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2015 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

Information on 2015 state and federal AP Exam fee assistance is provided for your reference below.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Alabama

Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the state of Alabama will reimburse schools $51 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Schools will need to send payment of $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by these students.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students after reimbursement: $2

Below is the 2015 AP Exam fee breakdown for qualifying low-income public school students in Alabama:

Cost Description
$41 Federal Contribution (via your state)
$10 State Contribution
$29 College Board Contribution
$9 School Rebate (waived for low-income students)
$2 Student Contribution
$91 Total AP Exam Fee
($51) Alabama DOE Reimbursement
Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the Alabama DOE will reimburse schools $51 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the state of Alabama will reimburse schools $51 per exam after they have paid the AP Program and submitted a copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information, contact Michal Robinson, email: mrobinson@alsde.edu; phone: 334-242-8176, Alabama Department of Education, 3345 Gordon Persons Building, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130.

Alaska

The State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) will use federal funds to pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Below is the 2015 AP Exam fee breakdown for qualifying low-income students in Alaska:

Federal Contribution (via Alaska EED) $41
College Board Contribution $29
Student Contribution $12
School Rebate (waived for low-income students) $9
Total Fee per Exam $91
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

  • Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.
  • AP Coordinators at each school should keep a list of their school's eligible students who plan to take AP Exams through this program. EED recommends this list also include the name of each test that eligible students plan to take. Coordinators should complete an eligibility verification form for each eligible student. Forms are available on EED's website. Completed forms must be filed securely within your district.

After the exams:

  • Coordinators must fill in the "Option 1" fee reduction circle on eligible students' AP Exam answer sheets. The 2014-15 AP Coordinator's Manual has instructions for properly marking the answer sheet so your school will be billed correctly.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • Submit your invoice electronically, then print the school, program and state copies of the invoice (all three will print automatically). Submit invoice copies to both EED and the College Board. The postmark deadline for invoices submitted to the College Board is June 15, 2015. EED's deadline is the same, June 15, 2015. The organizations' mailing addresses will be listed on the invoice.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by qualifying students.
  • The College Board will bill EED directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student. However, EED can't pay the fees unless a complete invoice is received from your school. The counts you provide in your bookkeeping must be consistent in order for your school to be billed correctly by the College Board.

For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's website at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/ap/ or contact Erin Thompson, Program Coordinator, at P.O. Box 110500 Juneau, AK 99811-0500; phone: 907-465-6535; Fax: 907-465-8400; email: erin.thompson@alaska.gov.

Arizona

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Arizona will pay $41 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Below is the 2015 AP Exam fee breakdown for qualifying low-income public school students in Arizona:

Federal Contribution $41
College Board Contribution $29
Student/District Contribution $12
School Rebate (waived for low-income students) $9
Total Fee per Exam $91
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12 (which could be covered by the district, school, community, parent, or student).

What the school must do:

  • Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

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

Arkansas

The state of Arkansas will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course who then take the respective AP Exam.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the College Board will offer a fee reduction of $29 and the state of Arkansas will pay $53 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Arkansas will pay $82 per AP Exam.

Final fee from schools for Category 1 students per AP Exam: $0

Final fee from schools for Category 2 students per AP Exam: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • The AP Coordinator at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo collection of AP Exam fees for Category 1 and Category 2 students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' total AP Exam fees. For AP Exams taken by students not currently enrolled in the respective course, or AP Exams taken by students in an AP course not approved by the College Board, AP Coordinators must send payment to the AP Program.

For more information on exam fee eligibility, contact Mary Kathryn Stein, State Education Building, Slot 28, #4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; phone: 501-682-4224; email: mary.stein@arkansas.gov.

California

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of California will use federal funds to reimburse districts for a portion of the AP Exam fee for income-eligible public school students.

