Curriculum and Instruction

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

Updated April 21, 2016

Dear AP and IB Coordinators:

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 and state funding for AP and IB exam subsidies for low-income students.

The breakdown is as follows:

Student Contribution             


Federal Subsidy


College Board Fee Reduction           


College Board Exam Rebate (waived for low income students)


New York State Subsidy       


Total Exam Fee



IMPORTANT NOTICE to Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinators

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, 860 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Last Updated: April 21, 2016