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Calhoun Adult Education Program Announces Funding Assistance for GED Students

4/22/2014

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education providing funds for qualifying individuals to save up to $100 of the total GED® test fee of $120

Calhoun Community College announced today that the college has received funding from the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education which will allow qualifying individuals to save up to $100 of the total GED® test fee of $120. Additionally, full waiver of the $24 GED Ready® test fee is available for qualifying individuals. The GED Ready® test is the new name for the shorter length GED® practice test.

According to Chris Miller, Calhoun’s director for Adult Education, the GED® Test now consists of four parts; Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. “Each part of the GED® test may now be taken independently, with the test fee for each part of the GED® being $30 or $120 for all four parts,” Miller said.

The test fee waiver is $25 per test for qualifying individuals or up to $100 for all four parts. The qualifying test-taker would then be responsible for paying only $5 per test part or $20 total for all four parts.

The GED Ready® practice test also contains the same four parts as the GED® test and each part may also be taken independently. The test fee for each part of the GED Ready® test is $6 or $24 for all four parts.  Qualifying individuals may have the entire cost for the practice test waived.

To be eligible for the test waivers, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • A student must first be enrolled in a state approved GED® Preparation class and have attended at least 15 hours of class time. Calhoun offers state approved free GED® classes throughout its service area.
  • To be eligible for the GED Ready® test fee waiver, a student must test at the 9th grade level or above on the “A” level of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  • To be eligible for a GED® test fee waiver for one of the four parts of the GED® test, a student must make a score of 150 or better on that same part of the GED Ready® test.
  • To be eligible for a test fee waiver for all four parts of the GED® test, a student must score 150 or better on all four parts of the GED Ready® test.

For more information, please contact Calhoun’s Adult Education program office at (256) 306-2830 for Morgan and Limestone Counties or 256-890-4729 for Huntsville/Madison County.

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