Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

Thank you for your patience while we waited for the final AP Test Fee Program appropriation to be announced.

Advanced Placement (AP)

IMPORTANT NOTICE to Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinators:

AP and IB vouchers, together with the roster of eligible students, for reimbursement of the associated cost/fees must be submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) by October 31, 2015.

Vouchers will not be accepted after this date.

There are three important steps that AP Coordinators MUST complete so that the New York State Education Department will pay $41 per exam for qualifying low-income students.  These instructions are included below:

You MUST submit a copy of your invoice to the state as well as a signed roster of qualifying student names. If you fail to submit the required paperwork to the New York State Education Department, your New York State Fee Reductions credits will be removed and your school will be responsible for paying the College Board $41 per exam.

Thank you for your hard work to ensure that all your students have the opportunity to realize the benefits of AP courses and exams.

Step 1: Bubble Qualifying Students' Answer Sheets

You will need to make sure that you correctly fill in the "Option 1" fee reduction oval on each qualifying student's registration answer sheet. Option 1 should be indicated for any low-income students who qualify for the College Board and New York State fee reductions.
Note: For AP Chinese and Japanese Exams on CD, you must use the separate Fee Reduction/Section Designation Form to indicate fee reductions. For Studio Art, you must designate fee reductions using the Digital Submission Web application.  Refer to the AP Coordinator's Manual http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/2013_14_ap_coordinators_manual.pdf external link icon

Step 2: Generate Your AP Exam Invoice

When you generate your invoice after the AP Exam administration, you will need to indicate the total number of exams that qualify for the College Board fee reduction.

Step 3: Send Additional Required Documentation to the New York State Education Department

The AP Coordinator must submit the “State Copy” of their invoice to the State as well as a signed roster, which is available here:

Please make sure to submit the Student Roster (with the Principal's original signature) together with the AP Exam Invoice (State Copy). Mail to:

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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

Last Updated: February 12, 2015