C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

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



AP Test Fee Program Changes for 2014

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 $18
Federal Subsidy $37
College Board Fee Reduction$26
College Board Exam Rebate (Waived for Low-Income Students)$8
Total Exam Fee$89

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, 2014.

Vouchers will not be accepted after this date.

What the school must do:

  • The final deadline to order regularly-scheduled exams without a $55 late fee is April 11th but schools can order regularly-scheduled exams up until April 18th with a $55 late fee.

    https://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/coordinate/order/deadlines external link icon

    The College Board emailed schools, alerting them to the ordering deadline extension.

  • With the AP Exam administration just a few weeks away, we ask you to please share this information with your districts and schools as soon as possible.

Before the exams:

  • In the AP Exam Ordering website, enter the total number of students whom your school can attest fulfill the federal criteria to receive fee reductions for low-income students, and the total number of exams that will be taken by these students.

After the exams:

  • Fill in the "Option 1" circle on qualifying students' AP Exam answer sheets.
  • When generating your invoice online, enter the following numbers when prompted:
    • The total number of exams taken by qualifying students up to three AP Exams per student.
    • The total number of exams taken by qualifying students beyond three AP Exams per student.
  • The AP Coordinator must submit a copy of their invoice to the State as well as a signed roster, which is available here:
    AP Roster in PDF pdf document (108 KB)
    AP Roster in Word word document (74 KB)
  • 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 $86 each, but registration fee will not be covered for 2014 IB exams.

IB Roster:
IB Roster in PDF pdf document (137 KB)

IB Standard Voucher:
IB Standard Voucher in Word word document (99 KB)

For any additional questions email Elisabeth Egetemeyr at eegeteme@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: March 28, 2014