Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement
2020-2021 Fee Reimbursement
The Ohio Department of Education believes that Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate are important parts of high school improvement and academic achievement. Consequently, the Department is providing funds to reduce the costs of the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests for eligible students from low-income families.
This year is the second of Ohio General Assembly’s approved two-year budget includes funding that reduces Advanced Placement test fees for students from low-income families for the Spring 2021 tests. The Ohio Department of Education will pay the remaining balance of fees for qualifying public and non-public school students taking the Advanced Placement tests using the new funds from the state budget and federal Title IV “state activity” funds. These funds will also pay for the International Baccalaureate test fees. The eligible low-income students will have no test fees.
For public and non-public school students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction of $33 per exam, the Ohio Department of Education will pay:
- $53 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams);
- $101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam.
The final fee for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) for a qualifying student is $0. Schools in Ohio do not need to pay the College Board for AP Exams taken by low-income students. The College Board will bill the Ohio Department of Education directly for these exams.
The International Baccalaureate test fee of $119 will be covered by the Department for eligible low-income students. The final fee for the student is $0.
Paying these fees will meet the Ohio Strategic Plan for Education’s effort to address equity issues and should help narrow the achievement gap.
Schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) must use criteria other than if students are receiving federal reduced lunch. For more information, go to the AP Coordinator’s Manual 2020-2021, pp. 26-28. The criteria also apply for fee reimbursement for IB tests.
AP coordinators must indicate which students qualify for the fee reductions in AP Registration and Ordering. The College Board will provide more information on invoice procedures.
IB coordinators will complete the International Baccalaureate reimbursement invoice form.
The College Board will require students to be registered for AP examinations for the 2020-2021 school year by Nov. 13 as the final deadline. For general questions, please contact Brian Roget at (614) 466-0223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified: 9/11/2020 10:57:29 AM