

The state of Indiana covers the cost of AP Exams for two categories of students at public schools and state-accredited private schools.

Category 1 students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, and take the AP course and exam in the following subjects in addition to the Math, Science, and English AP courses and exams:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP European History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP German Language and Culture
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Italian Language and Culture
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture
  • AP Latin
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Research
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History

For Category 1 students, the state of Indiana will pay:

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

The final AP Exam fee (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 1 students is $0 (the school is expected to forgo the $9 rebate for these students).

Category 2 students are 11th- and 12th-grade students taking the AP course and exam in the following subjects:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Statistics

For these students, the state of Indiana will use state funds to cover the entire cost ($84) of each AP Exam. Students in both Category 1 and Category 2 must complete the respective AP course, approved by the AP Course Audit, to be eligible for fee assistance.

The final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students is $0 (or $9 if the school does not forgo rebate).

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are eligible for fee reductions for free/reduced lunch 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:

  • First, fill in the "Option 2" circle on the registration answer sheet for each Category 2 11th- and 12th-grade student taking AP Exams in the English, mathematics, and science courses listed above. Next, the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' registration answer sheets for other courses should be filled in. Only one "Option" circle may be filled in per registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the following numbers when prompted:
    • The total number of exams taken by Category 1 students
    • The total number of exams taken by Category 2 students
  • AP coordinators will collect $0 per AP Exam from Category 1 and Category 2 students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for:
    • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for Category 1 students
    • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for Category 1 students
    • $84 per exam for Category 2 students
  • For students not enrolled in the respective AP course who take an AP Exam, the school must submit:
    • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, to the AP Program for each exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
    • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for each exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
    • $84 per AP Exam to the AP Program for each exam taken by a student not qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
    • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

For more information, contact Jeremy Eltz, Indiana Department of Education, 115 West Washington Street, South Tower, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204; phone: 317-232-9172; email: jeltz@doe.in.gov.

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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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

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

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Kansas will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Kansas. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, contact Kent Reed, Kansas State Department of Education, Career, Standards and Assessments, Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Ave., Suite 653, Topeka, KS 66612; phone: 785-296-8109; email: kreed@ksde.org.

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Kentucky

For public and private school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Kentucky 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 qualifying low-income students is $0.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • You must generate, submit, and print your school's invoice by May 31, 2017.*

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.

*At the completion of your AP Exam administration, AP coordinators in Kentucky must generate and submit an invoice online by May 31, 2017. Even though the published deadline for AP coordinators in other states to submit their invoices is June 15, 2017, Kentucky has an earlier deadline of May 31, 2017, which must be met. You should then print a hard copy and mail the completed invoice with payment to the AP Program in the envelope provided with exam shipments by June 15, 2017. It is not necessary to mail a copy of the invoice to the Kentucky Department of Education, so no state copy of the invoice will print out.

If you fail to generate, submit, and print your invoice by May 31, 2017, your Kentucky state funding could be revoked and you could be billed for the full cost of the exams.

For more information, visit: http://education.ky.gov/educational/al/ap/pages/aptestfeeinfo.aspx, or contact Jennifer Pusateri, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601; phone: 502-564-4970; fax: 502-564-6470; email: jennifer.pusateri@education.ky.gov.

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Louisiana

To ensure that all students have access to early college coursework, the Louisiana Department of Education will provide an exam fee reimbursement of $53 for each 2017 AP Exam taken by a public school student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The final fee for all AP Exams for a qualifying student is $0 after reimbursement.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to tristen.guillory@la.gov.

For more information, visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/advanced-placement or contact Tristen Guillory, Louisiana Department of Education, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064; phone: 877-453-2721;.email: tristen.guillory@la.gov.

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Maine

For students in publicly-funded schools that qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Maine will pay $53 per AP Exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The final fee for any AP Exam for a qualifying student is $0.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • The Maine Department of Education does not require that you send them a copy of the invoice, so no state copy will print out.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Charlene Tucker, Ed.D, Director of Assessment and Accountability, Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; phone: 207-624-6827; email: charlene.tucker@maine.gov.

