The U.S. Department of Education awarded $28.4 million in grants to help low-income students take Advanced Placement tests.
Iowa’s education department received $59,823. Students who take AP tests can earn college credit if they score high enough, but it does costs money to take those tests.
Students are encouraged to take advanced placement tests to cut back on costs to complete a postsecondary degree.
The rest of the grant money went to 39 other states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands.