Exam Fees

The VENTRICULAR FOUNDATION offer scholarships for underrepresented high school students to help cover the costs of exams, exam materials, and application fees for college and graduate school. AP Exams – $50/exam (after discount code). Many High School students are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Taking “college level curricula” not only prepare high school students for university, but also grant them the opportunity to obtain college credit upon successful completion of the course. To obtain college credits, students must take the AP exam for their respective class and obtain a score of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1-5) . These exams are optional, but some low-income students do not take these exams because of funding issues. There are no fee waivers readily available for students as there are for SAT/ACT college entrance exams. However, there is a discount code that reduces the exam fee from $90 to $50 for low income students. The VENTRICULAR FOUNDATION can help fund the exam fee for low income students who are prepared to take the exam and who meet eligibility criteria. To apply, click the button below!

College Entrance Exam Prep Materials

College Entrance Exam Prep Materials – $25/book. The VENTRICULAR FOUNDATION funds exam prep materials (SAT/ACT) that are not readily available to some low-income high school students. To apply, click the button below!

College Application Fees

College Application Fees – $70/school (after fee waiver) . The University of California (UC) and California State University System (CSU) offer application fee waivers for up to 4 schools in each of their respective school systems, granted that the student meets the required financial income requirements listed on their website. If a student chooses to apply to more than 8 schools, The VENTRICULAR FOUNDATION can help cover the additional cost of application fees for eligible students. Student who qualify for the IUC and CSU waiver also qualify for The VENTRICULAR FOUNDATION scholarships. To apply, click the button below!

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria (all four should be met):

1. Students are the first in their family to go to college and come from an economically disadvantaged background.

2. Students from Hispanic and various underrepresented backgrounds.

3. Students who have the potential to succeed in academia if given both the opportunity and support.

4. Live in California


You are considered from an economically disadvantaged background if one of the following apply:

• You’re enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

• Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (For example, if household income for family of 3 is under $38,443, then the student is eligible for fee waiver).

• You’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).

• Your family receives public assistance.

• You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or are homeless.

• You are a ward of the state or an orphan.



PLEASE NOTE : Due to COVID-19 most colleges nationwide will no longer require SAT/ACT test scores for admission eligibility

1. College Applications: October 30th, 2020

2. SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams: Rolling Addmissions with deadlines 3 times each year on Oct. 30, Feb. 28 (extended to March 6), and June 30

3. Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: March 1st , 2021



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