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Changes to AP Exam Fee Subsidies for Low Income Students

For the past few decades, federal funding subsidized the cost of Advanced Placement exams for low-income students.  The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may change the amount of the funding available and the distribution process. ESSA reauthorizes the 50 year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and aggregates various federal programs under one umbrella.  The “Advanced […]

College Board Increases 2017 AP Exam Fee

The suggested fee for the 2017 AP Exams is increasing  $93.00, a $1.00 increase from the 2016 exam fees..   This was “announced” in the AP coordinator pre-conference work shops the AP Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.  The exam fee for Capstone (Seminar and Research) are increasing $2.00 to $141.00.  The announcement form the workshop […]

College Board Increases 2016 AP Exam Fee

The 2016 “suggested” (some schools charge more to cover costs) AP Exam Fee will be $92.00, a $1.00 increase from the 2015 AP Exam Fee.  The fee increase was disclosed to attendees at the AP coordinator pre-conference workshops, where they were provided resources, one of which was the fee schedule pictured below: In 2015, the fee […]

2015 AP Exam Fee Increase

The “suggested “AP Exam fee for 2015 is increasing $2.00 to $91.00 (up from $89.00 in 2014).  The good news is that schools will not retain $9.00 of the fee, a $1.00 increase from the $8.00 of the past several years.  We encourage schools to plan accordingly when setting their exam fees and communicating to […]

Paying for the AP Exams, Who Should Carry the Burden?

At approximately $86.00 per exam (fees vary by state, district and school),  the AP exams are not cheap and with some students taking several exams the bill for the exams quickly adds up.  States and school’s handle these fees in various ways, with most requiring the student to pay a large portion if not all […]