AP Test Fee Waiver

The Arizona Department of Education recently received federal grant funds to provide partial Advanced Placement (AP) exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, and Cambridge International (CIE) A and/or AS exam fee waivers for AP, IB, and CIE students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program who took exams during the 2014-2015 exam cycle. Due to delays by USED in releasing these funds (generally early Spring), this notice is being sent at this time.

Additionally, due to a decrease in the amount of federal funds available through this program, there will need to be a local contribution (which could be covered by the district, school, community, parent or student) of $12 provided towards the final cost for each exam taken by an eligible student.

Please email your signed AP Assurance Form to APWaivers@azed.gov, or fax your signed form to (602) 364-0902.

FY15 AP Test Fee Assurance Form for AP, IB and Cambridge International Exams
fillable form – due October 16th, 2015

AP Exam Cost Breakdown
2014-2015 Arizona AP Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

AP Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2014 – 2015 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$91
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $41
College Board Fee Reduction $29
Waived Administration Fee $9
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $12

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Cost Breakdown
2014-2015 Arizona IB Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

AP Test Fee program funds may not be used to pay advanced placement test candidate registration fees on behalf of low-income students. Therefore, the candidate registration fees charged by the International Baccalaureate Organization are not allowable costs under this program for FY 2015. This is a continuing federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2014-2015.

IB Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2014 – 2015 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$110
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $98
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $12

 
Cambridge International A & AS Exam Cost Breakdown
2014-2015 Arizona Cambridge A and AS Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

AP Test Fee program funds may not be used to pay advanced placement test candidate registration fees on behalf of low-income students. Therefore, the candidate registration fees charged by the Cambridge International Examinations are not allowable costs under this program for FY 2015. This is a continuing federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2014-2015.

Cambridge A Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2014 – 2015 School Year

Total Cost Per A Level Exam

$119.30

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$107.30

Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student)

$12

 

Cambridge AS Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2014 – 2015 School Year

Total Cost Per AS Level Exam

$78.20

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$66.20

Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student)

$12

Prior Years AP Test Fee Waiver Program Notices
School Year 2013-2014
School Year 2012-2013

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive a first-alert notification of AP updates, please send your name, email, and school/district (if applicable) to APWaivers@azed.gov.

Updated 9/8/2015