Federal and State AP Exam Fee Assistance

Payment is due to College Board by June 15, 2023 (postmark deadline)—not at the time of ordering. Schools determine how and when to collect and track exam payment.

This page will be updated as states finalize their 2023 AP Exam fee assistance policies. See below. You can view the 2022 AP Exam policies here.

2023 AP Fee Assistance Policies by State

The base AP Exam fees are as follows: 

  • $97 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and all DoDEA schools.
  • $127 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada, with the exception of DoDEA schools. (Fees may vary for exams at College Board-authorized test centers outside the U.S.) 
  • $145 per exam for AP Capstone™ (AP Seminar or AP Research)

The exam fee includes a $9 rebate per exam that schools can retain to offset exam administration costs.

College Board provides a $35 fee reduction per AP Exam for eligible students with financial need. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students, resulting in a cost of:

  • $53 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and all DoDEA schools 
  • $83 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada, with the exception of DoDEA schools (Fees may vary for exams at College Board-authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • $101 per exam for AP Capstone (AP Seminar or AP Research)
     

Many states use federal and state funding to further reduce the exam fee for students. College Board and states are working together to provide information about 2023 subsidies in advance of the November 15 final ordering deadline wherever possible, but in some cases, states won't be able to finalize their subsidies until later in the school year.

For more information on the federal funding options available for states and districts, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students.

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 2022, and the subsidy is eliminated after you’ve submitted your 2023 AP 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. Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering in order for fees to be waived.

2022-23 Fee Assistance Policies by State

California

Updates to State Funding to Increase Access to AP 

A-G Completion Improvement Grant Program 

The A-G Completion Improvement Grant Program was included in the 2022 state budget, and provides funding to public schools to expand access to qualifying A-G courses for college admissions. All AP and Pre-AP courses are approved A-G courses, so this funding may be used for: 

  • AP Exam fees for low-income students 
  • Professional learning for your AP educators, like this new workshop: Achieving Equity in AP 
  • Expanding your AP course offerings, like adding AP Seminar, which is accepted as an English credit in your state 
  • Expanding or starting the Pre-AP program to give more students the opportunity to develop skills needed for AP and college-level coursework 

Initial allocations were provided in February 2022; district plans for usage of grant funds were to be submitted to the local school board by April 1, 2022. 

The second allocation of these funds occurred on July 1, 2022, as outlined by the California Department of Education. These funds are available for expenditure through the 2025-26 fiscal year. 

College Board AP Exam Fee Reductions 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit  AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53 
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in  AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.
    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 
  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

 

Connecticut

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $35 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 

Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. 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: 

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in  AP Registration and Ordering.

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • Districts implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) should not report all students as being from low-income families. All schools should use district data for free or reduced-price meal eligibility in PSIS to determine if a student should be indicated as “low-income” on the AP invoice. Remember, student information in PSIS is about eligibility for free or reduced lunch and not participation. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam ($101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam) per fee-reduced student. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for any payment due to College Board. 

  • Please do not send a copy of your invoice to the Connecticut State Department of Education. 

For assistance with AP Registration and Ordering or your AP invoice, please contact  AP Services for Educators. 

For specific questions about the state funding available, please contact Michelle Rosado, Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education, phone: 860-713-6748. 

Delaware

Delaware 

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $35 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 

Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. College Board will bill Delaware schools $13 for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by fee-reduced students. Districts are responsible for providing $8 per AP Exam to schools so that the exam fee amount collected from each fee-reduced student is $5. 

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET). 

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • College Board will bill the state directly for $40 per AP Exam ($88 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam) per fee-reduced student. 

  • Send $13 to College Board for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by fee-reduced students. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the Delaware Department of Education. Email a copy of your school's invoice to Leigh Weldin by June 15, 2023. 

For more information, contact Leigh Weldin, College Success Program Administrator, Delaware Higher Education Office, Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; phone: 302-735-4193. 

 

Florida

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Florida. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board for fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53* 

  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101* 

*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. 

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

Indiana

The state of Indiana covers the cost of AP English, STEM, and Capstone Exams for all students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 at accredited public and non-public schools, and the cost of all other AP Exams for fee-reduced students. 

