Overhead vs. Indirect expenses

for ARE exams specifically, can we think of overhead and indirect expenses as the same thing?

Yes, those terms are interchangeable - the AHPP glossary doesn’t even define ‘over head expense’ - they refer to the definition for indirect expense.

was curious about the same thing, thank you

how about overhead rate, for some reason they use the word overhead instead of saying indirect expense rate, I’m sure there is a logical reason
as per AHPP
Overhead rate: The ratio of total indirect expenses to
total direct labor.