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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/IB course tests. 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 June 1, 2011.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Low-income students who are enrolled in an AP/IB class and plan to take the end-of-course AP/IB exams are eligible to participate in the program. Upon teacher recommendation, a low-income student who has previously taken an AP/IB 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 seven years.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-240-0890
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8290
Total Available $4,377,999
Recipient
Amount
Varies
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula LEAs will be reimbursed up to $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
June 1, 2011
Due Date June 15, 2011
Expected
Notification Date
December 1, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Other In the past, the AP Test Fee Reimbursement Program has been funded with state and federal funds. As of May 2009, the CDE will use only federal funds to reimburse LEAs.

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: May 10, 2011

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