Students who qualify under the College Board’s eligibility criteria are eligible for the $29 College Board fee reduction. Schools will need to send payment of $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by these students. Depending on the availability of federal funds, the state of California will reimburse districts for up to $41 per AP Exam. In order to receive reimbursement for the California AP and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Program, school districts must complete the California Department of Education (CDE) online application process, which includes printing and submitting the CDE online application along with all necessary documentation (i.e., AP invoices: state copy, IB Fee Summaries, and school worksheet [IB programs only]).

What the school must do:

  • Indicate the eligible students by marking the “Option 1” circle on the College Board AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by eligible students.
  • Send payment of $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • The California Department of Education (CDE) will reimburse districts up to $41 per exam per income-eligible student, depending on the availability of federal funds.

The below chart provides a breakdown of the funding for income-eligible students for AP Exams:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Family income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty income level.
  • Student is eligible for (but does not have to participate in) the free and reduced-price meal program.
CostDescription
$29 College Board Discount
The College Board credits the school $29 per exam.
$9 School Contribution
Schools forgo a $9 rebate per income-eligible student from the College Board.
$48 School/District Contribution
The School/District pays $48 per exam for income-eligible students.
$5 Student Contribution
The student pays $5 per exam. (There is no limit to the number of exams income-eligible students can take).
$91 Total
($41) CDE Reimbursement
The CDE will reimburse the district up to $41 for each exam taken by an income-eligible student. Reimbursement may be pro-rated depending on federal allocations.

For more information, join the CDE Program Listserv or contact Dianna Gutierrez, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4202, Sacramento, CA 95814; email: dgutierrez@cde.ca.gov; phone: 916-445-7755.

Colorado

Colorado's AP Exam fee program is called ESCAPE. Application packets and guidance information are available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/grants.htm. Application to participate in the AP/IB exam fee program opens in the fall prior to the testing year. The annual grant is announced through emails, letters to high schools and coordinators, a notice in the statewide Colorado Department of Education publication and announcements in gifted-education updates and network meetings.

The deadline for participation in the 2015 ESCAPE grant was December 15, 2014. Grant funds are limited to the listed preapproved high schools. High schools confirmed for participation are listed at http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/grants.htm. Only listed high schools may submit requests for exam fee funds for eligible students indicated on the College Board invoice. Other high schools are responsible for all exam costs invoiced by College Board.

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Colorado will pay $41 per AP exam for eligible students. The College Board will provide a $29 fee reduction. High schools will waive the $9 processing fee for eligible students, and the exam will be $12 for eligible students.

Summary of 2015 costs for eligible students, schools, districts or other funding sources:

  • Final AP Exam fee for eligible students: $12

What schools confirmed for participation must do:

By December 15, 2014 (deadline has passed):

  • Review the ESCAPE grant guidance document and forms for application found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/grants.htm. Submit the Application for Participation with an estimate of the number of exams taken by students and an estimate for the total request.
  • For Colorado high schools confirmed for participation: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students that fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

Before the exams:

  • AP Coordinators from confirmed high schools must verify the eligibility of the students benefiting from the ESCAPE grant, according to the guidance document provided by the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Fill in the "Option 1" bubble for Colorado fee reduction on the answer sheets of eligible students.

After the exams:

  • When generating the electronic College Board invoice, enter the total number of exams taken by eligible students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of the College Board invoice, AP Coordinators Checklist and Eligibility Assurance with principal's signature, and the student fee collection form to the Colorado Department of Education by June 5, 2015.

Note: The College Board will bill the state directly for exams taken by eligible students from confirmed high schools. Other high schools are responsible for exam fees.

For more information, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/grants.htm or contact Carol Crossley, ESCAPE Coordinator, Colorado Department of Education; phone: 719-821-5980; email: carol.crossley2@gmail.com.

Connecticut

Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the state of Connecticut will pay $53 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Federal funds will cover $41 per exam, and $12 per exam will come from state funds.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo collection of AP Exam fees from qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to the state, so no "State Copy" of the invoice will print. Please do not send a copy of your invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Michelle Rosado, Turnaround Office, Connecticut State Department of Education, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106; phone: 860-713-6748; email: michelle.rosado@ct.gov.

