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. You can view the 2022 AP Exam policies here.

2023 AP Fee Assistance Policies by State

College Board provides a $35 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.

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 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.

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.

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