High School Equivalency Program
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their family members earn a GED (General Education Diploma. Once participants have their GED, HEP will help them find better jobs, vocational training, military service, or admittance into colleges, universities, or other post-secondary education.
HEP is led by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and is funded annually at $475,000 for a five-year cycle by the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Migrant Education.
WSU HEP Advantages
- Participants can choose to live on campus in the residence halls with earning their GED.
- Commuting travel expenses covered by stipend
About the GED
The General Education Diploma is:
- Series of four subject tests
- Certifies "equivalency" to a high school diploma
Benefits of a Diploma
- Higher paying careers
- Ability to apply for higher education
- Personal satisfaction of achievement