Advanced Placement (AP) Fee Reduction Program
Making advanced courses accessible to every student
seeking more rigorous courses
The Advanced Placement courses provide rigorous course work to prepare students for higher education or to simply challenge their knowledge. These classes can be used for college credit or advanced placement in a program. This program allows students with financial need to take the exams at a reduced cost.
UPDATE: The AP Fee Reduction Program Federal Application was released to the States on April 2, 2013. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development will be submitting an application by the due date of June 3, 2013. The U.S. Department of Education states, “Based on the anticipated number of applications and other available information, the Department expects . . .to pay all but $10 of the cost of each advanced placement exam taken by low-income students.”
Each School District will need to determine how the $10 exam fee will be covered.
How it Works
A school counselor or other school personnel decide if the student is within the financial guidelines. For 2013, the cost for each exam is $89. The College Board provides a $26 fee reduction and each school is expected to forego the $8 administration fee. A student contribution or $10 will not be required. Pending federal funding, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development will pay up to $45 per exam.
For more information on the Advanced Placement Fee Reduction Program, the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant Program, or other AP questions, contact your state AP Administrator, Shari Paul.
For more information, please visit College Board’s website at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/coordinate/fee-assistance.
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Advanced Placement Program
ATTN: Shari Paul, Program Coordinator
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Telephone: (907) 465-6535