Fee Increase for Missouri High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)


Beginning January 1, 2019, the fee to take each of the five High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) subtests will increase by 75 cents to $10.75. The total cost for all five tests will be $98.75:

  • Fee per Subtest (five subtests x $10.75) = $53.75
  • Testing Center Fee (five subtests x $7) = $35.00
  • Annual State Administration Fee = $10.00

Test-takers have two additional retakes available. Each subtest has a 12-month testing window, which automatically begins at the time of purchase of that subtest. Test-takers using the available retakes pay the testing center fee ($7 per subtest). Test-takers can take subtests up to three times in a calendar year.

Since January 2014, Missouri has used the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) to determine if someone has earned a Missouri High School Equivalency Certificate. The HiSET test is made up of five subtests: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. People who dropped out of high school or who were home schooled may receive a Missouri High School Equivalency Certificate by achieving a qualifying HiSET score.