Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Low-Income Students Receive AP Test Fee Reduction

From OSPI:
OLYMPIA — April 13, 2016 — Funds are now available for low-income students who are eligible for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Capstone program exams, the US Department of Education announced yesterday.

Qualified low-income students will now pay $15 per exam. This is a $3 increase from last year’s reduced rate of $12 per exam.

There is no limit to the number of exams a student may take.

For more information on the program, as well how students qualify for the fee reduction, please visit Advanced Placement.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

These tests should be FREE for low income students. Not $15 per test.

Parent

Melissa Westbrook said...

I agree, Parent. If the feds are reducing the cost to $15, couldn't the state or the district cover that for low-income students?

Jet City mom said...

Honestly, low income is a pretty low bar.
My kid took AP courses, didnt qualify for fee waiver, but the cost for the required test was onerous and kept her from taking more classes.
Some PTAs cover fees, others don't and some do, but don't advertise it.