What is the AP exam fee reduction?
AP Exam fee reductions are available to students who meet certain financial need criteria. The College Board offers a $36 fee reduction per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students.
Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students, resulting in a cost of $53 per exam (for international: $83 per exam; for AP Seminar or AP Research Exams: $101).
Who is eligible for AP Exam fee reductions?
Students can apply for AP Exam fee reductions through their school counselor.
To be eligible for an AP Exam fee reduction, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in a public high school in the United States or Canada
- Have a family income that falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service
- Be taking at least one AP Exam
Students who meet these criteria can apply for an AP Exam fee reduction through their school AP coordinator. The deadline to apply is typically in the spring, so it is important to check with your school AP coordinator for the exact deadline.
AP Exam fee reductions are an important way to make AP Exams more accessible to all students, regardless of their financial situation.
Students who are eligible for a fee reduction should be encouraged to take AP Exams, as they can offer many benefits, including the opportunity to earn college credit and placement.