- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is getting nearly $84,000 from the federal government to help subsidize the cost of the advanced placement exams for low-income students.

The U.S. Department of Education said that the $83,961 that Maine will receive is part of $28.4 million in grants being distributed nationwide.

The department says that the money that will go toward paying for the test fees is designed to encourage more low-income students to take the exams that can help them get college credit while still in high school.

It’s expected that the grants will cover all but $18 of the cost of a low-income student’s exam.

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