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The information on this page was for the 2019 AP Exam administration. Schools can use this information for reference until 2020 funding information is available. The 2020 state fee policies will be posted on Federal and State AP Exam Fee Assistance as soon as each state finalizes their 2020 AP Exam funding plan.

2018-19 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

Arizona

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, for public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Arizona will pay:

  • $22 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $70 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 $31.

For more information, contact Peter Laing, Coordinator, Acceleration and Enrichment, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #64, Phoenix, AZ 85007; phone: 602-364-3842; email: Peter.Laing@azed.gov

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California

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, to date, the state of California has not indicated that it will provide funding for low-income students’ 2019 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board's ESSA website for more information and the specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school can give subsidies to low-income students this year and beyond.

The College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in California. 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 and AP Research Exam: $101

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Georgia

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, the state of Georgia will pay for AP Exams for two options of public school students.

Option 1 students are public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. Schools/districts receiving Community Eligibility Program (CEP) funds cannot use this designation as a determining factor for low-income students. Instead, each individual student’s eligibility will have to be determined using the criteria outlined on the AP Exam Fee Reductions page.

For Option 1 students, the state of Georgia will pay $53 for one AP Exam in any subject (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams).

  • Final fee for qualifying low-income students for one AP Exam in any subject (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $0

Option 2 students are public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Georgia will pay $85 per AP Exam for one AP STEM Exam. The AP Exams included are the following:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • 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
  • Final fee for one AP STEM Exam for Option 2 students: $0.

For more information, contact Martha Smith in the College Readiness and Talent Development division at the Georgia Department of Education; phone: 404-463-2588; email: masmith@doe.k12.ga.us

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Illinois

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, College Board provides a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Illinois. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is utilizing Title I funds to provide funding for 2019 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in Illinois. However, ISBE is not participating in the College Board's state direct-billing program this year. What this means is that schools will need to pay the College Board directly the following amounts per exam for qualifying students:

  • $53 per AP Exam per qualifying student (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per qualifying student

Districts are eligible to receive an allocation to help pay a portion of the low-income students' AP Exam fees as part of the district’s Title I application. Districts will need to submit an amendment to their Title I applications. ISBE has identified Title 1 funding that is expected to contribute the following amounts per exam for public and non-public school low-income students:

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

ISBE will distribute the Title 1 funds to districts, and then schools will need to use the funds to pay the College Board. After the state funding is provided to the district, the expectation is that the cost per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $15.

Funding is limited, so participating districts must submit a Notice of Intent to ISBE by January 31, 2019 to receive the funds. The Notice of Intent permits Title I funds to be calculated and allocated to the district. The letter must include the number of anticipated AP Exams, including the anticipated number of AP Research and AP Seminar Exams.

The Notice of Intent is located here and ISBE.net under Title I.

For questions and more information, contact Denise Blaney, Division Supervisor, Title Grants Administration, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; phone: 217-782-3950; email: dblaney@isbe.net

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Massachusetts

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, College Board will provide a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in Massachusetts. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

In addition, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has committed to provide AP Exam fee subsidies for low-income public school students, but only for students in districts that have one or more schools identified as requiring assistance in the state’s accountability system. For schools that were pre-determined by DESE as eligible for the state funding, the state of Massachusetts will provide the following subsidies for students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction:

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

*Please note that not all schools are eligible for the Massachusetts state subsidy. Only those schools that were pre-determined as eligible will be able to claim Massachusetts state fee reductions when generating your invoice. Please click here to view the list of eligible schools.  If your school is not listed, you will only be able to claim the College Board fee reductions when generating your invoice.

For schools that are eligible for the Massachusetts state subsidy, the final fee for low-income students for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $15 per exam.

For schools that are not eligible for the Massachusetts state subsidy, the final fee for low-income students will be:

  • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $101 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam

For more information, visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website, or contact Meto Raha, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148-4906; phone: 781-338-3548; email: mraha@doe.mass.edu.

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New Jersey

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, for public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the New Jersey Department of Education will pay $20 per AP Exam, except for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $33
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator takes the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams they’ll take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website before ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $33 to the AP Program 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.
  • Submit a copy of your school's invoice to the state.

For more information, please contact Donna Schmitz, Division of Teaching and Learning, New Jersey Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625; phone: 609-376-3853; email: apexams@doe.nj.gov

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New York

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, for public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of New York will pay:

  • $48 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $96 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 $5.

For more information, visit http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/advanced-placement-and-international-baccalaureate-program-fee-waiver-program

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North Dakota

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will be using state funds to support the costs of 2019 AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science. Specifically, funds will be used to support the following:

  • Economically disadvantaged students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.
    • NDDPI will cover the entire exam fee for up to four (4) qualifying exams over the student's high school career.
  • All other students taking AP Exams in English, math, science, and computer science.
    • NDDPI will cover the full exam fee for the student's first qualifying exam.
    • NDDPI will cover ~50% of the exam fees ($43 of the $85 fee) for the next three (3) qualifying exams over the student's high school career.

For more information on the funding available in North Dakota, including instructions on the funding process, please visit NDDPI's website at:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/AS/AP/APExam/.

For more information, contact Matt Scherbenske, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; email: mscherbenske@nd.gov, phone: 701-328-2629.

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U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

For the 2019 AP Exam administration, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will pay for AP Exams for two categories of students enrolled in an AP course who take the respective AP Exam.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For these students, DoDEA 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 Category 1 students is $0.

Category 2 students are those students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, DoDEA will pay:

  • $85 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $133 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for Category 2 students is $0.