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Maryland

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Maryland will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Maryland. 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 and AP Research Exam: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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Massachusetts

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, and who take an AP Exam in the following STEM subjects, the state of Massachusetts will pay $38 per AP Exam. The AP Exams included are the following:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Statistics

Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each STEM AP Exam: $15

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • When prompted, enter the total number of STEM AP Exams taken by qualifying students.
  • Send $15 to the AP Program for each STEM AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $38 per STEM AP Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Meto Raha, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148-4906; phone: 781-338-3548; email: mraha@doe.mass.edu; fax: 781-338-3395.

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Michigan

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Michigan. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

For more information on AP Exam funding available in Michigan, please reach out to the Michigan Department of Education.

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Minnesota

Minnesota offers fee reductions for AP Exam fees for two categories of public and private school students.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, Minnesota will reimburse $53 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are public and private school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For Category 2 students, Minnesota will reimburse $40 per AP Exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 (fee-reduced, low-income) students: $0
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 (non-fee-reduced) students: $44 (or $53 if school does not forgo its rebate)

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • Complete and submit the Advanced Placement Program® Application by April 20, 2017, to Jacqui McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators at each school must 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a Category 1 student and $84 for each AP Exam taken by a Category 2 student.
  • The state of Minnesota will reimburse schools after schools have paid the AP Program directly and submitted the State Copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information about AP Exam funding in Minnesota, visit: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/ccs/ap/MDE034994 or contact Jacqui McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113; phone: 651-582-8852; email: jacqui.mckenzie@state.mn.us.

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Mississippi

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Mississippi will pay:

  • $38 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams

Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $15

Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar and each AP Research Exam: $63

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $15 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $63 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar and each AP Research Exam 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 $38 per AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Dana Bullard, Mississippi Department of Education, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771; phone: 601-359-3461; email: dbullard@mdek12.org.

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Missouri

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Missouri will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Missouri. 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 and each AP Research Exam: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, contact David Welch, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; phone: 573-751-7754; email: david.welch@dese.mo.gov.

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Montana

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Montana will not provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, contact Michael Hall, Montana Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501; phone: 406-444-4422; email: mhall@mt.gov.

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Nebraska

The College Board will provide a $31 per AP Exam fee reduction, 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 they take this year: $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam they take this year: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • 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 Nebraska expects to have some funding available to reimburse districts for at least a portion of the AP Exam fees for qualifying low-income students. AP coordinators received information from the Nebraska Department of Education in February regarding reimbursement information. The following information must be completed and returned to NDE by June 5, 2017: (1) Reimbursement Claim Form, (2) School Copy of Exam Invoice, and (3) Verification of Students' Free/Reduced Price Lunch Status.

For more information, contact Cory Epler, phone: 402-471-3240, email: cory.epler@nebraska.gov.

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Nevada

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Nevada will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Nevada. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, contact Homa Anooshehpoor, Nevada Department of Education, 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701; phone: 775-687-9164; email: homa@doe.nv.gov.

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New Hampshire

For public and private school students who are residents of New Hampshire and qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of New Hampshire will pay:

  • $43 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $91 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $10.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $10 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Submit a copy of your invoice to the state.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $43 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $91 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Sandie MacDonald, New Hampshire Department of Education, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3860; phone: 603-271-3453; email: Saundra.MacDonald@doe.nh.gov.

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New Jersey

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of New Jersey will not provide federal funding for AP Exams this year. However, state funding will be provided to support a portion of the cost. 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 provide additional subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying students in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education will provide a fee reduction of $20 per AP Exam taken by low-income students.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $33
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $33 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, please contact Donna L. Schmitz, Fiscal Coordinator, Division of Teaching and Learning, New Jersey Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625; phone: 609-943-5398; email: apexams@doe.state.nj.us.

