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Articles The Record

SUNY Empire forms partnership with Modern States

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership between Empire State College, SUNY and ModernStates.org to offer a full library of free online college courses and materials for all New Yorkers, at no cost to the state or students.

Press Releases Modern States

New Partnership with Nonprofit ‘Modern States’ Further Extends ‘Freshman Year for Free Program’ to Veterans and Active Duty Military Families

Governor [Cuomo] (NY) is announcing a new partnership between SUNY and the nonprofit Modern States to further extend the Freshman Year for Free program to veterans and active duty military families. “America’s veterans risk their lives to defend our freedom, and in this state we honor them by expanding the resources and opportunities they need […]

Articles CNBC

One way to graduate college with less debt

“These students have everything they need,” said Andrew Vincent, the principal of Thomas Jefferson. “The only thing that these students may not have is enough money for a four-year degree.” As a pilot program, Thomas Jefferson partnered with Modern States Education Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to making a college education more affordable. Modern […]

Articles The Advocate

Letters: La. on right course with college credits

It was great to see your newspaper’s recent article on Louisiana leading the nation in the number of College Level Examination Program exams taken by students for free college credit. As the founder and CEO of the Modern States Education Alliance, a charity dedicated to making a college education more affordable and accessible for everyone, […]

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. […]

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