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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Reimbursement Program removes the financial barriers that prevent many low-income students in comprehensive high schools from taking the AP course test. Funding supports the payment of AP test fees for eligible students. Note that the request for applications has important information and forms, but the online application will not be available until May 1, 2008.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Low-income students who are enrolled in an AP class and plan to take the end-of-course AP exam are eligible to participate in the program. Upon teacher recommendation, a low-income student who has previously taken an AP class but not the exam may also be eligible to participate.
Other Eligibility Considerations Local educational agencies (LEAs) and individual schools must document the income eligibility of students participating in the program and maintain documentation of need at the school or LEA site for five years.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 52240 - 52244; Budget Items 6110-240-0001(2) and 6110-240-0890
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8290
Total Available $4,901,146
Recipient Amount See Allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Local education agencies (LEA) will be reimbursed $48 for each exam for students whose family income does not exceed 150 percent of the poverty income level. LEAs will be reimbursed $70 for each exam for a student whose family income exceed 150 percent, but does not exceed 200 percent of the poverty income level.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 1, 2008
Due Date June 15, 2008
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application FA: Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement []
Background Advanced Placement []
Fiscal Advanced Placement []
Funding ResultsRes-07: Advanced Placement []
Other For additional funding opportunities related to International Baccalaureate Schools please see:


Program Marjorie McConnell, 916-323-5830
Fiscal Unavailable
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: February 23, 2011

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