For English, STEM, and Capstone AP Exams (see list below) taken by 9th–12th grade Indiana students in accredited public and non-public schools, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) will pay: 

  • Standard-fee students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction

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

    • $136 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam 

  • Fee-reduced students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $35 per exam (visit  AP Exam Fee Reductions for eligibility criteria): 

    • $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 English, STEM, and Capstone AP Exam for all students is $0*

*Note: College Board’s standard fee for each 2023 AP Exam is $97 per exam ($145 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam). The exam fee includes a $9 rebate per exam that schools can retain to offset exam administration costs. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for fee-reduced students. It remains a school-level decision whether to keep or forgo the $9 per exam school rebate from standard-fee students. If an Indiana school chooses not to forgo the rebate from standard-fee students, they may collect $9 per exam for English, STEM, and Capstone AP Exams taken by standard-fee students. 

IDOE will also pay for all other AP Exams taken by fee-reduced students when funding allows. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. The final fee for fee-reduced students for any AP Exam is $0. 

The English, STEM, and Capstone AP Exams are as follows: 

  • 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 
  • AP Research 
  • AP Seminar 

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

Before the exams: 

Indicate Student Fee Reduction Status 

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

    • Once a student's fee reduction status is checked as either reduced or left as standard, the Indiana state subsidies will automatically be calculated and applied for qualifying exams. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Specific Instructions for Virtual School Students 

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • College Board will deduct the following amounts from your invoice and bill IDOE directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees as follows: 

    • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for fee-reduced students 

    • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for fee-reduced students 

    • $88 per exam for AP English and STEM Exams taken by standard-fee students 

    • $136 per exam for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams taken by standard-fee students 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for any payment due to College Board. 

  • AP coordinators do not need to send a copy of their invoice to IDOE. 

For more information, contact the Student Pathways team at [email protected], phone: 317-232-9166. 

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. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

Kansas

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. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in  AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

Louisiana

The state of Louisiana will not provide funding for low-income students' 2023 AP Exams. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster. 

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

Michigan

For public and non-public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $35 per exam, the state of Michigan will pay: 

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

  • $96 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam 

Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a fee-reduced student is $5

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • College Board will bill the state directly for $48 per AP Exam ($96 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam) per fee-reduced student. 

  • Send $5 to the AP Program for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by fee-reduced students. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the Michigan Department of Education. Email a PDF copy of your school's invoice to Jeff McNeal by June 15, 2023

More information can be found on the Michigan Department of Education AP website or by contacting Jeff McNeal, Michigan Department of Education, 608 West Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909; phone: 517-241-6958. 

 

Missouri

The state of Missouri will not provide funding for low-income students' 2023 AP Exams. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

 

Montana

The state of Montana will not provide funding for low-income students' 2023 AP Exams. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

 

Nebraska

The state of Nebraska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2023 AP Exams. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students. 

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

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

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

North Dakota

College Board’s standard fee for each 2023 AP Exam is $97 per exam ($145 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam). The exam fee includes a $9 rebate per exam that schools can retain to offset exam administration costs. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for economically disadvantaged students. It remains a school-level decision whether to keep or forgo the $9 per exam school rebate from standard-fee students. 

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will use state funds to support the costs of 2023 AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science for two categories of students: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students. 

Fee-reduced students are economically disadvantaged students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $35 per exam. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For fee-reduced students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science, NDDPI will cover the entire remaining $53 exam fee for up to four (4) qualifying exams over the student's high school career. 

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For standard-fee students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science, NDDPI provides the following exam subsidies: 

  • NDDPI will cover the full $88 exam fee for the student's first qualifying exam. 

  • NDDPI will cover ~50% of the exam fees ($44 of the $88 fee) for the next three (3) qualifying exams over the student's high school career. 

  • It remains a school-level decision whether to collect or forgo the additional $9 per exam school rebate from standard-fee students for these exams.  

Students taking AP Seminar and AP Research Exams: 

  • NDDPI will cover the full exam fee for all students taking AP Seminar and AP Research Exams ($101 per exam for economically disadvantaged students; $136 per exam for other students). 

  • It remains a school-level decision whether to collect or forgo the additional $9 per exam school rebate from standard-fee students for these exams. 

