COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The cost for people without high school diplomas to take a test for an equivalency certificate is expected to triple within the next year, and that has some Ohioans worried about its affordability.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Q7KCzY ) reports the fee will be about $120 when a computer version replaces the paper version of the General Educational Development, or GED, test by 2014.
About 25,000 people in Ohio are expected to take the test during the next year.
Among them is Angela Surles, a 22-year-old single mother who hopes passing the test leads to higher-paying work. She says she can't afford the higher price.
State education officials say they can't influence the cost because the nonprofit that owns the GED is partnering with a for-profit company, and they'll control the price.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com