Curriculum and Instruction

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Program
Fee Waiver Program for New York

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Test Fee Program Changes for 2015

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) received confirmation from the US Department of Education (USDOE) that a final decision has been made regarding federal funding for AP and IB exam subsidies for low-income students.

Below is the Low-Income AP Exam Fee Breakdown

Cost Component

Amount Per Exam

Student Contribution $12
Federal Subsidy $41
College Board Fee Reduction $29
College Board Exam Rebate (Waived for Low-Income Students) $9
Total Exam Fee $91


IMPORTANT NOTICE to Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinators

Starting with the May 2015 AP exams, schools do not need to submit their College Board
AP Exam Invoice nor the Student Roster to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) anymore.

NYSED reserves the right to require additional supporting documentation to confirm that students are eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program or otherwise meet the federal guidelines for receiving AP Exam Fee Reductions.

NYSED also reserves the right to restrict reimbursing schools that claim fee reductions for non-qualifying students.

This change pertains to AP exams only.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Schools offering International Baccalaureate (IB) exams to fee waiver eligible students must still send the IB Standard Voucher and the IB Student Roster to NYSED. The International Baccalaureate Organization is funded at $98 each, but registration fee will not be covered for 2015 IB exams.

IB Roster:
IB Roster in Word word document(76 KB)

IB Standard Voucher:
IB Standard Voucher in Word word document (79 KB)

For any additional questions email Elisabeth Egetemeyr at elisabeth.egetemeyr@nysed.gov

NYS Education Department
Office of Curriculum & Instruction
c/o Elisabeth Egetemeyr
89 Washington Ave, 318 EB
Albany, NY 12234

Last Updated: March 27, 2015