Program Office: Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs
CFDA Number: 84.330B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: AP Test Fee Program
This program provides grants to states to enable them to pay Advanced Placement (AP) test fees for low-income students.
Types of Projects
Awards may be used only to support AP test fees for low-income students. Fees for AP tests administered by the College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) are covered. The secretary of education may approve other advanced placement tests.
The Department makes awards to State educational agencies to enable them to cover part or all of the cost of test fees of low-income students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement class and plan to take an Advanced Placement test. Funds from the Advanced Placement Test Fee program subsidize test fees for low-income students to encourage them to take Advanced Placement tests and obtain college credit for high school courses, reducing the time and cost required to complete a postsecondary degree. In determining the amount of the grant awarded to a State for a fiscal year, the Secretary considers the number of children eligible to be counted under the ESEA Title I Basic Grants programs.