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Federal and State Funding for AP Exams

Many states use federal and state funding to further reduce the exam fee for students who are eligible for a College Board fee reduction. For reference, you can view the 2019 exam fee assistance policies for each state. State policies for 2020 will be posted as soon as each state’s funding plan is finalized.

View 2020 AP Exam Fee Assistance Policies by State

For eligibility criteria and procedures, including criteria for schools and districts participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

For more information on the federal funding options available for states and districts, visit Changes to AP Federal Funding Under ESSA.

New! Students and parents may be concerned about ordering AP Exams if their state’s 2020 funding plan hasn’t been finalized by the time students need to register for AP Exams. Although College Board and states are working together to provide information about 2020 subsidies in advance of the November 15 final order deadline whenever possible, in some cases, states won’t be able to finalize their subsidies until later in the school year. If this is the case in your state, you may refer students and parents to your state’s 2019 funding policy for reference. However, please note that your state’s 2019 funding policy does not guarantee that the same state funding will be available again for 2020.

The AP Program will post state subsidy information below as soon as each state finalizes their 2020 funding plan.

If Your State Eliminates its Subsidy

If your state provided a subsidy for AP Exams in 2019, and the subsidy is eliminated for 2020 by the time your school’s 2020 AP Exam invoice is generated, the AP Program will waive any unused/canceled exam fees incurred for students eligible for a College Board fee reduction who decide not to test. Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering for the $40 per exam unused/canceled exam fee to be waived.

If an exam has been ordered for a student who is eligible for the College Board AP Exam fee reduction and the student decides to take the exam even if a state subsidy isn’t announced, the school invoice would still reflect the College Board fee reduction.

Cases in Which Cancellation Fees Will Not be Waived

Exams won’t be eligible for a waiver of the unused/canceled exam fee in:

  • States that didn’t provide a subsidy in 2019.
  • States where alternative types of funding that could be used for AP Exams were available in 2019, but the state did not provide a dedicated subsidy per exam.
  • States that provided a subsidy in 2019 and provide one again in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions if Your State Eliminates its Subsidy

AP State Subsidies for 2020

The state of Alaska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Alaska. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

For more information, contact Deb Riddle, Division Operations Manager for Student Learning, CTE Standards and Support, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811; phone: 907-465-2892; email: deborah.riddle@alaska.gov

The state of Arkansas will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students enrolled in an AP course taking the respective AP Exam: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students.

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For fee-reduced students in public schools, the state of Arkansas 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 fee-reduced students is $0.

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For standard-fee students in public schools, the state of Arkansas 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 standard-fee students is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect the appropriate fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction. The AP coordinator should leave the AP Fee Status as the default “Standard” for students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees in each category. 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 College Board, send payment to College Board.
  • Any payment owed to College Board is due by June 15, 2020.
  • You must provide a copy of your school’s invoice to the Arkansas Department of Education by June 15, 2020. Send a copy of your school’s invoice to Krystal Nail, Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education by email at Nail@arkansas.gov or mail to Krystal Nail, Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Slot 28, Little Rock, AR 72201. Even if your invoice shows a zero balance, you must submit a copy of your invoice to the Arkansas Department of Education in order to have your state funding properly credited. 

For more information, contact Krystal Nail, Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Learning Services, Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, Four Capitol Mall, Slot 28, Little Rock, AR 72201; phone: 501-682-4224; email: Krystal.Nail@arkansas.gov

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Connecticut will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.
  • Districts implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) should not report all students as being from low-income families. All schools should use district data for free- or reduced-price meal eligibility in PSIS to determine if a student should be indicated as “low-income” on the AP invoice. Remember, student information in PSIS is about eligibility for free or reduced lunch and not participation.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Note that any exams canceled after November 15, or ordered exams that are not taken, will not receive the state funding, and the school will incur a $40 unused/canceled exam fee, including for fee-reduced students. This fee doesn’t apply to exams originally ordered for students who transfer out of the school.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • AP coordinators do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to the state, so please do not send a copy of your invoice to the state.

For assistance with your AP invoice, please contact AP Services by phone at 877-274-6474 or by email at apexams@info.collegeboard.org. For specific questions about the state funding available, please contact Michelle Rosado, Connecticut State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Avenue, Suite 500, Hartford, CT 06103; phone: 860-713-6748; email: michelle.rosado@ct.gov

For public and private school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Delaware will pay:

  • $40 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.
  • $88 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam.

