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The Ayers Foundation Signs on as First Charitable Partner of Modern States Education Alliance

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with The Ayers Foundation, an organization committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Tennessee through education, conservation and social welfare. The partnership will create additional pathways for Tennessee high school students […]

Articles CollegeBoard CLEP

Free CLEP Courses from Modern States Education Alliance

A series of free online courses in CLEP subjects is now available through the Modern States Education Alliance. The courses are taught by college professors and delivered online via the Modern States website. The CLEP courses are self-paced, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions on enrolling.

Articles Black Enterprise

The Freshman Year You Don’t Have to Pay For

I’m always interested in education topics and especially about saving money, so I quickly clicked on the link. I came across what sounds like a genuinely exciting and unique opportunity: the chance to earn a full year of college credit absolutely free. And not just any college credits, but coursework taught by professors from some […]

Articles myCentralJersey.com

College Connection: ‘Freshman Year for Free’ offers great opportunities

The Washington Post recently touted a program that could help reign in student debt that has mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. It’s called “Freshman Year for Free,” and it’s offered through the Modern States Education Alliance, a non-profit that helps students get through college with substantially less debt.

Articles The Washington Post

Making a dent in student debt with ‘Freshman Year for Free’

There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. […]

Articles Campus Technology

College Program Promotes ‘Freshman Year for Free’

A free “on-ramp” to college has just opened. The Modern States Education Alliance, a group of public colleges and universities, has posted a set of on-demand college classes that wannabe-students can take for no cost, including digital textbooks used in the courses. When they feel ready, those same students can take the College-Level Exam Program […]

Articles RealClearLife

Free College Is Now Here … Really

Something important happened in the field of education this month. For the first time ever, any student anywhere can take top-quality courses online in every major freshman college subject, taught by professors from the most prestigious universities, that lead to full academic credit at 2,900 traditional colleges, such as Purdue, Penn State, Colorado State and […]

Articles The College Fix

New program offers a free year of college if students pay for the tests

With four-year college graduation rates hovering between 19 and 36 percent, some organizations are trying to hurry students along by giving them low-cost alternatives to the classroom. A new effort that launched last week even tries to entice students by offering them their “Freshman Year for Free.” The nonprofit Modern States Education Alliance provides more […]

Articles University Business

Modern States launches “Freshman Year for Free”

MModern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and attainable for everyone, today announced a key milestone: the first-ever catalog of tuition-free online courses for 40+ core freshman subjects, which enables learners to earn traditional academic credits at more than 2,900 major colleges and universities.

Articles Bloomberg

In the Hamptons, a Financier Talks Housemates and College Credit

Steve Klinsky knows how Goldman Sachs careers can arc and bend. In the 1990s, Robert Kaplan and Phil Murphy were his roommates in a share house in Sagaponack. Kaplan is now Dallas Fed president, Murphy is running for governor of New Jersey, and Klinsky, 17 years into helming his own private equity firm, has created […]

Articles Teens Got Cents

Can’t Afford College? Get Your Freshman Year for Free!!!

A few months ago I heard about a program called ‘Freshman Year For Free’. Really? I almost didn’t even bother to look it up because it sounded way too good to be true. I’m so glad I did! If you can’t afford college but really want to work on getting a degree this is a […]

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