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Video: What to do when college affordability becomes as issue

When it comes to college, affordability can be a hurdle, to say the least. For some, it’s an outright barrier. But there are strategies families can follow that can help. Steve Klinksy, founder and CEO of Modern States Education Alliance, joins us to discuss what families can do to address affordability.

Articles Forbes

Our College System Is Exposed — What Now?

How about a “Freshman Year for Free”? Modern States Education Alliance now makes that possible. Students can take certified courses from approved and recognized university professors, sit for CLEP, a nationwide end-of-course exam, and earn enough credits to start their sophomore years without having paid a dime.

Articles Marietta Daily Journal

Walton seniors test their math knowledge

Laura Speer, a math teacher at Walton, instructs an algebra class targeted at students who will pursue a liberal arts track in college. The course culminates with students taking a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, offered by the College Board… Speer supplemented her algebra curriculum with a free course from Modern States Education Alliance, […]

Articles Campaign for Free College Tuition

Free College Courses for Credit: Now a Reality

Nobody should be denied a college education for lack of money. However, as evidenced by student debt exceeding $1.5 trillion, college affordability is a major issue for students and their families. The Modern States philanthropy has created a tool to address the college cost problem: a digital public library of great online college courses at […]

Articles RealClearPolitics

Democrats Just Voted Against Free College

On Feb. 27, Democrats in New Hampshire defeated House Bill 673, which would have allocated $100,000 to cover the cost of students taking exams for free college credit. The bill was defeated by a vote of 202-141, with 199 Democrats “opposed” and only four in favor. The bill was proposed by Glenn Cordelli, a longstanding […]

Articles EducationNext

Entree to Freshman Year

In 2012, at the height of the MOOC craze, Klinsky, a venture capitalist and philanthropist, decided the nation needed a new, innovation-focused accreditor that would recognize specific courses for credit. So he joined forces with a former ED official, David A. Bergeron, then at the Center for American Progress, and set about creating one.

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States’ “Freshman Year for Free” Reaches 100,000 Registered Users Milestone

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a key milestone: the registration of 100,000 students. The “Freshman Year for Free” initiative, which aspires to be a practical “on-ramp” into the traditional college system, enables learners of any age and background to earn academic credits […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Education Alliance Partners With Jackson-Madison County Schools and the University of Memphis Lambuth to Provide Students With On-Ramp to College

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with the Jackson-Madison County School System and the University of Memphis Lambuth to provide Jackson-Madison students the opportunity to earn free college credit while they are still in high school. The “Freshman Year for Free” […]

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