Budget cuts expected to lead to fewer students taking AP exams

04/1/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Many low-income students across the country are struggling to pay the fees for Advanced Placement exams after federal budget cuts reduced the funding for a national fee-waiver program. In response, the College Board, which administers the tests, is increasing its subsidies for low-income students. However, it is expected that about 29,000 low-income students will not take the exams as planned, preventing them from earning early college credits.

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