2014 Spring Advanced Placement, IB, and CIE A & AS Test Fee Waiver

The Arizona Department of Education is receiving 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. 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 $18 provided towards the final cost for each exam taken by an eligible student.

FY14 AP Test Fee Assurance Form for AP, IB and Cambridge International Exams
fillable form – due May 8, 2014

AP Exam Cost Breakdown

2013-2014 Arizona AP Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

AP Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2013 – 2014 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$89
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $37
College Board Fee Reduction $26
Waived Administration Fee $8
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $18

IB Exam Cost Breakdown

2013-2014 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 2014. This is a continuing federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2013-2014.

IB Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2013 – 2014 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$108
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $90
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $18

 

Cambridge International A & AS Exam Cost Breakdown

2013-2014 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 2014. This is a continuing federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2013-2014.

Cambridge A Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2013 – 2014 School Year

Total Cost Per A Level Exam

$86

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$68

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

$18

 

Cambridge AS Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students
2013 – 2014 School Year

Total Cost Per AS Level Exam

$57

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$39

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

$18

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 4/16/2014

Phoenix Desert AP Summer Institutes

The Phoenix Desert APSI* is proud to announce the dates for our summer institutes for summer 2014. This is our eleventh year serving the Arizona schools by providing College Board* endorsed summer institutes in Tucson, Phoenix and this year Yuma. We are proud to partner in Tucson with the Tucson Unified School District, in Yuma with the Yuma Union High School District and in Phoenix with the Paradise Valley Unified School District to bring you these outstanding institutes. Our presenters are trained and endorsed by the College Board*. Last year our institutes were attended by teachers across Arizona as well as sixteen other states and ten countries. We invite you to join us this summer. Download this AP Flyer for more information and registration.

The Tucson Institute will be held:
June 18-21, 2014 (Wednesday through Saturday)
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85705.

The Yuma Institute will be held:
June 23-26, 2014 (Monday through Thursday)
Gila Ridge High School
7150 E 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365

The Phoenix Institute will be held:
July 14-17, 2014 (Monday through Thursday)
At Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. AZ 85050

For questions, call 602.992.2375 or email Director, Vicki Musen at vmusen@cox.net. www.phoenixdesertsi.com.

2013-2014 AP Test Fee Waiver Program

Phoenix Desert Summer Institute ~ Gifted Strategies for Teachers

2013 Spring AP, IB, and CIE A & AS Test Fee Waiver

The Arizona Department of Education is receiving 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. Due to a decrease in the amount of federal funds available through this program, for the first time there will need to be a local contribution (which could be covered by the district, school, community, parent or student) of $10 provided towards the final cost for each exam taken by an eligible student.

FY13 AP Test Fee Assurance Form for AP, IB and Cambridge International Exams

AP Exam Cost Breakdown

2012-2013 Arizona AP Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form 

AP Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students: 
2012-2013 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$89
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $45
College Board Fee Reduction $26
Waived Administration Fee $8
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $10

 

IB Exam Cost Breakdown

2012-2013 Arizona IB Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

Please note the following important change: For FY 2013, 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 2013. This is now a new federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2012-2013.

IB Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students:
2012-2013 School Year

Total Cost Per Exam

$104
Cost Component Amount Per Exam
Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program) $94
Local Contribution (e.g. District, School, Community, Parents or Student) $10

 

Cambridge International A & AS Exam Cost Breakdown

2012-2013 Arizona Cambridge A and AS Fee Waiver Memo and Assurance Form

Please note the following important change: For FY 2013, 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 2013. This is now a new federal requirement by the US Department of Education for the AP Test Fee Waiver Program for 2012-2013.

 

Cambridge A Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students: 
2012-2013 School Year

Total Cost Per A Level Exam

$81

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$71

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

$10

Cambridge AS Level Exam Fee Breakdown for Eligible Low-Income Students: 
2012-2013 School Year

Total Cost Per AS Level Exam

$53.50

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Federal Subsidy (AP Test Fee Waiver Program)

$43.50

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

$10

 
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.

2013 Spring AP / IB and CIE A & AS Test Fee Waiver

The Arizona Department of Education is receiving federal grant funds to provide partial AP exam fee waivers for Advanced Placement students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Due to a decrease in the amount of federal funds available through this program, for the first time there will need to be a local contribution (which could be covered by the district, school, community, parent or student) of $10 provided towards the final cost for each exam taken by an eligible student.

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

Phoenix Desert AP Summer Institutes, June 2013

2011-12 AP Assurance Form

2011-12 AP Assurance Form

Notice of 2012 Advanced Placement Exam Fee Waivers for Eligible Low-Income Students

The Arizona Department of Education is receiving federal grant funds to provide AP exam fee waivers for Advanced Placement students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program.

Initially, the US Department of Education (USED) had reduced their funding support for this program, which would have required students to pay $15 per exam, with a cap of 3 exams taken per student. However, we are pleased to report that USED has since moved to fully fund this program, allowing us to continue the program for this year in the same manner as previous years – meaning that eligible students will now pay $0 for all AP exams taken during this cycle.

All exams eligible for the AP Exam Fee Waiver must be indicated using The College Board’s reporting mechanism, which is listed below for your convenience. Participating districts and charter schools will be responsible for verifying and assuring the eligibility of all their students participating in the AP fee waiver program.

Please return the AP Assurance Form by May 7, 2012

To ensure the privacy of participating students, the names of individual students shall not be required or requested.

The State of Arizona will pay $53 per AP exam for public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction. The College Board will provide a $26 fee reduction and the high school will forego its $8 administration fee.

The final AP exam fee for each exam taken by a qualifying student: $0

*PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS*
Identifying and Ordering AP Exams Eligible for Fee Waivers

STEP 1: AP Coordinators in Arizona will forgo collection of any AP Exam fees from students qualifying for the AP Exam fee reduction.

STEP 2: Fill out the AP Assurance Form and return it to the email listed at the bottom of the form. You may also choose to fax or mail the signed, completed form.

STEP 3: Keep a list of students who are eligible for AP fee reductions.

STEP 4: Go to the following website: www.collegeboard.com/school to order exams, and make sure to include all exams that qualify for the fee reduction.

Note: See http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/coordinate/order/deadlines for more information on Exam Ordering Deadlines.

*The Final Deadline for ordering exams is April 25, 2012*

According to the College Board: To provide you with additional time to order regularly scheduled 2012 AP Exams, we have changed the extension exam-ordering deadline (for schools in the U.S., U.S. territories and Canada only) from April 13 to April 25. There will be no $50 late fee for orders placed by April 25 this year. If needed, you also have the option to order alternate exams for late testing until May 18.

STEP 5: On exam day, fill in the Option #1 oval on the answer sheets for all students who qualify for the AP fee reduction.

STEP 6: After exam administration, generate two invoices (one for the College Board and one for the state). Login at www.collegeboard.com/school, sign in, and go to “Generate Invoice.” When you generate your invoice online, you will need your Packing List and the total number of exams (not students) that qualify for the AP fee reduction.

STEP 7: Please complete and return signed AP Assurance to apwaivers@azed.gov. You may also fax your signed form to 602-542-5440, or mail to:

Advanced Placement Test Fee Waiver Program
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 64
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact Sandra Skelton with questions regarding the AP Test Fee Waiver Program at Sandra.Skelton@azed.gov Tel: (602) 542-4234;  FAX (602) 542-5440.

STEP 8: The College Board will bill the State directly for all AP Exam fees for qualifying students.

For general information regarding AP Exam Administration, please visit: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/coordinate