The price of high school equivalency testing varies from state to state, but in most states the GED fee is around $120, and the HiSET and TASC are cheaper. In California, though, students need to pay $35 per each of the 4 GED modules for a total of $140, but the state also implemented the TASC and HiSET. Florida charges $128 for the GED, but there are also states that offer the High School Equivalency exam at no charge at all.
New York State replaced the GED with the cheaper TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) and continues to offer the state exam at no charge, as do three more states.
4 states offer GED or high school equivalency testing for free: New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Maine.
- New York and West Virginia use the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
- Maine is using the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)
- Connecticut uses the GED exam (but there is a small registration fee)
2 states subsidize the GED exam:
- Arkansas: the GED exam fee is $16 ($4 per module or test)
- Maryland: the GED exam costs $45 for all 4 subjects, $11,25 per module