School staff must collect students' AP exam payments, issue receipts, record payments, and process any required refunds.
There are a few ways that schools collect payments from students:
Total Registration (TR) has been an AP Fee Collection Provider since 2007, collecting more AP fees than any other provider.
TR's payment collection is deeply integrated into TR's full AP Exam service. This deep integration gives schools complete control over the fee structure. TR helps schools successfully implement the following fee structures in addition to the common structure of the number of exams times exam fee:
When schools have TR process the payments, all students will pay online with a credit or debit card or mail a check or money order, completely removing payment collection from the school. TR processes the payments, sends the family a receipt, and takes care of any refunds needed due to additional fee waivers or exam cancellations. Schools have the option of allowing families to make partial payments which works great for schools that require students to pay a deposit to cover the CB's sizeable cancellation fee for exams canceled after the Nov deadline. Families that make a partial payment can log back in and pay their outstanding balance before the final payment deadline set by the school
Learn more by downloading our Payment Processing PDF which details the process and answers common questions.