Calhoun Adult Education Program Announces Funding Assistance for GED Students

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - 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.