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NPR: The High Cost Of Testing For College

High school senior Ben Tonelli is getting frustrated with the amount of money his family is shelling out for standardized tests necessary for college admission, like the SAT and ACT. So frustrated, in fact, he wrote an opinion piece about his experience for The Wall Street Journal.

“It has to be close to about $1,000,” he estimated about the cost of the tests he’s taken.

You think college is expensive? How about the cost of SAT and AP tests? Ben Tonelli, a senior at Garfield High School in Seattle, wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal complaining about the costs. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Tonelli about the sticker shock.

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