Recently, the FTC mailed out more than 8,000 refund checks to students who enrolled in Stratford Career Institute’s high school program. According to Stratford Career Institute’s website, their high school program covers traditional school subjects. Yet, consumers would have to continue to click links to eventually find out that Stratford’s high school program may not be an appropriate substitute for a state’s GED exam and that potential employers may not accept completion of their program, either.
The cost for Stratford’s high school program isn’t easily found. There’s a no coupon needed promotion to save $300 off of their tuition. To get the price, one has to look at the top of the page and click “High School Program” again to learn that Stratford charges almost $700 for their program. Most GED preparatory programs are offered for free through public libraries. There are also companies in each state that offer private GED preparation for as low as $20. The cost of taking the GED varies from state to state, but is usually less than $100.