LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Louisville organization is working with Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage those without high school diplomas to take the GED test this year.
That's because changes are coming at the beginning of next year. The price of the test will double to $120 and the exam will be more difficult.
Officials say there are about 400,000 Kentuckians of working age that don't have a high school credential.
Laura Pineda told The Courier-Journal that she is studying hard so she can take the test before the end of the year. She says she won't be able to afford it after the price increase.
If students don't finish the current test by Dec. 18, they will have to take the new one.
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