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The $1,000 Degree

Asked how much money he spent on college, Tim Hellwig responded: “That’s the million dollar question right there.” He then gave a $1,000 dollar answer. “It only ended up costing me about $1,000 for a 120-credit, four-year computer science degree,” Hellwig, 28, said in an interview. “That’s insane, right? No one expects that but it’s […]

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CLEP and Modern States Are There for Students When Advanced Placement Isn’t an Option

Advanced Placement (AP) courses help many high school students get ahead in their studies, though only if their schools participate in the program. Modern States exists for everyone, including AP students. A philanthropy, Modern States offers 32 completely free online courses that prepare learners for the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Passing CLEP […]

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Earning Advance College Credit

Millions complain about costly college tuition and soaring student debt. On “Tests and the Rest,” David Vise, who runs Modern States “Freshman Year for Free,” reveals real proven ways you can slash the cost of college now.

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How to Get Your Associate’s Degree Before Graduating High School

And a bachelor’s degree on your 19th birthday; and an MBA five months later  Ahmad Salem is doing life his way, and he’s crushing it. Full of motivation, Salem was a 16-year-old high-school junior when he began working full-time in retail after school and during weekends. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, his plan was […]

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India to Indiana: Purdue Ph.D. Student Is Thriving With Help From Modern States

When Purdue University student Abhishek Sharma wanted to devote his time to computer-science research rather than the general-education classes required for his major, he turned to Modern States. Our philanthropy offers a free online collection of college-professor-led, freshman-level classes tied to the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Passing CLEP test scores can be […]

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Modern States Becomes Largest “Free College for Credit” System in the United States

Continued Growth of “Freshman Year for Free” Program Highlights Need for Alternative Pathways to College for Students of All Ages and Backgrounds Over 300,000 registered students to date; nearly 50,000 credit-bearing exams taken by students Students have saved more than $75 million on college tuition by turning to Modern States “Freshman Year for Free” program creates an […]

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