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Kentucky Waiving Testing Fees For People Seeking GED Diploma

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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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