Grant to Provide AP Fee Assistance for Low-Income Ohio Students

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical Education has received a $244,766 discretionary grant to waive Advanced Placement (AP) test fees for low-income (free- or reduced-price lunch eligible) students. The grant is designed to increase AP course and test access for students who might otherwise be discouraged by financial requirements. AP offerings are aligned with Ohio Core and STEM initiatives. Test waiver funds are also available to Ohio International Baccalaureate (IB) programs within economically disadvantaged schools.

The cost for AP tests is $86 per test. In 2008, 3,397 exams were completed by low-income students in Ohio. In 2009, the participation is expected to be up 25 percent with 4,371 exams completed by low-income students in the state.

For more information, download the two-page overview, or contact Nenna Davis, ODE’s consultant for College Tech Prep and Advanced Placement, at 614.466.9514 or nenna.davis@ode.state.oh.us

 

Last edited on 03.09.2009 at 10:29 a.m. by Laura Risler