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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/apfee07rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/apfees07result.asp
Other For additional funding opportunities related to International Baccalaureate Schools please see: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/ibgen.asp

Contacts

Program Marjorie McConnell
Phone : 916-323-5830
E-mail : mmcconne@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Unavailable
Phone :
E-mail :
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-323-6398
Fax : 916-323-2817

Last Modified: February 23, 2011

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