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Texas Tech to Pilot Statewide Online Diploma Completion Program
Texas Tech University is launching a new pilot program to help students in the state complete their diplomas or earn a GED. The program is in partnership with TTU K–12, a fully online school district operated by Texas Tech, and is being made possible by a $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.
The one-year pilot program will initially involve 1,000 students from different parts of Texas. High school courses and GED prep classes will be offered free for participants. To be eligible for the program, students must be more than 21 years old and must not have completed high school or earned a GED. Students who take the GED will be able to do so for free or at a reduced cost through waivers.
According to TTU and Texas Tech: "TTU K–12 will provide tutoring services, support services, and college/career readiness training for students involved in the program. Through a partnership between Texas Tech, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Education Agency, students in the program who want to sit for their GED will be given GED testing waivers, so the test is at little-to-no cost to them."
The program will run through September 2023. Student applications and further details can be found here.