Controversy has surrounded itself around CollegeBoard yet again after the organization recently imposed a $40 fee for any late submitted Advanced Placement exams. There is already a charge of $94 per A.P. exam for students inside the United States, and fee waivers do not even cover half of the cost of the exam. This can be especially detrimental to poorer students that schedule to take multiple A.P. exams. Does it really pay to be smart?
The costs do not end here, however. CollegeBoard has now adopted other miscellaneous paths for increased revenue. Now, if a student does not submit full payment for the A.P. exam(s) by the November 15 deadline, the payer is slapped with an additional $40 late fee. There are not even circumstantial exceptions to the fee, even if the student or their family is unable to receive the necessary funds due to their financial situation.