More than 1 million Georgians over age 25 don't have a high school diploma or GED.
For adults, getting a GED can be key to landing a job or earning more money. Soon they'll have to pay more to take the test.
This summer, the cost more than doubles, to $50 per test, or $250 for all five. If to you take all five tests on the same day, you'll pay $175.
Percy Hill, who runs GED tests at Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, says many people who go back for the degree don't have a job, or don't earn much, and struggle to pay test fees.
"That's a big jump for people who are living on basic, just basic amounts of money every month," Hill said.
Georgia's technical college system says they had to increase costs because the national company that runs the tests raised fees. The new fees take effect July 1.