August 8, 2012 | LXXII, No. 19

GED testing fees to double

The cost of getting a GED will double starting in October, according to Big Bend Community College officials.

The testing fees will increase from $75 to $150 for the certification, said Sandy Cheek, director of Basic Skills at BBCC.

If students start their GED testing before Oct. 1, they will be charged only the current $75 fee, regardless of whether they complete the tests by that date, Cheek said. There will be a fee increase at all GED test sites in the state.

GED preparation classes are offered by the college in the Opportunity Center and at learning centers in communities in the BBCC service district. For information on GED classes, call 509-793-2305.

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