How Much Does It Cost To Get a GED?

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The Cost of a GED

The minimum cost involved in earning a GED is the cost of the tests that must be passed to earn the GED. This is a fixed cost. Some individuals may also opt to pay for tutoring or classes to prepare for their GED. These are variable costs that do not apply to all individuals.

Fixed Costs - Minimum Testing Prices Per State or Territory

The cost of the GED can vary tremendously from one state/territory to the other. One state lets candidates take the entire GED for free while others charge $45 per subtest. Check out the following table to see the cost per subtest and for all 4 tests combined for each state/territory that uses the GED:

State/Territory Cost per Subtest Cost for all 4 Tests Combined
Alabama $30 $120
Alaska $30 $120
American Samoa $30 $120
Arizona $35 $140
Arkansas $4 $16
California $35 $140
Colorado $37.50 $150
Connecticut $0 (residents only) $0 (residents only)
D.C. $3.75 $15
Delaware $30 $120
Florida $32 $128
Georgia $40 $160
Guam $31.25 $125
Hawaii $37.50 $150
Idaho $30 $120
Illinois $30 $120
Kansas $33 $132
Kentucky $30 $120
Maryland $11.25 $45
Massachusetts $31.25 $125
Michigan $37.50 $150
Minnesota $30 $120
Mississippi $30 $120
Nebraska $30 $120
Nevada $23.75 $95
New Jersey $30 $120
New Mexico $20 $80
North Carolina $20 $80
North Dakota $30 $120
Northern Mariana Islands $30 $120
Ohio $30 $120
Oklahoma $34 $136
Oregon $38 $152
Pennsylvania $30 $120
Rhode Island $30 $120
South Carolina $37.50 $150
South Dakota $32.50 $130
Texas $36.25 $145
Utah $30 $120
Vermont $30 $120
Virginia $30 $120
Virgin Islands $30 $120
Washington $30 $120
Wisconsin $33.75 $135
Wyoming $30 $120

Variable Costs

There are a number of things that can increase the cost of earning your GED. If you don't live close to a testing site, you may need to travel a considerable distance. Associated costs could include gas and parking.

Other factors include optional study materials, classes, tutoring costs and the cost of retaking exams.

Study Guides

There are online study guides and resource materials provided by different educational companies. The costs of these guides vary. Some are free, but students may also opt to buy resource materials.

Prep Classes and Tutoring

Some students may choose to use GED classes or tutors to help them prepare to pass their GED exams. The costs of these services will vary based on which service provider they choose and whether they need these services for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 exams.

Studying For GED Tests

Using the links here you can access materials that can help you study for your GED exams. You can use these courses on a smartphone, computer or tablet, as long as you have an internet connection.

What Does GED Stand For?

GED stands for the General Educational Development tests. These exams are taken by individuals who did not earn a high school diploma and cover four main subject areas. The successful completion of these tests provides the same benefits as graduating high school. Read on to learn more.

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