Delaware

Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the state of Delaware will pay $48 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Federal funds will cover $41 per exam, and $7 per exam will come from state funds.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $5

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $5 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $48 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Deb Hansen, Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; phone: 302-735-4190; email: deb.hansen@doe.k12.de.us.

District of Columbia

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public and private school students in the District of Columbia.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, contact Carmen Gathers, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Government of the District of Columbia, 810 First St. NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002, phone: 202-841-3951; carmen.gathers@dc.gov.

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Florida

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public and private school students in the state of Florida.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students who your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take. After the exams:
  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

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Georgia

The state of Georgia will pay $53 for one AP Exam for public schools students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take. After the exams:

  • When completing AP Exam answer sheets, In the SCHOOL USE ONLY section under "Fee Reduction Granted," fill in "Option 1" on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • The state of Georgia will pay for one AP Exam for students who are eligible for the College Board fee reduction (Option 1) and this information will be critical to your invoice online.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of students (NOT exams) that qualify for the GEORGIA fee reduction. The Georgia credits will appear on Line M of the invoice.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of the invoice to the state. The College Board will bill the state directly for qualifying students' AP Exam fees.

For more information, contact Becky Chambers, Georgia Department of Education, 1766 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334; phone: 404-463-5098; email: rchambers@doe.k12.ga.us.

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Hawaii

The state of Hawaii will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Anna Viggiano, Gifted and Talented Program, Hawaii Department of Education, 475 22nd Ave., Room 205, Honolulu, HI 96816; phone: 808-305-9771.

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Idaho

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Idaho will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Below is the 2015 AP Exam fee breakdown for qualifying low-income students in Idaho:

Federal Contribution (via your state) $41
College Board Contribution $29
Student Contribution $12
School Rebate (waived for low-income students) $9
Total Fee per Exam $91
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

Please contact Peggy Wenner at PJWenner@sde.idaho.gov for further information.

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Illinois

The state of Illinois will use federal and state funds to provide a fee reduction credit of $53 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo the collection of AP Exam fees from qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state*.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam per qualifying student.

*Required for 2015: You must send a copy of your AP Exam Invoice to the Illinois State Board of Education
At the completion of your AP Exam administration, all schools must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice to the AP Program in the envelope provided with their exam shipments by June 15, 2015. The ordering website automatically prints out three copies of the invoice:

  • A School Copy for you to retain for your records;
  • A Program Copy for you to send back to the College Board;
  • A State Copy to be sent to the Illinois State Board of Education. The State copy of the invoice must be sent to:

    Brian Houser
    Illinois State Board of Education
    100 N. 1st Street
    Springfield, IL 62777
    Phone: 217-524-4832
    Fax: 217-782-0710
    Email: bhouser@isbe.net

The above contact information will be printed on the State copy of your invoice.

You must send the State copy of your invoice to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in order for them to pay for your low-income students’ AP Exams. If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice to ISBE, your Illinois state funding could be revoked and you could be billed for the full cost of the exams.

For more information, contact Brian Houser, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777; bhouser@isbe.net; phone: 217-524-4832; Fax: 217-782-0710.

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Indiana

The state of Indiana covers the cost of AP Exams for two categories of students at public and state-accredited non-public schools. Category 1 students are students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction, but who are taking an AP Exam not listed below in Category 2. For Category 1 students, the state of Indiana will use federal and state funds to pay $53 per AP Exam for students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

Category 2 students are 11th and 12th-grade students taking the AP Exam in AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, or AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Statistics. For these students, the state of Indiana will use state funds to cover the entire cost of each AP Exam. Students in both Category 1 and Category 2 must complete the respective AP course, approved by the AP Course Audit, to be eligible for fee assistance.

