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Advanced Placement Fee Waivers

New York State Funding for Eligible Students’ 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam, the state of New York will pay an additional:

  • $48 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $96 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $5.

Process for School Districts

Each school or district's AP coordinator will take the following steps:

Before the exams:

  • Determine the total number of students in your school(s) eligible for fee reductions for low-income students.
  • Determine the total number of exams eligible students will take.
  • Enter these numbers on the AP Exam Ordering website while ordering exams.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the total number of exams taken by qualifying low-income students.
  • Send $5 to the AP Program for each AP Exam taken by qualifying low-income students. 
    • This fee also applies to AP Seminar and AP Research Exams.
  • Schools no longer need to submit a copy of their College Board AP Exam Invoice, nor a signed roster of qualifying student names, to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

The College Board will bill the state directly ($96 per AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, $48 per all other AP Exams).

Additional questions can be directed to emscurric@nysed.gov or (518) 474-5922.