Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement

2022-2023 Fee Reimbursement

The Ohio Department of Education believes that Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and the College-Level Examination Program 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), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests for eligible students from low-income families.

This year Ohio legislation continues the funding that reduces Advanced Placement test fees and for high school students who take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) for students from low-income families for the Spring 2022 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 or the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) using the new funds from the state budget and federal Title IV “state activity” funds. The federal Title IV funds will also pay for the International Baccalaureate test fees. The eligible low-income students will have no test fees.

Advanced Placement

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.

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 2021-2022, pp. 26-28.

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.

The College Board will require students to be registered for AP examinations for the 2022-2023 school year by Nov. 15 as the final deadline.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinators will complete the International Baccalaureate reimbursement invoice form.  The criteria for student eligibility also applies for fee reimbursement for IB tests. 

The IB test fee of $119 will be covered by the Department for eligible low-income students. The final fee for the student is $0.

For general questions, please contact the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies at (614) 466-0223.

Last Modified: 3/10/2023 1:52:28 PM