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Ed. Dept. to Subsidize Costs of AP for Some Test-Takers
In a push to prepare more low- income students for college or a career, the U.S. Department of Education last week awarded $28.4 million in grants to help defray the cost of taking Advanced Placement tests.
The grants, which range from $22,000 for Vermont to $10.6 million for California, will be doled out to 38 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. They are expected to cover all but $12 of the cost of each AP test taken.
By subsidizing test fees for low-income students, department officials said, the program is intended to encourage those students to take AP tests and obtain college credit for high school courses.
Vol. 35, Issue 1, Page 4Published in Print: August 19, 2015, as Ed. Dept. to Subsidize Costs of AP for Some Test-Takers