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Advanced Placement Test Fee Program

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


Funding Description

The Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee 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, 2012.

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 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8290
Total Available $1,426,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 10, 2012
Due Date June 29, 2012
Expected Notification Date November 1, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Advanced Placement [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp]
Fiscal Res-11: Advanced Placement [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/aptfr11result.asp]
Other In the past, the AP Test Fee 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 College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs Office, 916-323-6398, apibtestfee@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs Office, 916-323-6398, apibtestfee@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: May 15, 2013

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