Low-income students will have to pay more for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, while the price for others remains the same.
The current fee to take an AP exam is $89, but since 1999, low-income students have paid less. In 2013, each exam cost $10 for low-income students. Between 1999 and 2012, an exam cost $5.
Beginning in May, low-income students who take AP exams will pay $18 per exam, the second fee hike in two years.