Anticipated AP Exam fee for Category 1 students: $0 (The school is expected to forgo the $9 rebate for these students.)

Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students: $0 (or $9 if school does not forgo rebate)

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students, and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • The AP Coordinator at each school must first fill in the "Option 2" circle on the answer sheets of Category 2 11th and 12th-grade students taking AP Exams in the mathematics, English and science courses listed above. Next, the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets for other courses should be filled in. Only one "Option" circle may be filled in per answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the following numbers when prompted:
    • The total number of exams taken by Category 1 students.
    • The total number of exams taken by Category 2 students.
  • AP Coordinators will collect $0 per AP Exam from Category 1 students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam for Category 1 students, and $82 per exam for exams taken by Category 2 students.
  • For students not enrolled in the respective AP course who take an AP Exam, the school must submit $53 per AP Exam to the AP Program for each exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction and $82 per AP Exam to the AP Program for each exam taken by a student not qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information, visit http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/ap/2015-guidelines-state-payment-ap-examsnew.pdf or contact Leslie G. Fatum, Indiana Department of Education, 115 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; phone: 317-232-6619; email: lfatum@doe.in.gov.

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Iowa

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Iowa will reimburse schools $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students after reimbursement: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take. After the exams:

    Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators in Iowa must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction. Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Iowa will reimburse schools after they have paid the AP Program and submitted a copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information, contact Rosanne Malek, Iowa Department of Education, 400 East 14th Street, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146; email: rosanne.malek@iowa.gov; phone: 515-281-3199.

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Kansas

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Kansas will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take. After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Kent Reed, Kansas State Department of Education, Career, Standards and Assessments, Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Ave., Suite 653, Topeka, KS 66612; phone: 785-296-8109; email: kreed@ksde.org.

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Kentucky

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Kentucky will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. KDE’s interpretation of Regulation 702 KAR 3:220 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/702/003/220.htm) is that the Advanced Placement (AP) exam fees fall within the fee categories described in this regulation. As such, these fees are to be waived by the district for students who are eligible for free OR reduced price lunch. Therefore, districts should not be collecting any amount of the fee from these students. The schools and/or districts are responsible for paying for any test fees after the Federal Fee Waiver is applied.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students (to be paid by the school or district): $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Amy Patterson, Kentucky Department of Education, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601; phone: 502-564-4513 ext. 4513; email: amy.patterson@education.ky.gov.

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Louisiana

The state of Louisiana will reimburse districts for the cost of AP Exams for two categories of students enrolled in both public and BESE-approved nonpublic schools. Category 1 students are students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. For these students, Louisiana will reimburse $53 per AP Exam. Category 2 students are those students enrolled in public and BESE-approved nonpublic schools who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction and are taking an AP Exam associated with an AP course(s) offered for the first time during 2014-15. For these students, Louisiana will reimburse $91 per AP Exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students after reimbursement: $0
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students after reimbursement: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • AP Coordinators at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction and $82 per exam for students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of the College Board self-generated invoice to tristen.guillory@la.gov.

For more information, visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/advanced-placement or contact Tristen Guillory, Louisiana Department of Education, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064; phone: 877-453-2721; email: tristen.guillory@la.gov.

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Maine

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Maine will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take. After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Nancy Lamontagne, Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; phone: 207-624-6822; email: nancy.a.lamontagne@maine.gov.

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Maryland

The process for school-based coordinators in Maryland public schools can be obtained by contacting the AP Coordinator for the local school system.

The process for private schools in Maryland can be obtained by contacting the state AP Coordinator by phone at 410-767-0769 or by email at mlinkins@msde.state.md.us.

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Massachusetts

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Massachusetts will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and non-public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12 per exam

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 per exam to the AP Program for each of the exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/ap/ 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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Michigan

The state of Michigan will pay $48 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. $41 per exam will come from federal funds, and $7 per exam will come from state funds.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $5

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $5 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • Do not send a copy of your invoice to the Michigan Department of Education. Make sure to keep one for your records and send the other copy to the AP Program.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $48 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Sam Sinicropi, Michigan Department of Education, 608 West Alleghan Street, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909; phone: 517-241-1162; sinicropis@michigan.gov.

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Minnesota

Minnesota offers fee reductions for AP Exam fees for two categories of public and non-public school students.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. For these students, Minnesota will reimburse $53 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are public and non-public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For Category 2 students, Minnesota will reimburse $40 per AP Exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 (fee-reduced, low-income) students: $0
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 (non-fee-reduced) students: $42 (or $51 if school does not forgo its rebate)

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • AP Coordinators at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a Category 1 student and $82 for each AP Exam taken by a Category 2 student.
  • The state of Minnesota will reimburse schools after schools have paid the AP Program directly and submitted a copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information about AP Exam funding in Minnesota, visit: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/ProDev/HighSch/APTraining/059405, or contact Jacqui McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113; phone: 651-582-8852; email: jacqui.mckenzie@state.mn.us.

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Mississippi

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Mississippi will use federal funds to pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information, contact Chauncey Spears, Mississippi Department of Education, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771; phone: 601-359-2586; email: crspears@mde.k12.ms.us.

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Missouri

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Missouri will use federal funds to pay $41 per AP Exam for public and non-public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • AP Coordinators must submit the DESE AP reimbursement application to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact David Welch at the Missouri Department of Education by phone 573-751-7754 or email at david.welch@dese.mo.gov.

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Montana

The state of Montana will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.

For more information, contact Michael Hall, Montana Office of Public Instruction, 1300 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Helena, MT 59620; phone: 406-444-4422; email: mhall@mt.gov.

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Nebraska

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public school students in the state of Nebraska.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

For more information about AP Exam funding in Nebraska, visit: http://nde.ne.gov/HAL/AdvancedPlacementForms.html, or contact Mary Duffy, Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509; phone: 402-471-0737; email: mary.duffy@nebraska.gov.

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Nevada

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Nevada will pay $41 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Homa Anooshehpoor, Nevada Department of Education, 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701; phone: 775-687-9164; homa@doe.nv.gov.

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New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire will pay $43 per AP Exam for NH resident public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $10

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $10 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $43 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Tim Eccleston, New Hampshire Department of Education, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3860; phone: 603-271-2298; email: timothy.ecclestonkrelihan@doe.nh.gov.

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New Jersey

Pending the availability of federal funding, the New Jersey Department of Education will pay $41 per AP Exam for eligible low-income students attending public and non-public schools, who are residents of New Jersey and qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

If a student qualifies, the $9 school processing fee is waived and a $29 per exam College Board fee reduction is provided.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a signed copy of their invoice to David McNair, New Jersey Department of Education via mail or email.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, please contact David McNair, New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, 100 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500; phone: 609-777-3578; email: apexams@doe.state.nj.us.

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New Mexico

Pending the availability of federal and state funding, the state of New Mexico will pay $50 per AP Exam for students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. $25 per exam will come from federal funds, and $25 per exam will come from state funds. This amount will be deducted from the total amount owed to AP.

Projected Cost to Economically Disadvantaged Students

Cost Per Exam $91
College Board Fee Waiver $29
School foregoes administration fee (suggested) $9
Exam Cost $53
State Fee Subsidy (dependent upon appropriation) $25
Federal Fee Subsidy (dependent on funding) $25
Projected Cost to Student* $3

*This amount subject to appropriations/funding, yet to be determined.

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students, and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $3 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the AP Program and the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $50 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Marvin Perea, New Mexico Highlands University, P.O. Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701; email: mperea@nmhu.edu; phone: 505 426-2270.

