All area residents interested in taking the GED exam may want to do so before the end of the year, as the cost to take the test will increase significantly in 2014.
Currently, Ohio residents pay $40 to take the test. In January, the price of the test will increase to $120.
“If any area residents have been considering earning their GEDs or if they just need to retake certain parts of the test in order to get their GEDs, now is a great time to do it,” Athens County Department of Job and Family Services Director Jack Frech said.
Under the current price structure, area residents who enroll in the Adult Basic Literacy and Education (ABLE) program at The Work Station and pass the pre-test are able to have the $40 GED testing fees paid by Athens County Job and Family Services. The funding for the fees comes from local donors, as well as from state and federal funding programs at Athens County Job and Family Services, which is the agency that operates The Work Station.
Anyone interested in taking the test now or enrolling in classes to prepare for the examination is encouraged to call The Work Station at 797-1405. Teachers at The Work Station help students prepare for the different parts of the GED exam and students in the ABLE program can also take classes at Tri-County Adult Career Center in order to prepare.