There are fees associated with the AP Exam, but reductions and subsidies are available for students with financial need.

Exam Fees

The fee for each AP Exam is $94.

The fee for exams administered at schools outside of the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, and Canada, with the exception of U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), is $124 per exam.

Fees for exams taken at authorized test centers outside the United States vary.

Please note:

  • Your school may require you to pay a higher fee to cover proctoring and administration costs.
  • If you are approved to take an alternate exam during the late-testing period, you may be required to pay an additional $45 per exam late-testing fee.
  • If you paid for an AP Exam but then decided not to take it, you may ask your AP coordinator for a refund. Local school policy determines the amount of the refund. You will probably be required to pay the $15 fee the school is charged for each unused exam. However, once you begin an exam — that is, write on an exam booklet or answer sheet or play an exam CD — you cannot receive a refund.

AP Capstone™ and AP Computer Science Principles

  • If your school is participating in AP Capstone in 2017-18, the fee for AP Seminar and AP Research is $142 each (including schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories and commonwealths, and Canada).
  • Once you submit any performance task component for AP Computer Science Principles, AP Research, or AP Seminar as final in the AP Digital Portfolio and/or start the end-of-course exam, the full exam fee ($94 for AP Computer Science Principles and $142 for AP Research or AP Seminar) will be charged. If an exam was ordered for you but you never submitted any performance tasks as final or started the end-of-course exam, you will probably be required to pay the $15 fee that the school is charged for each unused exam.

Fee Reductions

If you have significant financial need, you may be eligible for a $32 College Board fee reduction per AP Exam, depending on the state in which you attend school. Most states provide federal or state funds or both to supplement the College Board fee reduction and reduce your cost even further. Check with your AP coordinator to learn more about eligibility requirements for College Board fee reductions, state and district subsidies, and other support that may be available.