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New York

The state of New York will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and non-public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students, and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

NEW THIS YEAR:
Starting with the May 2015 AP exams, schools do NOT NEED to submit the “State Copy” of their College Board AP Exam Invoice, nor a signed roster of qualifying student names, to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) anymore. NYSED reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation to confirm that students are eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program or otherwise meet the federal guidelines for receiving AP Exam Fee Reductions. NYSED also reserves the right to restrict reimbursing schools that claim fee reductions for non-qualifying students. For more information about fee reductions offered by the State of New York, visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/gt/ap/.

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North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course who then take the respective AP Exam. Please note that NC DPI will not pay for AP Exams taken by private school students, homeschool students, or students who were not enrolled in the AP course.

Category 1 students are those students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For eligibility criteria, please visit Fee Reductions for AP Exams. For these students, the College Board will offer a fee reduction of $29 and the state of North Carolina will pay $53 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of North Carolina will pay $91 per AP Exam.

Final fee from schools for Category 1 students per AP Exam: $0

Final fee from schools for Category 2 students per AP Exam: $0

What the school must do:

After the exams:

  • The AP Coordinator at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on the registration AP Exam answer sheet for Category 1 students.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction. You must generate and submit your invoice by May 29, 2015.*
  • AP Coordinators will forgo collection of AP Exam fees for Category 1 and Category 2 students. The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' total AP Exam fees.

*At the completion of your AP Exam administration, AP Coordinators must generate and submit an invoice online, print a hard copy, and mail the completed invoice with payment to the AP Program in the envelope provided with their exam shipments by May 29, 2015. Even though the published deadline for AP Coordinators to submit invoices is June 15, 2015, North Carolina has an earlier deadline of May 29, 2015 that must be met.

If you fail to submit a copy of your invoice by May 29, 2015, your North Carolina state funding could be revoked and you could be billed for the full cost of the exams.

For more information, contact Sneha Shah Coltrane, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 6307 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6307; email: ap.ib@dpi.state.nc.us; phone: 919-807-3849.

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North Dakota

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public and private school students in North Dakota.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

    Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators in North Dakota must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

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Ohio

The state of Ohio will pay $53 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

    Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students who your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo the collection of AP Exam fees from qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Dwight Groce, Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front Street-MS 509, Columbus, OH 43215-4183; phone: 614-387-3200; email: dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov.

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Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma will use state funds to pay part of the AP Exam fees for two categories of public school students.

Category 1 students are students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oklahoma will pay $43 per AP Exam.

Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction, and who take more than one AP Exam in May 2015. For Category 2 students, the state of Oklahoma will use state funds to pay $25 for each AP Exam the student takes.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students: $10
  • Final fee per AP Exam for Category 2 students: $57 (or $66 if school does not forgo rebate)

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams

  • AP Coordinators at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • Also, when you generate your invoice online, make sure to download, complete, and mail the 2015 Supplemental Roster for Oklahoma Public School Students Taking Two or More AP Exams to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The Roster can be found here:
    http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/OKRoster%204-7%20Reader.pdf.
  • AP Coordinators must send $10 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by students in Category 1. For AP Exams taken by Category 2 students, AP Coordinators must send $57 to the AP Program for each AP Exam. The College Board will bill the state directly for its share of qualifying students' total AP Exam fees.

For more information, visit: http://www.ok.gov/sde/ap-exam-schedule-and-test-fee, or contact Lori Boyd, Director, Advanced Placement and AVID, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 3-15, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599; phone: 405-521-4288; email: lori.boyd@sde.ok.gov.

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Oregon

The state of Oregon will pay for AP Exams for the following:

  • *Category 1: Public school students or home school students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oregon will use a combination of federal and state funds to pay $53 per AP Exam; $20 per exam will come from federal funds, and $33 per exam will come from state funds. The school will give up their $9 rebate. These students will be responsible for paying $0.
  • Category 2: Public School students or home school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oregon will pay $33 per AP Exam; these students will be responsible for paying $58 per exam. The school will pay the College Board $49 after retaining the $9 rebate per exam.
  • *Category 3 Private School students who qualify for the $29 per exam fee reduction. For these students, the state of Oregon will use $20 per exam from federal funds. The school will give up their $9 rebate. These students will be responsible for paying $33 per exam.
  • *Category 4 Private School students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. These students will be responsible for paying $91 per exam. The school will pay the College Board $82 after retaining the $9 rebate per exam.

