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UPDATE: The postmark deadline for invoices and payments submitted to the AP Program has been extended to June 25, 2021. Late payments incur a $225 late fee.

Payment is due to College Board by June 25 (postmark deadline)—not at the time of ordering. Schools continue to determine how and when to collect and track exam payment.

Given this year’s challenging circumstances, some families may be experiencing financial hardship and some schools and districts may still be determining their ability to offset students' exam fees. Because of this, your school might be reconsidering how and when to collect exam fees. As you approach your fee collection planning this year, consider:

  • 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.
  • How your school and district plans on collecting other school fees, how you track payments, and how you’ll issue refunds to students who might decide to cancel their exams.

Communicating your school’s fee collection policies for this year with students and parents early will be important—particularly if your school’s policy is changing this year.

  • The deadline for the AP coordinator to indicate students who are eligible for the College Board fee reduction is April 30, 2021. Learn more about AP Exam fee reductions.
  • You may want to reach out to other AP coordinators on the AP Coordinator Community to hear about what other schools are planning to do this year for fee collection.

AP Exam Fee Collection Providers Program

College Board has worked with providers of payment-related services to gather information to help you plan your exam fee collection process. Learn more about the AP exam fee collection providers program and review information about payment providers who may be able to assist you in developing an exam fee collection process that fits your school.