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Donation Covers Some Testing Costs

Updated: 2 years ago.
Experts say 1.2 million adults in Georgia do not have a high school diploma or GED. More than 19,000 residents earned their GED last year through the technical college system's adult education program. (Photo Courtesy of Casey Serin via Flickr.)

The Technical College System of Georgia has received a $50,000 donation to help poor students pay to take the test to get their high-school equivalency degree.

The donation from AT&T will pay for nearly 800 low-income Georgians to get a $65 voucher for the test. The full price of the exam is $95, but that cost is expected to increase this spring.

To qualify, the student must be enrolled in a state-approved adult education class and score well on practice exams in reading, writing, science, social studies and math.

Experts say 1.2 million adults in Georgia do not have a high school diploma or GED. More than 19,000 residents earned their GED last year through the technical college system's adult education program.

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