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • AP coordinators need to submit the Advanced Placement Student Fee Submission form to NDDPI to determine how much the state will pay to College Board versus how much your school will need to pay. 

  • For more detailed instructions on the funding process for AP coordinators in North Dakota, review NDDPI’s Advanced Placement Exam Fee Guidance.

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

For more information, visit NDDPI's website or contact Davonne Eldredge, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Support, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; phone: 701-328-4525. 

South Carolina

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 corresponding AP Exam: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students.

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $35 per exam. For public schools, 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 and AP Research Exam

Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. 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:

  • $88 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $136 per AP Seminar 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 (or $9 if a school does not forgo their $9 rebate).

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster. 
    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed.
    • Once a student’s fee reduction status is marked as reduced fee 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.
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

Specific instructions for virtual school students, homeschooled students, and private school students:

  • 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 their students in AP Registration and Ordering.
  • 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.
  • The state will also pay for a homeschooled or private school student if they take 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 to receive the state funding.

After the exams:

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your 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, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
  • Email a copy of your school’s invoice to Leslie Dawes, SC Dept. of Ed., by June 15, 2023.
  • If it is necessary to contact College Board because of a problem with an invoice, please make sure to also inform Leslie Dawes of the issue at [email protected]

For more information, contact Leslie Dawes, South Carolina Department of Education, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201; phone: 803-734-4944.

 

Virginia

The state of Virginia will not provide funding for low-income students' 2023 AP Exams. For information for schools and districts on federal funding options available to provide funding for AP Exams, visit Funding for Low-Income AP Students.

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster. 
    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

After the exams:

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
     

West Virginia

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in West Virginia. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. 

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is utilizing state funds to provide funding for 2023 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in West Virginia. Schools must apply for students to receive waivers, and waivers are granted based on an individual student's financial need. 

Schools must pay College Board directly the following amounts per exam for fee-reduced students: 

  • $53 per AP Exam per fee-reduced student (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)

  • $101 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student 

The state of West Virginia has appropriated funding that is expected to contribute the following amounts per exam for public and non-public school low-income students: 

  • $48 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams 
  • $96 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam 

Grants from the WVDE will be sent to each county, and the fee waiver funding will then be sent to each school so that schools may send payments directly to College Board. After the state funding is distributed to schools, the expectation is that the cost per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $5

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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 

    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  

    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 

  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 

  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

  • Indicate to the West Virginia Department of Education the number of AP Exam waivers needed by using the following link: 2023 West Virginia AP Exam Fee Waiver

  • West Virginia fee waiver deadlines: 

    • Deadline for submission: April 30, 2023

    • Please note that fee waivers will not cover late order fees or unused/canceled exam fees. 

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 

  • Send $53 to College Board for each AP Exam ($101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam) per fee-reduced student. 

  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

For more information, contact Karen Linville, Coordinator for Advanced Placement, Student Enrichment Programs, West Virginia Department of Education, phone: 304-558-8098. 

 

Schools in the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in schools in the U.S. territories and commonwealths. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar Exam and each 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 indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster. 
    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

After the exams:

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send $53 to College Board for each AP Exam ($101 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam) taken by fee-reduced students.
  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.
     

Schools Outside the U.S.

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 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. Schools are also expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students. 

The fee reduction is available for any student whose annual family income does not exceed 185% of the poverty level as set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. 

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

  • Student eligibility for fee reductions is determined by your school’s AP coordinator. To do so: 
    • On the AP Exam Fee Reductions page, refer to the column “Annual Family Income for 48 Contiguous States, Washington, D.C., Guam, and U.S. Territories” in the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Income Eligibility Guidelines table.  
    • Convert American dollars into your country's currency. If the student’s annual family income is less than the amount listed in the relevant row, that student qualifies for an AP Exam fee reduction. 
    • Collect income documentation from the student’s family for verification. 
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering. 
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster. 
    • For students who aren't eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam. 
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students' fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

After the exams: 

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering. 
  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

Note that College Board does not require documentation for an AP coordinator to claim a fee reduction for a student; however, College Board may audit fee reductions claimed at any time. AP coordinators should be able to produce documentation verifying fee reduction claims upon request. 

 

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