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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

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/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.


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


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-240-0001(2)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8290
Total Available $1,426,000
Recipient Amount Up to $51 per exam
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula For fiscal year 2010-11, these funds are now flexible. From fiscal years 2008-09 through 2012-13, funding for the flexible programs will be based on base year 2007-08 or 2008-09 funding levels as specified in Education Code Section 42605. In the current state fiscal year, each LEA will receive the same percentage of the available funding as it received in the base year.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 1, 2010
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date November 1, 2010

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Advanced Placement []
Fiscal Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts []
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.


Program Marjorie McConnell, 916-323-5830,
Fiscal Maria Romo, 916-324-5634,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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