The GED® Testing Fee Scholarship will provide up to $70 worth of vouchers to eligible *first-time test takers and to those who display readiness to pass the GED® exam, which costs $120. Eligible students must be in good standing and will be responsible for paying the remaining $12.50 for each of the 4 tests.
*The GED® Testing Fee Scholarship can NOT be used for retests on any subtests.
Applicants may use the test fee scholarship only for subtests (subjects) of the GED® exam for which they have received a “Likely to Pass” score. Applicants awarded a scholarship toward two subtests as described above may apply for a scholarship for the remaining subtests by passing the OPT for those subjects as long as they are still enrolled in CCC ASE level classes and have not yet taken those subjects of the Official GED® Exam, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Before applying for the Scholarship, must have scored 'Likely to Pass' on at least 2 parts of the GED Ready™ - Official Practice Test (OPT) in the particular subject areas.
- Exceptions: if the student has passed 3 subtests of the OPT and 3 subject areas of 2014 GED® exam on his/her own, the student only needs to pass 1 OPT subtest for subject area not yet taken to apply for the scholarship.
- Must have successfully completed at least one session/semester of adult education work at CCC before being eligible for Scholarship.
- Must be currently enrolled in an Adult Secondary Education (ASE) class and have accumulated enough attendance hours for a valid post-test.
- Must be able to schedule testing and pay $12.50 for each subtest for which you are applying with credit card/debit card/prepaid debit card if approved for Scholarship.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must NOT have already received the GED® Testing Fee Scholarship from another City College of Chicago in subject areas not yet taken.
About the GED®
The General Educational Development (GED®) program offers preparation for the GED (high school equivalency) examination in either English or Spanish.
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program provides courses to adults who test below the GED® level and need to improve basic reading and math skills before they qualify to move into the GED® level. The length of time necessary to prepare for the GED® exam depends on a combination of factors including the student's initial reading and math scores, previous years of education, length of time out of school, level of motivation, and amount of time available for study and homework.
Click here to learn more about the GED® test and to register for GED® preparation classes near you.