Advanced Placement

AP/IB Test Fee Program

Qualifying low-income students can take advantage of reduced fees on AP exams. Students must be eligible for AP testing offered through the College Board, International Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations.

Determine Student Eligibility

The Washington program recognizes five methods for determining student eligibility. AP/IB coordinators are required to document student eligibility. Coordinator procedures are outlined by program.

Five Methods for Determining Student Eligibility

Eligible students qualify for the Test Fee Program through one of the following methods:

  • Free Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application and they are approved for the free lunch program. (Their income is 130% or less of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are the lowest income families at or below the poverty level.

  • Reduced Lunch Program: The parent or guardian has filled out an application and they are approved for the reduced lunch program. (Their income is 131% to 185% of the poverty level figures on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Level Tables.) These are low-income families at or below the poverty level.

  • Social Security Program: The student’s family receives assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.

  • Medicaid Program: The student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

  • Declaration of Income: If a student would like to be considered for the AP Test Fee Program, but he or she is not a participant in the Free and/or Reduced Price Lunch Program, Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, he or she may still qualify by having the parent/guardian certify that the student’s family taxable income does not exceed the 2016-17 Annual Low-Income Levels. If this method is used, the parent/guardian must sign the Low-Income Student Verification Form 1616.

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Documenting Student Eligibility

The AP/IB coordinator verifies the eligibility of each individual student using any of the approved methods listed above. A hard copy of student eligibility and supporting documentation is to be kept in a confidential file at the local level. Documentation of student eligibility records are subject to audit.

 

 

   Updated 10/17/2017

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