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New Mexico

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of New Mexico will pay:

  • $50 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $98 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 public school student is $3.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $3 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research 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 $50 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $98 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Marvin Perea, New Mexico Highlands University, P.O. Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701; email: mperea@nmhu.edu; phone: 505 426-2270.

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New York

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of New York will pay:

  • $25 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $73 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying public school student is $28.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $28 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Schools no longer need to submit a copy of their College Board AP Exam Invoice, nor a signed roster of qualifying student names, to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

The College Board will bill the state directly for $25 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $73 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, please visit: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/gt/ap/.

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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 $31 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:

  • $93 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $141 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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:

  • 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction. You must generate and submit your invoice by June 2, 2017.*

*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 in the envelope provided with their exam shipments by June 2, 2017. 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, 2017, North Carolina has an earlier deadline of June 2, 2017, which must be met.

If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice by June 2, 2017, your North Carolina state funding will be revoked 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, 6307 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6307; email: ap.ib@dpi.state.nc.us; phone: 919-807-3849.

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North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will be using state funds to support the costs of 2017 AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science. Specifically, funds will be used to support the following:

  • Economically disadvantaged students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.
    • NDDPI will cover the entire exam fee for up to four (4) qualifying exams over the student's high school career.
  • All other students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science.
    • NDDPI will cover the full exam fee for the student's first qualifying exam.
    • NDDPI will cover ~50% of the exam fees ($42 of the $84 fee) for the next three (3) qualifying exams over the student's high school career.

For more information on the funding available in North Dakota, including instructions on the funding process, please visit NDDPI's website at:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/AS/AP/APExam/.

For more information, please contact Matt Scherbenske, email: mscherbenske@nd.gov, phone: 701-328-2629; or Ann Ellefson, email: aellefson@nd.gov, phone: 701-328-2488.

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Ohio

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Ohio will pay:

  • $20 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams

Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $33

Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $81

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $33 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $81 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam 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 $20 per AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Dwight Groce, Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front Street-MS 509, Columbus, OH 43215-4183; phone: 614-387-3200; email: dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov.

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Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma will pay part of the AP Exam fees for two categories of public school students.

Category 1 students are those public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Oklahoma will pay:

  • $43 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $91 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 $10.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction, and who take more than one AP Exam in May 2017. For Category 2 students, the state of Oklahoma will use state funds to pay $25 for each AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) that the student takes.

  • Final fee per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students: $59 (or $68 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final fee per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $107 (or $116 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Also, when you generate your invoice online, make sure to download, complete, and mail the 2017 Supplemental Roster for Oklahoma Public School Students Taking Two or More AP Exams to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The Roster can be found here: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/ap-exam-schedule-and-test-fee.
  • Send $10 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by students in Category 1.
  • For AP Exams taken by Category 2 students, send $59 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams).
  • For AP Seminar and AP Research Exams taken by Category 2 students, send $107 to the AP Program for each exam.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of qualifying low-income students' total AP Exam fees.

For more information, visit: http://www.ok.gov/sde/ap-exam-schedule-and-test-fee, or contact Rebecca McLaughlin, Director, Advanced Placement, Gifted Education AVID and NMSI, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 3-15, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599; phone: 405-521-4288; fax: 405-521-2971; email: Rebecca.McLaughlin@sde.ok.gov.

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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 or homeschooled students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 $30 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams. These students will be responsible for paying $63 per AP Exam, or $111 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam. The school will pay the College Board $54 per AP Exam, or $102 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 any private school student fees this year.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of their invoice to the state and the AP Program.
  • 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
    • $30 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 Jennell Ives, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97310-0203; phone: 503-947-5777; email: jennell.ives@state.or.us.

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Pennsylvania

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Pennsylvania. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

At this time, due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Pennsylvania has not indicated it will provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year.

