Advanced Placement

The FY2014 federal Advanced Placement funding is expected to be sufficient to pay all of the cost of each advanced placement exam taken by low-income students.

AP Test Fee Program 2014


The expected federal contribution to low-income students is $37 per exam, with a cap of three federally subsidized exams per low-income student in 2014-15.

The College Board contribution to low-income students $26 per exam, with no cap on the number of subsidized exams per low-income student in 2014-15. Local School districts will also waive $8 per exam for low-income students.

The State of South Dakota is committed to contribute $18 per exam to low-income students, with a cap of three state subsidized exams per low-income student in 2014-15.

This combination of local, state, federal and College Board subsidies results in a: free exam fee for low-income students for up to three AP Exams per student this year $55 per exam fee for low-income students for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and additional AP Exams they take this year.

Reminders:

Districts must keep documentation on file attesting to the fact students are eligible for this subsidy.

Learning Power Students are not eligible for this subsidy. Contact Learning Power administrators for further questions and instructions.

Useful Links
CollegeBoard
College Readiness Coursework for High School Seniors
SD Board of Regents

Contact

Direct questions to Sam Shaw, with the Department of Education at (605) 773-5229.