Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Fee Reimbursement Program

The Ohio Department of Education provides financial support for students from low-income families taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

The AP/IB Fee Reimbursement Program helps to increase participation of low-income students in academically rigorous coursework in public and nonpublic schools. It assists school districts with high numbers of minority and low-income students to transform their high schools so that all students succeed and are ready for a global economy and higher education or certification. The department’s commitment is to expand Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate opportunities to all students with an emphasis on the needs of students from low-income families

For the 2015-2016 school year, the fee reimbursement will cover all but $15 for the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test fees of qualifying low income students.  Districts/schools must verify the criteria used to determine eligibility.

Schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) must use criteria other than "students receiving federal reduced lunch."  For more information, go to the AP Coordinator’s Manual 2015-2016, pp. 21-22. The criteria listed in the manual also applies to fee reimbursement for IB tests.

Reimbursement for Advanced Placement exams or fees requires the completion of an invoice and electronic submission into the College Board’s website. Click here to access the invoice form.

Reimbursement of the International Baccalaureate test fees requires the completion of an invoice that will be submitted electronically to the Ohio Department of Education. Below is an award notice letter,  the invoice form and the federal information the district treasurer will need to account for the funding. Please submit by June 15, 2016.

We encourage AP or IB school contacts to sign up to receive alerts about new information through our GovDelivery email system.

Direct questions to Dwight Groce, Office of Curriculum and Assessment.      

Last Modified: 6/15/2016 7:36:35 AM