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Changes to AP Federal Funding Under ESSA

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

Alabama

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

  • $45 per AP Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. Schools will need to send payment of $53 per exam to the College Board's AP Program and then request reimbursement from ALSDE.
  • $63 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for eligible low-income public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. Schools send payment of $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam to the College Board's AP Program and then request reimbursement from ALSDE.

The final fee for all AP Exams, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for a qualifying student is $8 after reimbursement.

The final fee for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams for a qualifying student is $38 after reimbursement.

What Schools Must Do to Receive Reimbursement:

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice and the state’s required reimbursement form to ALSDE. The reimbursement form can be found on ALSDE’s AP web page.
  • ALSDE will reimburse schools $45 per exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $63 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per qualifying student, after they have paid the AP Program and submitted copies of their invoice and the reimbursement form to the state.

For more information, visit alsde.edu/sec/isvcs/Pages/apib-all.aspx or contact 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

The state of Alaska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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Arizona

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

  • $19.50 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $67.50 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 $33.50.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $33.50 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $19.50 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $67.50 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • You must generate and submit your invoice by the deadline of June 15, 2018.*
  • 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.

*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 15, 2018. If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice by June 15, 2018, your Arizona state funding could be revoked and you could be billed for the full cost of the exams.

For more information, contact Peter Laing, Deputy Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #64, Phoenix, AZ 85007; phone: 602-364-3842; fax: 602-364-0902; 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 public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Arkansas will pay:

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

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

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees in each category. For AP Exams taken by students not currently enrolled in the respective course, or AP Exams taken by students in an AP course not approved by the College Board, send payment to the AP Program.

For more information, contact Mary Kathryn Stein, Ed.D., Director of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement, Learning Services Division, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #28, Little Rock, AR 72201; phone: 501-682-4224; fax: 501-682-4220; email: mary.stein@arkansas.gov.

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California

The state of California will not directly provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. However, please note that California Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) can utilize College Readiness Block Grant funds under California Education Code Section 41580 to pay for AP Exams.

For more information on the California College Readiness Block Grant, visit http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&division=3.&title=2.&part=24.&chapter=3.2.&article=8.

For more information on available federal funding options for how your district/school can provide AP Exam fee subsidies for low-income students, please visit the College Board's ESSA website.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

For more information, contact Peter Callas, California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 5401, Sacramento, CA 95814-5901; e-mail: Pcallas@cde.ca.gov; phone: 916-319-0493

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Colorado

The state of Colorado will not provide funding or a grant program for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Local districts may determine if local federal or local state funds are used to pay for or supplement funding of AP Exams for low-income students.

Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, contact 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 $32 per exam, the state of Connecticut will pay:

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • 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 $32 per exam, the state of Delaware will pay:

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps:

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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District of Columbia

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

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

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Florida

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Georgia

The state of Georgia will pay for AP Exams for two options of public school students.

Option 1 students are public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. Schools/districts receiving Community Eligibility Program (CEP) funds cannot use this designation as a determining factor for low-income students. Instead, each individual student’s eligibility will have to be determined using the criteria outlined on the AP Exam Fee Reductions page.

For Option 1 students, the state of Georgia will pay $53 for one AP Exam in any subject (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams).

  • Final fee for qualifying low-income students for one AP Exam in any subject (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $0

Option 2 students are public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Georgia will pay $85 per AP Exam for one AP STEM 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 fee for one AP STEM Exam for Option 2 students: $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Option 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Option 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each option of fee reduction. You will be asked to enter accurate data for the following three questions:
    • 1) College Board Fee Reduction:
      • How many of your used exams were eligible for a College Board fee reduction?
    • 2) Option 1 Georgia State Fee Reduction:
      • For students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction, the state of Georgia will pay $53 for one AP Exam in any subject (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams). How many students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction took an AP Exam in any subject?
    • 3) Option 2 Georgia State Fee Reduction:
      • For students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction, the state of Georgia will pay $85 per AP Exam for one AP STEM Exam. How many students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction took at least one of the following AP STEM Exams: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Environmental Science, Physics 1: Algebra-Based, Physics 2: Algebra-Based, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Statistics
  • The College Board will bill the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees for the Option 1 and Option 2 quantities entered.
  • Submit a copy of your invoice and the AP Exam worksheet to the GaDOE to be used for documentation of all exams paid for with funds administered by the state. After you’ve completed your AP Exam administration, complete and submit the worksheet along with a copy of your College Board invoice via the following link: Georgia Advanced Placement Data Collection 2017-18.

