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Switch from State Administration to Private Contractor Will Triple Cost of a GED

The cost of taking the GED test will triple starting in January 2014 because the tests will be administered by a private firm rather than the state, the Youngstown Vindicator reports. The new tests will be taken on computers rather than on paper, cost $120 rather than $40 and be more difficult.

“It’s hard for some of our students to come up with the $40. Now it’s going up to $120,” said Mia Panno, Youngstown Adult Basic Literacy Education coordinator. “It saddens me. It’s going to be difficult.”

Read more at: www.vindy.com

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