Today in my AP Lang class it was announced that we will soon have to pay for the AP tests at the end of the year, because they are trying to get them in early. It was also revealed that the cost for these tests is absolutely ridiculous. Why does the college board need 87 dollars per test? Surely it can't cost anywhere near that much to manufacture and send out one test. How do they expect people taking 4+, or even 2+ to afford all this? It's not like college where there's loans and scholarships and debt. With the combination of all the classes my sister and I are taking, we're gonna have to pay 500+ dollars. My family can't afford that. I looked at the qualifications for reducing the price, and my family makes too much money to qualify. But that doesn't mean we can afford over 500 dollars to take some tests. There's no reason it should cost that much money, I could understand 30 dollars or even 40, but 87 is an extremely excessive amount.