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Fee Reduction Program


If you have significant financial need, you are eligible for a Advanced Placement (AP) Exam fee reduction. AP Exams are $94. AP exams for public school students have been subsidized through two funding sources:

  • The College Board Fee Reduction Program ($32 fee reduction)
  • New Mexico Legislative Appropriation ($59 fee reduction)

It is encouraged that public schools administering exams reach out and consider your students who qualify for this fee reducation opportunity. The state budgeted proposal includes funding for test fee waivers for low income students enrolled in public schools (including state charters). How do you know? Inquire with your Title I coordinators as well as your classroom teachers. Let's encourage all students in taking the AP exams and open the door further for college entrance and success. 

The total cost for a student that qualifies for the test fee reduction will be $3.00, made payable to your school. In turn, payable to NMHU APNM.

2018 Exam Fee Reduction Information and Letter
(email completed information to apnm@nmhu.edu)

Important School Information 

Each public school, charters included, must:

1. Report projected total number of AP exams being taken by all students, and of those students which will be covered by the test fee reduction program. apnm@nmhu.edu 

     Schools must report their numbers, regardless on if they change or not:

                      January 31st, 2018  (All Students, Students Covered By Test Fee Reduction Program)

                      March 14th, 2018 (All Students, Students Covered By Test Fee Reduction Program)

                      May 1, 2018 (All Students, Students Covered By Test Fee Reduction Program)

        Failure to report these numbers will result in schools paying the fees for their student exams. 

*Please help us coordinate the number of students who qualify, with the number of exams taken from the College Board. 

2. Order College Board AP exams, through College Board. Indicate your totals as well as students who qualify for test fee reduction. Let APNM know your totals as well along with numbers of test fee reduction.

Important Student/Parent Information

Spring before starting an AP course
It’s time to start thinking about which AP courses grab your interest, and how they might start you on the right path to college and career success. Use this website to learn more about the AP Program, and discuss your plans with your parents, teachers and AP Coordinator or College/Career Councilor.

Some AP teachers require that you complete work during the summer months to prepare for their courses. For example, AP English Literature and Composition might start you off with a reading list of great novels and plays. Make sure you complete these assignments so that you're up to speed when the classes begin.

January, 2018
Talk to your AP teachers or AP Coordinator about taking the AP Exams. Contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator at your school if you will need testing accommodations.

February 17, 2018
Students with disabilities must submit requests for testing accommodations by this date.

March 1, 2018
Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP Services by this date to obtain a list of local AP Coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test.

March 15, 2018
Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP Coordinators identified by AP Services by this date.

 May 2018

Link to Exam Calendar and Information: