Fee Reduction Program

We want every student who wishes to sit for an AP Exam to have that opportunity—regardless of financial means. We encourage teachers and public school administrators to inquire with your Title I coordinators and classroom teachers to identify and reach out to students who may qualify for the fee reduction program. 

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Funding Sources

The $95 AP Exam fee is set by the College Board; however, public school students with significant financial need may apply for a fee reduction. We receive federal and state subsidization through multiple funding sources:

Please refer to the College Board website, or the AP Exam Fee Reduction Memorandum for eligibility guidance. 

Key Info for Schools Receiving Fee Subsidies

Each public school (charters included) must adhere to the following:

  • Report the projected number of AP Exams to be taken by all students and the number of those students covered by the test fee reduction program. Schools must report these numbers, regardless of whether or not there is a change from year to year. Schools that fail to report these figures will be held financially responsible for paying the AP Exam fees for its students. 
  • Order College Board AP Exams directly from College Board.
  • Please provide REC 9 estimates by November 13, 2020, (following the initial order), and by March 20, 2021, (if there are any changes to your order) by completing the AP Fee Waivers Reporting Form.
  • Email a copy of the AP Exam invoice to APSI before June 11, 2021.
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Important Student/Parent Info

Whether you attend public school or homeschool or require special accommodations, planning ahead is critical. Now is the time to think ahead about the AP courses you plan to take so you don’t miss important deadlines. We encourage you to review the College Board calendar and timeline and note these critical deadlines.