Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement

2017-2018 Fee Reimbursement

The federal government has eliminated the dedicated Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Fee Reimbursement Grant for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. This grant provided funding since 2005 to reduce the costs of the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests for low-income students.

Rather than suspending the test reimbursement program, the Ohio Department of Education has identified other financial resources to partially maintain the reimbursement program to support low-income students during the 2017-2018 school year The Department is reimbursing $15 per test to help reduce test costs for eligible students in low-income families.

  • Advanced Placement Test: The College Board charges $94 for each Advanced Placement test. For each test, the College board provides a $9 school rebate. They also provide a $32 fee reduction per test for low income students. After applying the state reimbursement of $15 per test, the balance that must be paid for each Advanced Placement test is $38 for low-income students.
  • Advanced Placement Capstone Test: The College Board charges $142 for each Advanced Placement Capstone Test. The college board provides a $9 school rebate. They also provide a $32 reduction per test for low-income students. After applying the state reimbursement of $15 per test, the balance that must be paid for each Advanced Placement Capstone Test is $86 per test for low-income students.
  • International Baccalaureate Test: The International Baccalaureate Organizations charges $119 for each International Baccalaureate test. After applying the state reimbursement of $15 per test, the balance that must be paid for each International Baccalaureate Test is $104 for qualified low-income students. 

Districts and schools may to choose to use district Title IV or other appropriate federal, state or local funds to further defray the costs of the tests for eligible students.
AP coordinators complete an invoice on the College Board’s website for the rebate. The College Board will provide more information on invoice procedures. Click here for the International Baccalaureate reimbursement invoice form.

 

For general questions, please contact Dwight Groce at (614) 387-3200 or Dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov
 
For questions about uses of federal funds, please contact the Office of Federal Programs at (614) 466-5834 or Jeremy Marks, director of Federal Programs, at Jeremy.Marks@education.ohio.gov.

Last Modified: 4/5/2018 12:09:39 PM