• Grant money available to students
    August 29,2013
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    Aid for student testing available

    Low-income students with high hopes will receive financial help from the federal government.

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $28.8 million in grants to 42 states, including Vermont, to help students pay fees for advanced-placement tests. Vermont will receive $26,100.

    Based on the anticipated number of test takers, the grants are expected to be sufficient to pay all but $10 of the cost of each advanced-placement exam taken by low-income students.

    By subsidizing test fees for low-income students, the program is intended to encourage those students to take AP tests and obtain college credit for high school courses, reducing the time and cost required to complete a postsecondary degree.

    The grants can be used to help pay for low-income students taking approved AP tests administered by the College Board, the International Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations.

    For more information, visit www2.ed.gov/programs/apfee/index.html.
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