For more information, contact Gail Humble or Joshua Todd in the College Readiness and Talent Development division at the Georgia Department of Education:

Gail Humble:(Office): 404-463-5098 ; email ghumble@doe.k12.ga.us

Joshua Todd: (Cell) 404-823-8901; email jtodd@doe.k12.ga.us

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Hawaii

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

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

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, contact Anna Viggiano, Gifted and Talented Program, Hawaii Department of Education, 475 22nd Ave., Room 205, Honolulu, HI 96816; phone: 808-305-9771; email: anna_viggiano@notes.k12.hi.us

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Idaho

The state of Idaho will not directly provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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Illinois

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

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is utilizing Title I funds to provide funding for 2018 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in Illinois. However, ISBE is not participating in the College Board's state direct-billing program this year. What this means is that unlike previous years, schools will need to pay the College Board directly the following amounts per exam for qualifying students:

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

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

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

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

Funding is limited, so participating districts that have not already done so must submit a Notice of Intent to ISBE as soon as possible to receive the funds. The Notice of Intent permits Title I funds to be calculated for the allocation to the district and includes the number of anticipated AP exams.

The Notice of Intent is available at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hv5k...

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

*Instructions for AP coordinators:

At the completion of your AP Exam administration, you must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice with payment to the AP Program by June 15, 2018. The ordering website automatically prints out three copies of the invoice:

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

Send the State Copy of the invoice to:

Kristy Harvell
Program Specialist
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-524-4832
Fax: 217-782-0710
Email: kharvell@isbe.net

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

For questions and more information, contact Brian Houser, Principal Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; phone: 217-524-4832; fax: 217-782-0710; email: bhouser@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 $32 per exam, and take the AP course and exam in the following subjects:

  • 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 9th- through 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 ($85) 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • First, fill in the "Option 2" circle on the registration answer sheet for each Category 2 9th- through 12th-grade student taking AP Exams in the English, mathematics, and science courses listed above.
  • Next, fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' registration answer sheets for other courses. 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
    • $85 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.
    • $85 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 Tarrell Berry, Indiana Department of Education, 115 West Washington Street, South Tower, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204; phone: 317-234-2881; email: tberry2@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 give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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Kansas

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

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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 school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • You must generate, submit, and print your school's invoice by May 31, 2018.*
  • In the event that the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) should ever need to verify the validity of a school’s request for fee reductions, all schools receiving AP Exam fee funding from the KDE must keep a list of students receiving the fee reductions, including which exams students have taken, on file at their school.

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, 2018. Even though the published deadline for AP coordinators in other states to submit their invoices is June 15, 2018, Kentucky has an earlier deadline of May 31, 2018, 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, 2018. 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, 2018, 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 ext. 4116; fax: 502-564-6470; email: jennifer.pusateri@education.ky.gov

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Louisiana

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Federal AP Test Fee Program will not be renewed, which means that districts and schools will need to offset the prior federal exam subsidy. By subsidizing 2018 AP Exam fees for eligible public schools students, schools and schools districts will ensure that all students have access to earn postsecondary credit at minimal 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 give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, 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

The state of Maine will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Maryland

The state of Maryland will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

The state of Massachusetts will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Massachusetts. 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Michigan

For public and non-public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Michigan will pay:

  • $48 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $96 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 $5.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $5 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 $48 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $96 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Sam Sinicropi, Michigan Department of Education, 608 West Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48909; phone: 517-241-1162; email: sinicropis@michigan.gov

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Minnesota

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

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

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

Category 2 students are public and non-public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For Category 2 students, Minnesota will reimburse:

  • $40 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $88 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research 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: $45 (or $54 if school does not waive their $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.
  • Complete and submit the Advanced Placement Program® Application by April 20, 2018, 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 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 $85 for each AP Exam taken by a Category 2 student.
  • Send $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam taken by a Category 1 student and $133 for each AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam taken by a Category 2 student.
  • The state of Minnesota will reimburse the district or school 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

The state of Mississippi will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Mississippi. 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, contact 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

The state of Missouri will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, contact Dixie Grupe, Social Studies/Personal Finance Curriculum Director, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; phone: 573-751-0398; email: Dixie.Grupe@dese.mo.gov

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Montana

The state of Montana will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Nebraska

The state of Nebraska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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Nevada

The state of Nevada will not directly provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. However, please note that the Nevada Department of Education is offering a Title IV competitive grant for districts to request infrastructure to allow schools to use the state virtual schools to increase AP participation and to cover the cost of exam fees for low-income students. The state of Nevada has also released a College and Career Readiness grant for schools to request funds for any activities relating to AP; including use of PSAT to identify AP potential, AP Exam fees for any students, Professional Development, and training.

For more information on these grant opportunities, visit http://www.doe.nv.gov/Grants/Home/.

For more information on additional available federal funding options for how your district/school can provide AP Exam fee subsidies for low-income students, please visit the College Board's ESSA website.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

For more information, contact the Student Achievement Division at the Nevada Department of Education.

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New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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New Jersey

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the New Jersey Department of Education will pay $20 per AP Exam, except for 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 and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $33 to the AP Program for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

For more information, please contact Donna L. Schmitz, Division of Teaching and Learning, New Jersey Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625; phone: 609-376-3853; email: apexams@doe.nj.gov

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New Mexico

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $3 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Email a copy of your school's invoice to the AP New Mexico (APNM) Program at apnm@nmhu.edu.

