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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

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


Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

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. The request for applications has important information and forms, but the online application will not be available until May 1, 2009.

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 Budget Items 6110-240-0001(2) and 6110-240-0890
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8290
Total Available $3,507,966
Recipient Amount See Allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula LEAs will be reimbursed $51 for each AP exam for students whose family income does not exceed 185 percent of the poverty income level.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 17, 2008
Due Date June 15, 2009
Expected Notification Date November 3, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Advanced Placement [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsAPTFR Results [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/aptfr08result.asp]
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Marjorie McConnell, 916-323-5830, mmcconne@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Maria Romo, 916-324-5634, mromo@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: July 1, 2009

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