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$93,000 given to state Department of Education to cover some fees for AP Tests

Local - 8/28/2013 7:41 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - More than $93,000 in grant money was given to the state Department of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests.

The money was part of almost $29 million awarded to 42 states from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant payments are based on the anticipated number of test-takers, and several other factors. 

Federal education officials said the money should be enough to cover all but $10 of the cost for each AP exam taken by a low-income student.

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