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Articles The Chronicle Of Higher Education

Three Trends of Note; Plus a Milestone for a ‘Free College Venture’

Two years after publicly launching its “Freshman Year for Free” program, the Modern States Education Alliance announced this month that its free online courses have enrolled more than 150,000 students. Modern States offers more than 40 online courses, all taught by professors recruited from various universities. The courses are designed for students aiming to earn […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States receives $1.3 million in additional funding

Modern States Education Alliance Marks Second Anniversary With Additional $1.3 Million in Gifts and Over 150,000 Students Philanthropy Helps All Learners Earn College Credit for Free Modern States is now America’s leading free college program In two years, over 150,000 students registered for free courses on ModernStates.org Program is entirely free for students; no barrier […]

Articles Philanthropy Magazine

College Should Be More Useful

A nonprofit called Modern States Education Alliance is dedicated to helping lower-income students pile up college credits before they step foot on campus. This increases their ability to complete a degree on time, or even ahead of time. The Modern States program “Freshman Year for Free” methodically guides high-school students through online courses plus A.P. […]

Success Stories Modern States Success Stories

“I Took the Scenic Route”

Almost 30 years ago, Kerri Cook Halligan earned her GED, began community college and started a family. She soon found herself pulled in too many directions and put her education on hold. In November 2018, she began using Modern States to prepare for and pass the Human Growth and Development CLEP exam. She passed six […]

Articles Fox Rochester

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 […]

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