Beginning on July 1st, current GED students will face a financial shock.
It now costs students enrolled in the program $95 to complete their final battery of five tests in order to receive their much sought after degrees. However, the price will soon skyrocket to $250 total for all five exams.
A loophole does exist that could lower the expense if two or more tests are taken at the same time. Lanier Tech offers the option of a two-part or three-part combination.
The American Council on Education and Pearson VUE, a specialist in computer-based academic testing, announced the new fee structure in March. On April 7th, the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the new fees.
The fees are not set by the state of Georgia, rather by the national GED Testing Services, which oversees testing nationwide.