GED tests free for Kentuckians through June 30

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - General Equivalency Diploma tests, commonly known as GED tests, will be free to Kentuckians through June 30.

Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will pay the usual $55 fee during this period.

According to the Council on Postsecondary Education, free GED classes are available through local adult education programs in all 120 Kentucky counties. To be eligible to take the GED, students must first successfully complete the GED Official Practice Test to make sure they are prepared for the actual test.

"This is a great benefit for anyone who wants a fresh start on a high school diploma and a postsecondary education," said Peg Russell, director of Adult Education and COMPASS coordinator for Gateway Community and Technical College.

Gateway administers GED tests at the Urban Center, 525 Scott Boulevard in Covington, and at its Edgewood Campus at 790 Thomas More Parkway.

For more information and to check available dates at Gateway test sites, Kentucky residents can go to or call (859) 442-1611.

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