Districts are responsible for paying $8* per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students.

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for qualifying low-income students is $5*.

*Please note that schools must send $13 to College Board for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students. $8 per exam is to come from the district, and $5 per exam is to come from the student.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $13 to College Board for each AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by qualifying low-income students. $8 per exam is to come from the district, and $5 per exam is to come from the student.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the Delaware Department of Education. Email a copy of your school’s invoice to Nick Buono at buono@doe.k12.de.us by June 15, 2020.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for $40 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $88 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.

For more information, contact Nick Buono, College Success Program Administrator, Delaware Higher Education Office, Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; phone: 302-735-4193; email: nicholas.buono@doe.k12.de.us

For public and charter school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • College Board bill OSSE directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • For public schools in DC Public Schools (not including charter schools), College Board will bill the district for all standard-fee exams and additional fees, such as cancellation/unused exam fees, late-testing fees, etc. Public schools in DC Public Schools (not including charter schools) should not send any payment to College Board, as all fees will be paid for by the district office.
  • For charter schools, payment for standard-fee AP Exams and any additional fees incurred is due to College Board by the postmark deadline of June 15, 2020.
  • Private schools in the District of Columbia must submit payment to College Board for all AP Exam fees by the postmark deadline of June 15, 2020. 

For questions related to AP Exam funding for DC Public Schools, contact Rohan Dharan, Manager, Secondary Advanced and Enriched Instruction, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Email: rohan.dharan@k12.dc.gov

For questions regarding the AP Exam funding OSSE provides, contact Nicoisa Jones, Program Manager, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Email: nicoisa.jones@dc.gov

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 Florida. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board for qualifying low-income students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53*
  • Final AP Exam fee to be paid to College Board for qualifying low-income students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101*

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

*The State of Florida provides state funds to school districts to cover the cost of all public school students' AP Exam fees through the Florida Education Finance Program (Section 1011.62(1), paragraphs (a) and (n), Florida Statutes). Public school AP students are exempt from the payment of any fees for the administration of AP Exams (Section 1007.27(6), Florida Statutes). Each public school pays College Board for AP Exam fees using these funds. Questions regarding Florida state funding for AP should be directed to your school district's finance officer or AP contact person.

The state of Hawaii will pay for AP Exams for two categories of public school students: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students.

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For fee-reduced students in public schools, the state of Hawaii will pay:

  • $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $48 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $12
  • Final AP Exam fee for fee-reduced students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $53

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For standard-fee, public school students who attend Title 1 or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, the state of Hawaii will pay:

  • $41 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $48 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $44 (or $53 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $85 (or $94 if your school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect the appropriate fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction. The AP coordinator should leave the AP Fee Status as the default “Standard” for students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for its share of the AP Exam fees in each category.
  • AP coordinators must submit a copy of their invoice to the state. Email a PDF copy of your school’s invoice to Anna Viggiano at anna.viggiano@k12.hi.us by June 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Anna Viggiano, Educational Specialist for the Gifted and Talented Program, Hawaii Department of Education, 475 22nd Ave., Room 202, Honolulu, HI 96816; phone: 808-305-9771; email: anna.viggiano@k12.hi.us

The state of Indiana covers the cost of AP Exams for two categories of students at accredited public and non-public schools: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students.

Fee-reduced students are students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions. For fee-reduced students in accredited public and non-public schools enrolled in the corresponding AP course, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) will pay:

  • $53 per AP Exam in any subject (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 fee-reduced students is $0.

Standard-fee students are students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For English, STEM and Capstone AP Exams taken by standard-fee 9th-12th grade Indiana students in accredited public and non-public schools enrolled in the corresponding course, IDOE 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 these AP Exams (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) is $0.

