How to Claim and Use a GED Voucher
Congratulations on making the decision to take the GED to complete your high school education!
Cincinnati Public Schools is an authorized Career-Technical Planning District, which allows the district to issue to eligible test-takers vouchers worth up to $80 each toward the cost of the GED (General Educational Development) test. (Total cost is $120 to take the GED 2014.)
Follow these easy steps below to receive your voucher. The voucher is valid for 120 days from the date it is issued, so do not claim it too early. Be sure you’re ready to schedule your test before you get the voucher.
- Set up a SAFE account with the Ohio Department of Education.
- Set up an account with the GED Testing Service. This account is called “MyGED” and the Dashboard (home page) is where your voucher alert will show up.
- Follow and complete the prompts after setting up your “MyGED” account until you are asked if you are willing and able to participate in the voucher offer. To receive the voucher, you must answer “Yes.”
To claim your voucher, contact Cincinnati Public Schools (an authorized Career-Technical Planning District): Call or email Debbie Mullins, (513) 363-6100. For a list of other Authorized Career-Technical Planning Districts, follow the link in the Dashboard Alerts on MyGED, or visit Career-Technical Planning Districts (CTPDs) on the Ohio Department of Education Website.
Using your GED Voucher
The GED 2014 costs $120 (4 tests at $30 per test). Your voucher will be worth up to $80. You can use it all at once if you apply to take all four subject-area tests at the same time. The cost to you to take the full test with the voucher would be $40.
If you schedule each test separately, you can use $20 from the voucher on each test. The cost to you to take each individual test would be $10. The maximum amount you will pay to take GED 2014 the first time with a voucher is $40.
The voucher is valid for 120 days from the date it is issued.
Cincinnati Public Schools GED® Voucher Contact Information:
Adult Basic & Literacy Education
Queen City Vocational Center
425 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Phone: (513) 363-6100