The HiSET, Missouri’s high school equivalency exam, is now free to those taking the test for the first time.
The HiSET replaced the GED in Missouri in 2014. The test normally costs $98.75 for test takers, but legislation passed in the 2019 Missouri legislative session waived costs for first time applicants.
Ozarks Technical Community College announced a free Adult Education and Literacy program that will help individuals prepare for the HiSET. In addition to preparation for the HiSET, students can also learn English as a second language or improve abilities in reading, math, and writing.
AEL participatings must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in high school.
“Our instructors do phenomenal work in preparing students to take the HiSET exam,” Ramona George, OTC director of AEL, said in a statement. “And now, our students can wholly focus on preparing for the test without worrying about the cost to take it.”
In the last school year, OTC helped 166 students earn their HiSET. All graduates of the AEL program also get one of OTC’s three-credit-hour classes for free.
Registration for the program and more information can be found on OTC’s Website or by calling 417-447-8860.