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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

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

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/aptfr08result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Marjorie McConnell
Phone : 916-323-5830
E-mail : mmcconne@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Maria Romo
Phone : 916-324-5634
E-mail : mromo@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-323-6398
Fax : 916-323-2817

Last Modified: July 1, 2009

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