New test, lower costs for GED high school credential

Tacoma News TribuneDecember 16, 2013 

There's good news about the cost of the new 2014 GED test.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced Dec. 13 that the cost for the full series will drop from $150 to $120. The cost for each individual test will remain at $30 per test, but the new test has only four parts instead of five, thus reducing the total cost for the entire GED series.

The GED, which has been around more than 70 years, is a way for people who never finished high school to take a series of tests and receive a credential that can qualify them for jobs, college admission and financial aid.

A new version of the test will launch Jan. 2. Students who have completed portions of the old series have until Dec. 31 to finish testing under the old system. After that, their old scores will no longer count and they will have to complete all sections of the new test. Plus, they’ll need to pay for the test again.

 


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/12/09/2938784/ged-students-cram-as-test-deadline.html#storylink=cpy

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service