Kentucky waiving testing fees for people seeking GED diploma

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman speak with the media during a press conference at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. To assist Kentuckians seeking to earn their GED’s, Beshear announced that the state has allowed $600,000 to cover testing fees. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

(AP) – Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will start waiving testing fees for people wanting to obtain a GED diploma.

Beshear said Tuesday that the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has allocated $600,000 in state funding to waive the test fees.

The goal is to eliminate a financial barrier for people seeking GED diplomas. In Kentucky, more than 335,000 adults lack a high school or GED diploma.

The fee being waived is $120, and the waiver applies to first-time test takers.

Beshear says the funding could help about 5,000 Kentuckians secure GED diplomas this year.

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(This story was originally published on January 7, 2020)

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