Updated: Jan 2, 2020
For those interested in sitting for the May 2018 AICP examination, the APA's Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship program is now available. APA and AICP allows each state Chapter to designate people that have a financial hardship to take advantage of the 2018 Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship program for the May 2018 testing window. This is limited to TWO people in Illinois who would otherwise defer taking or would be unable to take the AICP exam because of the high cost.
Scholarship recipients pay reduced fees to AICP as follows:
Approved AICP applicants: $75 (exam fee only)
All applicants pay the $70 application fee
Previously approved AICP applicants receive the rate of $75 (exam fee only).
If you are interested please submit a brief letter or note explaining your financial hardship by emailing Trevor Dick, AICP by February 9, 2018 for the May, 2018 testing window.
Each applicant shall submit a written explanation of financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by a budget cutback in a firm or agency), which necessitates the request.
Members of ethnic or racial minorities shall be given preference.
The applicant(s) selected will be otherwise unlikely to take the exam without the reduced fee.
The applicant’s employer will not subsidize the exam fee.