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City Colleges of Chicago's GED®​ Testing Fee Scholarship



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.

Eligibility criteria:      
  • Before applying for the Scholarship, must have scored 'Likely to Pass' on at least 1 part of the GED Ready™ - Official Practice Test (OPT) in the particular subject area(s).
    • Eligible students can receive up to a total of 4 vouchers if they have scored “Likely to Pass” on subtests not yet taken (not for retests).
  • 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.

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 at least one subtest 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.

Click here for GED®  Testing Fee Scholarship  information.
Click here for GED®  Testing Fee Scholarship application. 

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 Edu​cation (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.

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