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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

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Rhode Island

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Rhode Island will pay $38 per AP Exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The final fee for any AP Exam for qualifying low-income students is $15.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $15 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.
  • Maintain a list of students who qualify for the AP Exam fee reduction; record each individual exam that the student is taking.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $38 per AP Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, visit http://www.ride.ri.gov/InstructionAssessment/Assessment/APExamWaivers.aspx or contact Cali Cornell, Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Office of College and Career Readiness, 255 Westminster Street, 5th Floor, Providence, RI 02903; phone: 401-222-8251; fax: 401-222-3465; email: cali.cornell@ride.ri.gov.

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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 students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam. For eligibility criteria, including criteria for districts/schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay $53 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay $84 per AP Exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students: $0
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students: $0

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 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 (not students) 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.

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South Dakota

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of South Dakota will pay $53 per AP Exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The final fee for any AP Exam for a qualifying student is $0.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Sam Shaw, Division of Learning and Instruction (DLI), South Dakota Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291; phone: 605-773-5229; email: sam.shaw@state.sd.us.

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Tennessee

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of Tennessee will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $15.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 $15 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $38 per AP Exam per qualifying student.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $86 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Patrice Watson, Tennessee Department of Education, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Building, 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0383; phone: 615-532-2841; email: Patrice.watson@tn.gov.

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Texas

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will pay:

  • $46 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $94 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $7.

Please note that to be eligible for the TEA subsidy, students must (1) have taken an authorized AP course or be recommended by their principals to take the exam and (2) demonstrate financial need.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 students.
  • Send $7 per exam to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying students.
  • Do not submit a copy of your school's invoice to the TEA*. The TEA no longer requires a copy.

The College Board will bill the TEA directly for $46 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $94 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

*NEW THIS YEAR
Starting this year, you no longer need to send a copy of your school's invoice to the TEA. 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, 2017. You should retain the "School Copy" of the invoice for your records. Since the TEA no longer requires a copy, no "State Copy" of the invoice will print out this year. Please do not send a copy of your invoice to the state.

For more information, please contact Lauren Dwiggins, College and Career Pathways Coordinator, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701; phone: 512-463-8864 email: ap-ib@tea.texas.gov.

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Utah

The state of Utah will not provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Utah. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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Vermont

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Vermont. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

At this time, due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Vermont has not indicated it will provide funding for low-income students' AP Exams this year.

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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

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Virginia

Due to the elimination of the federal AP Test Fee Program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Virginia will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Virginia. 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 and AP Research Exam: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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Washington

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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.
  • 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 www.k12.wa.us/advancedplacement 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

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $31 per exam, the state of West Virginia will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $15.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 AP Exam answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $15 per exam to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send the 2017 AP Fee Waiver School Application (.pdf/151KB) to the West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) in order to receive funding.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to WVCPD along with your 2017 AP Fee Waiver School Application.

The College Board will bill WVCPD directly for $38 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $85 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information about AP Exam fee funding available in West Virginia, visit http://www.wvcpd.org/cmswiki.aspx?name=apfeewaiver or contact Karen Linville, West Virginia Center for Professional Development, 208 Hale Street, Charleston, WV 25301; phone: 800-982-7348; email: karen.r.linville@wv.gov.

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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(22). The full text 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 are eligible for free or reduced price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758.

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are eligible for fee reductions for low-income students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.
  • 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • The fee for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, is $93. AP Seminar and AP Research Exams cost $141 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 $84 per AP Exam, or $132 per AP Seminar Exam or AP Research Exam.
  • The College Board provides a $31 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 Chrys Mursky, Consultant Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; email: chrystyna.mursky@dpi.wi.gov; phone: 608-267-9273.

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Wyoming

The state of Wyoming will not provide funding for AP Exams this year. 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 provide subsidies for low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Wyoming. 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)

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 $31 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:

  • $84 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $132 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 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 (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to DoDEA.
  • 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 $31 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 the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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International Schools

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $31 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 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): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $101

What the School Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator should take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school who are 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 (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Research Exam and each AP Seminar Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
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