The English, STEM, and Capstone AP Exams included in this category are as follows:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • 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
  • AP Research
  • AP Seminar

Students in both categories must complete the respective AP course, approved by the AP Course Audit, to be eligible for fee assistance.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect the appropriate fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction. The AP coordinator should leave the AP Fee Status as the default “Standard” for students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • Please note that all students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction, including fee-reduced students taking English, STEM, and Capstone Exams, should be indicated as “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • College Board will bill IDOE directly for its share of the qualifying students' AP Exam fees as follows:
    • $53 per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for fee-reduced students
    • $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for fee-reduced students
    • $85 per exam for English and STEM Exams taken by standard-fee students
    • $133 per exam for AP Seminar and AP Research Exams taken by standard-fee students
  • The AP coordinator must submit a copy of your school’s invoice to IDOE to be used for documentation of all exams paid for with funds administered by the state. Email a PDF copy of your school’s invoice to INassessments@doe.in.govby June 15, 2020.

For more information, contact the Indiana Department of Education, 115 West Washington Street, South Tower, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204; phone: 317-232-9050; email: INassessments@doe.in.gov

In Iowa, fiscal decisions including funding for AP Exams using ESSA's Title IV, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants will be determined at the local level. 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.

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 Iowa. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

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.

The state of Kansas does not provide direct funding for students' AP Exams. Districts may choose to use Title IV-A funds to enable qualifying students to take AP, but that is a local decision. Parents and students are encouraged to contact their school counselor or the district office to see if funds are set aside for this purpose. 

The College Board ESSA website provides some information and specific steps you can take to determine how your district/school may support qualifying students.

College Board provides a fee reduction of $32 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying students in Kansas. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $53
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Kentucky 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 qualifying low-income students is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • AP coordinators do not need to submit a copy of their invoice to the state, so please do not send a copy of your invoice to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).
  • In the event that the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) should ever need to verify the validity of a school’s request for fee reductions, all schools receiving AP Exam fee funding from the KDE must keep a list of students receiving the fee reductions, including which exams students have taken, on file at their school.

For more information, visit: https://education.ky.gov/educational/AL/ap/Pages/default.aspx, or contact Teri Mason, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601; phone: 502-564-1979 ext. 4344; email: teri.mason@education.ky.gov

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Federal AP Test Fee Grant Program was not renewed, which means that districts and schools need to offset the prior federal exam subsidy. By subsidizing 2020 AP Exam fees for eligible students, schools and districts will ensure that all students have access to earn postsecondary credit at minimal cost. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Louisiana. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For more information, visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/advanced-placement or contact Raphael Curtis, Louisiana Department of Education, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064; phone: 225-219-4533; email: CollegeReadiness@LA.Gov

The state of Maine will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Maine. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Maryland will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Maryland. 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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Mississippi will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Mississippi. 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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Missouri will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Missouri. 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 each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Montana will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Montana. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Nebraska will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Nebraska. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of Ohio will pay:

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

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student, and $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • AP coordinators no longer need to send a copy of their invoice to the Ohio Department of Education.

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

The state of Oklahoma will pay part of the AP Exam fees for two categories of public school students: fee-reduced students and standard-fee students who take 2 or more AP Exams in May 2020.

Fee-reduced 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. For these students, the state of Oklahoma will pay:

  • $43 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $91 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for fee-reduced students is $10.

Standard-fee students are public school students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction. For standard-fee students who take 2 or more AP Exams this year, the state of Oklahoma will pay $25 for each AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) that the student takes.

  • Final fee per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for standard-fee students who take 2 or more exams: $60 (or $69 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)
  • Final fee per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam for standard-fee students who take 2 or more exams: $108 (or $117 if school does not forgo the $9 rebate)

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for the College Board fee reduction. The AP coordinator should leave the AP Fee Status as the default “Standard” for students who do not qualify for the College Board fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $10 to College Board for each AP Exam taken by fee-reduced students.
  • For AP Exams taken by standard-fee students who took 2 or more AP Exams, send $60 to College Board for each exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams).
  • For AP Seminar and AP Research Exams taken by students who took 2 or more exams, send $108 to College Board for each exam.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • College Board will bill the state directly for its share of fee-reduced students' and standard-fee students’ AP Exam fees.