*The state of Oregon cannot use state funds to pay for private school student fees.

What the school must do:

After the exams:

  • AP Coordinators at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 and Category 3 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state and the AP Program.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for:
    • $53 per exam for Category 1 students
    • $33 per exam for Category 2 students
    • $20 per exam for Category 3 students

For more information, contact Andrea Morgan, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97310-0203; phone: 503-947-5772; email: andrea.morgan@state.or.us.

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Pennsylvania

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Pennsylvania will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Ken Krawchuk, Education Administration Associate, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126; Phone: 717-787-7135; Fax: 717-787-8634; email: kkrawchuk@pa.gov.

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Rhode Island

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Rhode Island will pay $41 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Jennifer Solek, Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum, 255 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903; phone: 401-222-8406; fax: 401-222-3605; email: jennifer.solek@ride.ri.gov.

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South Carolina

The state of South Carolina will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course who then take the respective AP Exam. Category 1 students are students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay $53 per AP Exam. Category 2 students are those public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For these students, the state of South Carolina will pay $82 per AP Exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 1 students: $0
  • Final AP Exam fee for Category 2 students: $0 (or $9 if school does not forgo its rebate)

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • AP Coordinators at each school must fill in the "Option 1" circle on Category 1 students' AP Exam answer sheets, and the "Option 2" circle on Category 2 students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for each category of fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo collection of AP Exam fees for Category 1 and Category 2 students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state and the AP Program. Invoices to the state can be mailed (address is on the top of the invoice) or faxed to 803-734-6142. Upon receipt of the invoice, the College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' total AP Exam fees.

For more information, contact Lamont Moore, South Carolina Department of Education, Rutledge Building, Room 611-A, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201; phone: 813-734-8335; email: lmoore@ed.sc.gov.

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South Dakota

The state of South Dakota will pay $53 per AP Exam for public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. $41 per exam will come from federal funds, and $12 per exam will come from state funds.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo the collection of AP Exam fees from qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Sam Shaw, Division of Learning and Instruction (DLI), South Dakota Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291; phone: 605-773-5229; email: sam.shaw@state.sd.us.

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Tennessee

The state of Tennessee will use funds from a federal grant to cover $41 per AP Exam for low-income students who qualify for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

Please note that the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has a direct-bill process for low-income students’ AP Exam fees. This means that schools will not need to pay $53 per exam for low-income students up front. Instead, schools will only pay the College Board $12 for each low-income student exam, and the College Board will invoice the TDOE directly for the remaining $41 per exam.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams:

  • On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.
  • Be sure to follow the Tennessee Department of Education’s reporting procedures and submit all required documents, outlined in the 2015 AP Test Fee Program Procedures and Instructions document. These steps are necessary for the $41 federal grant amount to be billed directly to the Tennessee Department of Education.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must follow the Tennessee Department of Education’s reporting procedures and submit all required documents to the state. 
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information about AP Exam funding available in Tennessee, contact Emily Carter, Executive Director of Postsecondary Coordination and Alignment, Tennessee Department of Education, 710 James Robertson Parkway, 11th Floor Andrew Johnson Towers, Nashville, TN 37243; phone: 615-532-2841; email: emily.carter@tn.gov.

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Texas

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will use state funds to pay $30 per AP Exam taken by public school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction. Please note that to be eligible for the TEA subsidy, students must (1) have taken an authorized AP course or be recommended by their principals to take the exam and (2) demonstrate financial need.

In addition, pending the availability of federal funding through a U.S. Department of Education grant, TEA will pay an additional $16 for each exam taken by a student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction.

