Texas high schoolers get vouchers for free college entrance exams

By Morgan Thomas - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – To get more high school juniors to take college entrance exams the state is paying for it.

Last month Lufkin High School received vouchers from the Texas Education Agency to give students who register to take the S.A.T. on May 1st or June 15th or the A.C.T. on June 16th.

The T.E.A. coordinated with the governing boards of both exams to pay for one test each for Texas juniors.

Saving students and their parents $45 for the S.A.T. and $47  for the A.C.T.

"It's saving our students a great deal of money especially if they take both tests," said Jennifer Williams, GEAR UP Director for L.H.S.

Parents and students were alerted of the vouchers a few weeks ago.

Williams says the number of students to register for one or both tests was probably twice the number last year.

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