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College Board provides a $33 fee reduction per AP Exam for eligible students with financial need. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students, resulting in a cost of $53 per exam (for international: $83 per exam ($53 for schools in Canada); for AP Seminar or AP Research Exams: $101).

Many states use federal and state funding to further reduce the exam fee for students who are eligible for a College Board fee reduction. State policies for the 2021 AP Exams will be posted on this page as soon as each state’s funding plan is finalized for the 2020-21 school year.

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

College Board and states are working together to provide information about 2021 subsidies in advance of the November 13 final ordering deadline wherever possible, but in some cases, states won't be able to finalize their subsidies until later in the school year. Because the unused/canceled exam fee won't be applied this year, students should be encouraged to register for their exams in the fall.

If Your State Requires Students to Be Enrolled in a Course

Some states require students taking an AP Exam to be enrolled in the corresponding course in order for those students to receive state funding for their exam. Students solely enrolled in an exam only section for a given AP subject won’t receive state funding in this case. For example, students taking AP courses at a virtual school must be enrolled in both the exam only section at the school where they’ll be taking the exam and in a class section for the corresponding course through their virtual school.

If Your State Eliminates Its Subsidy

If your state provided a subsidy for low-income students’ AP Exams in 2020, and the subsidy is eliminated after you’ve submitted your exam order:

  • For students who choose to still take their exams: The amount that will be calculated on your invoice for these exams will reflect your state’s available funding as of the time the invoice is generated.
  • For students who choose not to take their exams: No exam payment will be owed.

2021 AP Fee Assistance Policies by State

State policies for the 2021 AP Exams will be posted below as soon as each state’s funding plan is finalized for the 2020-21 school year.

College Board will provide a fee reduction of $33 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Florida. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53*
  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board 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 must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

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

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

  1. Fee-reduced students
  2. Standard-fee students who attend Title 1 or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For fee-reduced students in public schools, 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 fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $12
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $53

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam. For standard-fee, public school students who attend Title 1 or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, 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 qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $45 (or $54 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $86 (or $95 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do
Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect the appropriate fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
    The AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student to ensure that the school is appropriately credited for available fee reductions. If the appropriate fee reduction status is not indicated for students, the school won’t receive the appropriate credit for College Board fee reductions and may not be credited for or receive the full state funding available for eligible students.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the AP Exam fees in each category.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state. Email a PDF copy of your school’s invoice to Anna Viggiano at anna.viggiano@k12.hi.us by June 15, 2021.

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

The state of Idaho will reimburse school districts for 2021 AP Exams via the state’s Advanced Opportunities program. 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. For more information, visit: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/advanced-ops/.

For information on additional federal funding options available to provide funding for low-income students’ AP Exams, visit collegeboard.org/ap-essa.

College Board will provide a fee reduction of $33 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

Exam Ordering Deadlines

Exam ordering still occurs in the fall. Prepare your school’s AP Exam order to submit through AP Registration and Ordering by these deadlines:

  • November 13, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m. ET): Final ordering deadline. This is the deadline to submit exam orders for all full year and first-semester AP courses, and exam only sections. The late order fee applies for exams ordered after this date (late order fees are not covered by Idaho’s Advanced Opportunity funding). For the 2020-21 school year, unused/canceled exam fees won’t be applied. Students should register for their AP Exams in the fall; if they change their mind about testing, they can do so without any fee.
  • March 12, 2021 (by 11:59 p.m. ET): Deadline for spring course orders and fall order changes. This is the deadline to order exams for AP courses that begin after November 13 and to update the order with any late orders. You can also submit known exam cancellations by this date.

For more information about AP Exam ordering and fees, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.

What Schools Must Do
Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET). If an adjustment is needed to any student’s fee reduction status after April 30, you need to call AP Services for Educators. Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.
  • Submit Exam Requests for Fast Forward dollars to the Idaho State Department of Education. 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.
  • It is preferred that the request for reimbursement be made in the semester in which the student plans to take the course. For year-long courses, it is preferred that requests be made in the Spring semester (January/February access window). Schools will not receive invoices from College Board until June, which is around the same timeframe for spring reimbursements from Advanced Opportunities.
  • For reduced-fee students, make sure to enter and edit the request amount for the reduced amount of $53 and $101. For standard-fee students, enter the request for the full exam fee of $95 or $143.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to the College Board for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per reduced-fee student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per reduced-fee student.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

 

For further information, please contact Brock Astle, Idaho State Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720; email: bastle@sde.idaho.gov; phone: (208) 332-6944.

For Public Schools:

For public schools in Illinois, College Board will deduct the amount per qualifying exam the state is covering from your school’s invoice and bill the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) directly.

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam, ISBE will pay College Board:

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

The final fee invoiced to a public school for a fee-reduced student for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) is $15 per exam.

For Non-Public Schools:

The state of Illinois will not provide funding for 2021 AP Exam fees for low-income students in non-public schools. For non-public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam, the school will be invoiced $53 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.

What All Schools (Public and Non-Public) Must Do

Your school’s AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. The AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student to ensure that the school is appropriately credited for available fee reductions. If the appropriate fee reduction status is not indicated for students, the school won’t receive the appropriate credit for College Board fee reductions and may not be credited for or receive the full state funding available for eligible students.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.

FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ONLY:

  • AP coordinators in public schools will need to send $15 to College Board for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by fee-reduced students.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • AP coordinators in public schools must submit a copy of their invoice to ISBE. Email a PDF copy of your school’s invoice by June 15, 2021 to apinvoices@isbe.net.
  • The invoice copy sent to the state will be used by ISBE to confirm the total number of AP Exams taken by fee-reduced students at your school.

FOR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS ONLY:

  • AP coordinators in non-public schools will need to send College Board $53 for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • AP coordinators in non-public schools do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to ISBE because no state funding is being provided.

For questions and more information, contact Elizabeth Hiler, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; phone: 217-524-4832; email: ehiler@isbe.net.

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam, the state of Ohio 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 must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
    The AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student to ensure that the school is appropriately credited for available fee reductions. If the appropriate fee reduction status is not indicated for students, the school won’t receive the appropriate credit for College Board fee reductions and may not be credited for or receive the full state funding available for eligible students.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • AP coordinators do not need to send a copy of their invoice to the Ohio Department of Education.

For more information, contact Brian Roget, Associate Director, Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies, Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front Street, 5th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-4183; phone: 614-387-2128; email: brian.roget@education.ohio.gov.

The state of South Carolina will pay for AP Exams for two categories of students enrolled in an AP course at a South Carolina public school who then take the respective AP Exam: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students.

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam. For public school, fee-reduced students enrolled in the corresponding AP course, 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 qualifying fee-reduced students is $0.

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For standard-fee students enrolled in the corresponding AP course at a South Carolina public school, the state of South Carolina will pay:

  • $86 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $134 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying standard-fee students is $0.

What Schools Must Do
Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for the College Board fee reduction, no action is needed.
    • Once a student’s fee reduction status is marked as reduced or left as standard in AP Registration and Ordering, the South Carolina state subsidies will automatically be calculated and applied for all exams taken by students who are enrolled in the corresponding AP course.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. The AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student to ensure that the school is appropriately credited for available fee reductions. If the appropriate fee reduction status is not indicated for students, the school won’t receive the appropriate credit for College Board fee reductions and may not be credited for or receive the full state funding available for eligible students.

Specific instructions for virtual school students, plus homeschooled students and private school students enrolled in an AP course at a South Carolina public school:

  • South Carolina students are only eligible to receive the state funding if they were enrolled in the corresponding AP course at a South Carolina public school.
  • Students taking AP courses at a virtual school such as VirtualSC must be enrolled in both the exam only section at the school where they’ll be taking the exam and a class section for the corresponding course through their virtual school. Virtual schools must ensure that their AP teachers enroll all of their students in AP Registration and Ordering.
  • This same procedure applies for districts implementing their own virtual programs for the 2020-21 school year due to covid-19. The AP teacher at the virtual school creates class sections in AP Classroom and distributes the unique join codes to students. The AP coordinator at the student’s high school creates exam only class sections and distributes the unique join code to students in the virtual AP class. The AP coordinator for the student’s high school is responsible for ordering student exams. Details on these processes are available here.
  • The state will also pay for a homeschooled or private school student taking the AP course and exam at a South Carolina public school. These students must be enrolled in the class section for the corresponding AP course at the public school in order to receive the state funding.
  • Because the state of South Carolina will only pay for AP Exams if the student took the corresponding AP course, these steps are critical to ensure that these students receive the South Carolina state funding for their exams.
  • Any students who are not enrolled in a class section for the corresponding course by the virtual school will not receive the South Carolina state funding for their exams. This means that the physical school where any unenrolled virtual school students take their exams will be charged rather than the state.
  • For more information on enrolling students taking AP in virtual schools, visit Homeschooled, Independent Study, and Virtual School Students and Students from Other Schools or see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • 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 enrolled in the corresponding AP course and any additional fees due, send payment to College Board.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • You must provide a copy of your school’s invoice to the South Carolina Department of Education by June 15, 2021. If it is necessary to email College Board because of a problem with an invoice, please copy Leslie Dawes at LDawes@ed.sc.gov.

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.

College Board will provide a fee reduction of $33 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in schools in the 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 must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must login to AP Registration and Ordering and indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators do not need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

College Board will provide a fee reduction of $33 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in schools outside the U.S. This includes both U.S. and non-U.S. students 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 set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. To determine if your students meet these guidelines, refer to the “Annual Family Income for 48 Contiguous States, Washington, D.C., Guam, and U.S. Territories” column in the table that lists annual family incomes by family size, at 185 percent of the poverty level, within the AP Exam fee reduction eligibility criteria, and convert American dollars into your country's currency.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each fee-reduced AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $83 ($53 for schools in Canada)
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each fee-reduced AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do
Student eligibility for fee reductions is determined by your school’s AP coordinator, who must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must login to AP Registration and Ordering and indicate the fee reduction status in the roster on the Students page for each student as follows:
    • For each student who is eligible for a College Board fee reduction, check the box in the Reduced Fee column.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for a fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators do not need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, the AP coordinator can also access and print the invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send $83 ($53 for schools in Canada) to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2021 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

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