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, visit http://www.apnewmexico.com/fee_reduction_program, or contact AP New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University, P.O. Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701; email: apnm@nmhu.edu; phone: 505-454-3146

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New York

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of New York will pay:

  • $40 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $88 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 $13.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $13 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 $40 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student, and $88 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student.

For more information, 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 $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of North Carolina will pay:

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

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

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

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

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

North Carolina Rebate

The fee for each AP Exam is $94, or $142 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, with the school normally retaining $9 of that fee as a rebate to help with administrative costs. Given that NC DPI pays for all AP Exams fees, public schools in NC no longer collect this fee from students. Therefore, NC DPI has agreed to pay for the $9 rebate per exam for students not qualifying for the College Board fee reduction. In September 2018, your school will receive a rebate check from the College Board equal to the number of your non-low-income used exams multiplied by $9 per exam. For example, if you enter that your school had 10 exams qualify for the additional North Carolina State Fee Reduction (Option 2), your school will receive a rebate check in September 2018 for $90.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Collect fees and pay for exams for any homeschooled students, private school students, or students who were not enrolled in the corresponding course.
  • The AP coordinator at each school must ensure that the "Option 1" circle is filled in on the registration answer sheet for all Category 1 students.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction. You must generate and submit your invoice by June 1, 2018.*

*At the completion of your AP Exam administration, you must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice with any payment due to the AP Program by June 1, 2018. 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, 2018, North Carolina has an earlier deadline of June 1, 2018, which must be met. If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice by June 1, 2018, 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, Mail Service Center 6307, Raleigh, NC 27699-6307; email: ap.ib@dpi.state.nc.us; phone: 919-807-3849.

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North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will be using state funds to support the costs of 2018 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 ($43 of the $85 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, contact Matt Scherbenske, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; email: mscherbenske@nd.gov, phone: 701-328-2629

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Ohio

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Ohio will pay $15 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams (AP Capstone).

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $38
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $86

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $38 to the AP Program for each 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.
  • Submit a copy of your school’s invoice to the state.

The College Board will bill the state directly for $15 per AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student.

For more information, visit the Ohio DOE website, or 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 $32 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 2018. 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: $60 (or $69 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final fee per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $108 (or $117 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet, and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Also, when you generate your invoice online, make sure to download, complete, and mail the 2018 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 $60 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 $108 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 Tiffany Neill, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105; phone: 405-521-3521; fax: 405-521-2971; email: tiffany.neill@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 who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of Oregon will pay $53 per AP Exam, or $101 per AP Research Exam or AP Seminar Exam. The school will give up their $9 rebate. These students will be responsible for paying $0.
  • Category 2: Public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oregon will pay $26 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams. These students will be responsible for paying $68 per AP Exam, or $116 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam. The school will pay the College Board $59 per AP Exam, or $107 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, after retaining the $9 rebate per exam.

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each Category 1 student's registration answer sheet and the "Option 2" circle on each Category 2 student's registration answer sheet.
  • Enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • *NEW THIS YEAR: you no longer need to send a copy of your school's invoice to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). At the completion of your AP Exam administration, all you need to do is generate and submit your invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice to the AP Program with payment by June 15, 2018. You should retain the "School Copy" of the invoice for your records. Since ODE no longer requires a copy, no "State Copy" of the invoice will print out.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for:
    • $53 per AP Exam, or $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam, for Category 1 students
    • $26 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 state of Pennsylvania will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Rhode Island

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration 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 public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay:

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

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

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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South Dakota

The state of South Dakota will not provide funding for low-income students' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Tennessee

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Tennessee will pay $30 per AP Exam, except for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams. The state of Tennessee will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $23
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $23 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying students.
  • Send $101 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $30 per AP Exam (except for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) 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 $32 per exam, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will pay $24 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $29
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $77

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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $29 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying students.
  • Send $77 to the AP Program for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam taken by qualifying students.
  • Do not submit a copy of your school's invoice to the TEA. The TEA no longer requires a copy, so no "State Copy" of the invoice will print out.

The College Board will bill the TEA directly for $24 per AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per qualifying student.

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' 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Vermont

The state of Vermont will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Vermont. 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Virginia

The state of Virginia will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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Washington

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Washington 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 a qualifying student is $10.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $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 school's 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, 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 $32 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's 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 2018 AP Fee Waiver School Application, available at http://www.wvcpd.org/cmswiki.aspx?name=apfeewaiver, 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 2018 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 $86 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 - School Board Duties. The text related to AP Exam fees is as follows:

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams

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

After the exams

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

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

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Wyoming

The state of Wyoming will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2018 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in 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 Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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U.S. Territories and Commonwealths

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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International Schools

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

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

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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

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

After the exams:

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

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