What is the GED by 23?
Through a partnership with the SC Technical College System, individuals who complete a GED or high school diploma through a SC Adult Education office are eligible to receive funds to cover the tuition and fees costs to attend a SC technical college.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete a high school diploma or GED through Adult Education between July 1, 2021
and June 30, 2023,
- Complete two sections of the GED and are part of an integrated education and training career pathway between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023.
Eligible expenditures include tuition and associated fees for credit and non-credit training programs. There is no maximum award amount for eligible students. Award amounts should not exceed the total costs of tuition and fees.
Eligible programs must lead directly to employment and is a program that can be completed in one year or less.
Curriculum programs are traditional classes in a classroom/lab setting. These Certificate and Degree programs usually last 1-3 semesters and get you job ready in rapidly growing sectors.
QuickJobs are designed to provide intensive and complete job training; prior experience in a field is not required. Most programs only take a few months to complete, and some can be finished in a matter of weeks.