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Idaho awarded grant to defray costs of low-income students looking to take AP tests

Idaho awarded grant to defray costs of low-income students looking to take AP tests

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Idaho with a $75,552 grant as part of its efforts to help defray the costs of taking advanced placement texts for low-income students.

“This is an opportunity for students throughout Idaho to excel. This grant, along with Advanced Opportunities programs, such as Fast Forward, offered through the Idaho Department of Education, give students the opportunity to earn college credits in high school,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. “It’s a chance for students to excel without the worry of a financial burden.”

The grant will be used to help low-income students take AP tests that can translate into college credit which can ultimately reduce time and costs required to gain a college degree.

Based on the anticipated number of tests to be taken, the grants under the Advanced Placement Test Fee Program are expected to pay all but $18 of the cost of each advanced placement test taken by low-income students.

The Advanced Placement Test Fee program is administered by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. For additional information on the program visit here.