Kentucky will receive nearly a half-million dollars to help pay advanced placement test fees for low-income students. The U.S. Education Department says the funds are part of $28.8 million being given to 42 states for the effort. The grants are based on the expected number of students who will take the tests and other factors. The grants are meant to pay all but $10 of the cost of each test.
But states may require students to pay more of the costs. The Education Department says in a news release the program is meant to encourage the students to take the exams and gather college credit while they're in high school. All in all,Kentucky is receiving $473,640.