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Advanced Placement Test Fee Reimbursement

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 6110-240-0001(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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fr/eb/yr09budgetacts.asp
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 : mmconne@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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