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Advanced Placement (AP) » 2019 AP Exam Fee Reduction

2019 AP Exam Fee Reduction

  • Fee reductions are available.
  • Must show proof of eligibility:
      • Free and Reduced lunch
      • Public assistance
      • Tax return information

Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2208072141584182&page=lunchapps
please complete the application and submit it to the school district. 
Approved applications will receive fee reductions on ap exams.

Primary Criteria for Schools/Districts NOT Participating in Community Eligibility


For schools and districts that do not participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, enrollment in or eligibility to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program can still be used as a proxy to determine eligibility for AP Exam reductions. For these schools/districts, the following criteria must be used: 


Students who are either enrolled or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program qualify for the AP Exam fee reduction on all AP Exams that they take in a given year. Students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches if: 

  • their family's income is at or below 185 percent of the poverty level issued annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the students are directly certified without application for free school meals because they are: 
  • in foster care or Head Start, or 
  • homeless or migrant, or 
  • living in households that receive SNAP/Food Stamps, TANF cash assistance, or the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations benefits 


Alternative Criteria for All Schools/Districts (Those Participating in Community Eligibility and Those Not) 

If your school would prefer to use another method for determining which students qualify for AP Exam fee reductions, any of the following criteria are allowed: 

  • The student is enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound). 
  • The student's family receives public assistance. 
  • The student lives in a federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or is homeless. 
  • The student is a ward of the state or an orphan. 


The following table lists annual family incomes by family size, at 185 percent of the poverty level. If the AP student's family's income did not exceed the amount listed in the appropriate row and column, he or she qualifies for an AP Exam fee reduction. 


Size of Family Unit 

Annual Family Income* 

Annual Family Income* 
for Alaska 

Annual Family Income* 
for Hawaii 

































Each add'l family member add: 




* The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 185 percent of the 2017-18 federal income poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These levels were published in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 67, 4/10/17, pp. 17182-84.