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Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement

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

Funding Description

The Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Test Fee Reimbursement Program removes the financial barriers that prevent many low-income students in high schools from taking the AP and IB course tests. Funding supports the payment of AP and IB test fees for income-eligible students.


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/IB class but not the exam may also be eligible to participate.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEAs 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


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-240-0890
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8290
Total Available $10,736,965
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Local educational agencies (LEAs) will be reimbursed up to $35 dollars for each AP exam and $92 dollars for each IB exam, for students whose family income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 10, 2014
Due Date June 30, 2015
Expected Notification Date November 30, 2015

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Advanced Placement []
Fiscal Advanced Placement []
Other Carryover in the amount of $611,137 for the 2013-14 fiscal year, will be used for reimbursement of the 2014 Advanced Placement / International Baccaluareate exams. The remaining reimbursement balance of the 2014 exams will be paid with 2014 funds for the 2014 testing cycle. The payment schedule will list only local educational agencies which will be reimbursed for 2014 exams with the fiscal year 2013 carryover funds.


Program Dianna Gutierrez, 916-445-7755,
Fiscal Nicole Pineda, 916-323-5144,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: December 3, 2014
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