This combination of federal, College Board, and TEA subsidies results in a fee of $7 per exam for low-income public-school students in Texas.

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams that they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $7 per exam to the AP Program for exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to TEA.
  • The College Board will bill TEA directly for $46 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, please contact Monica Brewer, Statewide Coordinator, Gifted and Talented Education, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 79701-1494; phone: 512-463-9581; fax: 512-463-8057; email: monica.brewer@tea.state.tx.us.

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Utah

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public and private school students in Utah.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

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Vermont

The state of Vermont will use federal and state funds to pay $53 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $0

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators will forgo collection of AP Exam fees from qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit the state copy of the College Board invoice for your school’s exams to: Andrew Hudacs, AP Project Director, Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Barre, VT 05641, or fax this copy to (802) 479-1829. This is needed to verify invoices from College Board to the state, so absence of this form may jeopardize your access to these funds.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, contact Andrew Hudacs, Vermont Department of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Barre, VT 05641; phone: (802) 479 -1366; email: andrew.hudacs@state.vt.us.

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Virginia

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Virginia will reimburse public and private schools $41 per AP Exam for students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students after reimbursement: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 per exam to the AP Program for AP Exams taken by qualifying students.
  • Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of Virginia will reimburse public and private schools $41 per AP Exam for qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the school division’s central office contact person.

For more information, contact Cheryl Strobel, Associate Director of Early Childhood Education, Virginia Department of Education, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219; phone: 804-371-7578; fax: 804-786-1597; email: cheryl.strobel@doe.virginia.gov.

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Washington

The state of Washington will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the College Board $29 per exam fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators in Washington must send $12 to the AP Program for each exam taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state.
  • The College Board will bill the state directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information, visit www.k12.wa.us/advancedplacement or contact Barbara Dittrich at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Old Capitol Building, P. O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200; phone: 360-725-6097; email: barbara.dittrich@k12.wa.us.

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West Virginia

Pending the availability of federal funding, the state of West Virginia will pay $41 per AP Exam for public and private school students qualifying for the $29 per exam College Board fee reduction.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students: $12

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators in West Virginia must send $12 per exam to the AP Program for each of the exams taken by qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must send AP fee waiver student paperwork to the West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) for qualifying students.
  • AP Coordinators must submit a copy of his/her invoice to WVCPD.
  • The College Board will bill WVCPD directly for $41 per exam per qualifying student.

For more information about AP Exam fee funding available in West Virginia, visit the West Virginia Center for Professional Development's website at www.wvcpd.org or contact Karen Linville, West Virginia Center for Professional Development, 208 Hale Street, Charleston, WV 25301; phone: 800-982-7348; email: karen.r.linville@wv.gov.

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Wisconsin

AP Exam Fees for Low-Income Students

Wisconsin public school districts are responsible by law to pay AP Exam fees for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. This requirement is found in Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22). The full text follows:

Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22) Advanced Placement Examinations. Using federal, state, local, or private funds, pay the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by pupils enrolled in the school district who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758.

What the school must do:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • The fee for each AP Exam is $91. The school normally retains $9 of that fee as a rebate to help with administrative costs. However, for low-income students, schools are encouraged to waive the $9 rebate, bringing the AP Exam fee to $82 per exam.
  • The College Board provides a $29 fee reduction for students in Wisconsin who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, bringing the AP Exam fee to $53 per exam.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • Wisconsin students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch pay $0.

For additional information, please contact Chrys Mursky, Consultant Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; email: chrystyna.mursky@dpi.wi.gov; phone: 608-267-9273.

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Wyoming

The College Board will provide a $29 per exam fee reduction for qualifying public and private school students in Wyoming.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam they take this year: $53

What the school must do:

Before the exams: On the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students and the total number of exams they will take.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the fee reduction.
  • AP Coordinators must send $53 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by a student qualifying for the College Board fee reduction.

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