For more information, visit: http://www.ok.gov/sde/ap-exam-schedule-and-test-fee, or contact Robbyn Glinsmann, M. Ed, Director of Gifted and Talented & AP, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 315, Oklahoma City, OK 73105; phone: 405-521-3522; email: Robbyn.Glinsmann@sde.ok.gov

The state of Rhode Island will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Rhode Island. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of South Dakota will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 South Dakota. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will pay $30 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $23
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying students for each AP Seminar and AP Research Exam: $71

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $23 to College Board for each AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, taken by fee-reduced students.
  • Send $71 to College Board for each AP Seminar Exam and each AP Research Exam taken by fee-reduced students.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for any payment owed to College Board.
  • College Board will bill TEA directly for $30 per AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) per fee-reduced student.
  • Do not submit a copy of your school's invoice to the TEA. TEA no longer requires a copy.

For more information, visit https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/texas-advanced-placementinternational or please contact Kay Humes, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701; email: advancedacademics@tea.texas.gov

The state of Vermont will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Vermont. 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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

The state of Virginia will not provide funding for low-income students’ 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Virginia. 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

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

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

The West Virginia Department of Education is utilizing state funds to provide funding for May 2020 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in West Virginia. However, West Virginia is not participating in the College Board state direct-billing program this year. What this means is that unlike previous years, schools will need to pay 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

Schools are eligible to receive an allocation from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to help pay a portion of the low-income students' AP Exam fees. The state of West Virginia has appropriated funding that is expected to contribute the following amounts per exam for public and non-public school low-income students:

  • $48 AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $96 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

Grants from the WVDE will be sent to each county, and the fee waiver funding will then be sent to each school so that schools may send payments directly to College Board. After the state funding is distributed to schools, the expectation is that the cost per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $5.

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.
  • Indicate to the West Virginia Department of Education the number of AP exam waivers needed by using the following link: WV AP Test Fee Waiver

WV Fee Waiver Deadlines:

    • Deadline for initial submission: December 6, 2019
    • Deadlines for adjustments due to second semester only courses: April 24, 2020

Please note that fee waivers will not cover late fees.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board. 

For more information about AP Exam fee funding available in West Virginia, contact Karen Linville, Program Lead for Advanced Placement, Office of Middle and Secondary Learning, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6, Charleston, WV 25305-0330; phone: 304-558-5325; email: karen.linville@k12.wv.us

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 lunches. This requirement is found in Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12 - School Board Duties. The text related to AP Exam fees is as 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 satisfy the income eligibility criteria for free or reduced-price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • Wisconsin students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches pay $0.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For additional information, please contact Mark Schwingle, Consultant Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; email: mark.schwingle@dpi.wi.gov; phone: 608-267-9273.

The state of Wyoming will not provide funding for low-income students' 2020 AP Exams. Please visit the College Board 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.

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 Wyoming. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • Payment is due to College Board by June 15, 2020.

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 schools in the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths. 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 Exam and each AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Your school's AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $53 to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

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 schools outside the U.S.

The fee reduction is available for any student who is a member of a family whose taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 185% of the poverty level as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To determine if your students meet these guidelines, refer to the “Annual Family Income for 48 Contiguous States, District of Columbia, Guam, and Territories” column in the table that lists annual family incomes by family size, at 185 percent of the poverty level, within the AP Exam fee reduction eligibility criteria, and convert American dollars into your country's currency.

  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each fee-reduced AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams): $83 ($53 for schools in Canada)
  • Final AP Exam fee for qualifying low-income students for each fee-reduced AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam: $101

What Schools Must Do

Student eligibility for fee reductions is determined by your school’s AP coordinator, who must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • Indicate each student’s fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering. This replaces bubbling in students’ fee reduction status on their answer sheets.
  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate “Reduced” in the AP Fee Status column of the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering for each student who qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • It’s recommended that the AP coordinator indicate the fee reduction status for AP students taking exams before submitting their school’s AP Exam order, so they know as early in the school year as possible the fees that need to be collected from AP students. However, if the AP coordinator needs more time to verify this information, the deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering is April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Students’ fee reduction status must be accurately indicated in AP Registration and Ordering to ensure accuracy of the final invoice.

After the exams:

  • AP coordinators no longer need to generate the final invoice. The invoice is directly generated by AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to the AP coordinator after the late-testing administration ends.
  • Send $83 ($53 for schools in Canada) to College Board 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.
  • June 15, 2020 is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

Note that College Board may audit fee reductions claimed at any time. AP coordinators should be able to produce documentation verifying fee reduction claims upon request.