The American Council on Education, which administers the exam for GED testing, is raising the fees for the test. Students will pay up to $250 for the five-part test measuring reading, writing, social studies, science and math skills.
That's up from $95 for the full battery of tests. The Technical College System of Georgia approved the fee increase this month.
Last year, nearly 20,000 Georgians received their GED, which is given to adults who never graduated from high school. The state offers free classes and test preparation to any Georgia resident.
Experts estimate that 1.1 million Georgians over the age of 25 don't have a high school or GED diploma.