Free GED study assistance/testing available through MPCC

Haven Barmore GED
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Individuals interested in obtaining a GED may be able to earn one for free through Mid-Plains Community College.

MPCC offers free study assistance and testing for those who qualify. That includes classes, a practice test and the official GED test. Chromebooks and hotspots can also be checked out by qualifying individuals.

“Obtaining a GED is an opportunity to continue an education and gain a better paying job that will allow for a sustainable income,” said Robin Rankin, MPCC’s area director of Adult Education/ADA. “Mid-Plains Community College also offers a scholarship opportunity for those who obtain a GED.”

Individuals must be 18 or older or have officially withdrawn from high school and have permission from the Nebraska Department of Education to study for the GED. Anyone who is 16 or 17 may enroll with proper paperwork.

MPCC offers flexible class scheduling throughout its 18-county service area to accommodate students. A hybrid distance education option is also available.

Additionally, Mid-Plains instructors offer personalized instruction to assist students in reaching their goals in a timely manner.

“We have had people from all walks of life and all ages obtain the GED,” Rankin said. “That was evident at our graduation ceremony this past May. A radiology technician, nursing assistant, business manager, multi-business owner, paraprofessional, National Guard member and phlebotomist were represented. All of those jobs started with obtaining the GED.”

More information about MPCC’s GED program can be found online at or through Rankin at or (308) 535-3637.