Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement

2016-2017 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 has 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 entirely based on the termination of dedicated federal funding, the Ohio Department of Education has identified other financial resources to partially maintain the reimbursement program. To support low-income students during the 2016-2017 school year, the Department is reimbursing $20 per test to help reduce test costs for eligible students in low-income families.

After applying this reduction, the cost for an Advanced Placement test this spring is $33; an Advanced Placement Capstone test is $81; and an International Baccalaureate test is $96. Districts or schools may to choose to use Title IV or other appropriate federal, state or local funds to further defray the costs of the tests for eligible students.

AP coordinators will complete an invoice on the College Board’s website. 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: 3/6/2017 2:08:20 PM