2022 AP Fee Assistance Policies by State
State policies for the 2022 AP Exams will be posted on this page as soon as each state’s funding plan is finalized for the 2021-22 school year. For reference, you can view the exam funding policies for last year (2020-21) here.
College Board provides a $34 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 2022 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 2021, and the subsidy is eliminated after you’ve submitted your 2022 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 AP Fee Assistance Policies by State
State policies for the 2022 AP Exams will be posted below as soon as each state’s funding plan is finalized for the 2021-22 school year.
For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $34 per exam, the state of Arizona 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 public school, fee-reduced 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.
- A best practice is to indicate the fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order, if possible, to ensure you have time to plan for and collect the appropriate exam fees from students. However, if you need more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students' fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET).
After the exams:
- Your invoice will be sent to you via email after the late-testing administration. At that point, you 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, 2022, is the postmark deadline for any payment due to College Board.
- AP coordinators do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to the Arizona Department of Education.
For more information, contact Peter Laing, Policy Advisor, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #64, Phoenix, AZ 85007; phone: 602-364-3842; email: Peter.Laing@azed.gov.