Advanced Placement (AP) Fee Reduction Program

Making advanced courses accessible to every student
seeking more rigorous courses


The Advanced Placement courses provide rigorous course work to prepare students for higher education or to simply challenge their knowledge. These classes can be used for college credit or advanced placement in a program. This program allows students with financial need to take the exams at a reduced cost.

How it Works

A school counselor or other school personnel decide if the student is within the financial guidelines. For the 2014-15 school year, the cost for each exam is $91. The College Board provides a $29 fee reduction and each school is expected to forego the $9 administration fee. A student contribution or $12 will be required. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development will pay up to $41 per exam.

For more information on the Advanced Placement Fee Reduction Program, the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant Program, or other AP questions, contact your state AP Administrator, Erin Thompson.

For more information, please visit College Board’s website at professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/coordinate/fee-assistance.

For information on College Board’s new eligibility criteria for 2015 AP Exams, please visit: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/waivers/guidelines/ap.


Information and Form for AP Coordinators - word

Contact Information

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Advanced Placement Program
ATTN: Erin Thompson, Program Coordinator
801 West 10th Street, Suite 303
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

E-mail: erin.thompson@alaska.gov
Telephone: (907) 465-6535