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Articles Red Maryland

Taking Education Online: Making College More Accessible

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forces Americans to shelter in place and keep a social distance from each other, an opportunity exists to more fully harness available technology.  Expanding distance learning’s use has this potential. Beyond addressing the immediate challenge of educating during COVID, it can help make college more affordable, by reducing tuition costs and […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Education Alliance Experiences Record Growth as More Learners Opt for Online Courses

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible to everyone, today announced that March 2020 included record days of growth for the organization. To date, more than 210,000 people are registered for the rapidly-growing free college program, which enables learners of any age and background to earn […]

Articles The Gadgeteer

Use to test out of a year of college for free!

Perhaps you’ve heard by now about the student loan debt crisis. According to a Forbes article written in February 2019, about 45 million people owe a total of over $1.5 trillion in student loans here in the United States. That just blows my mind. If you happen to have high school-aged kids or other family […]

Articles Inside Indiana

Purdue: Online Program Could Save Thousands in College Costs

Purdue University has announced what it calls an innovative program to help Indiana high school students earn up to a year’s worth of college credit for free through a vast digital library of college courses, which could save students and families thousands of dollars. The program, called Fast Start, is a partnership with New York-based […]


Purdue Launches Fast Start Program for Indiana High School Students

Purdue president Mitch Daniels announced a new program that will make college more affordable for students who live in rural and inner-city communities. The program is called Purdue Fast Start and is designed to help Indiana high school students earn access to up to a year of college credit through free online courses and the […]

Press Releases Purdue University

Purdue launches Fast Start program for Indiana high school students

In a move aligned with Purdue University’s land-grant mission, President Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday (Feb. 18) the Purdue Fast Start program, designed to help Indiana high school students earn access to up to a year of college credit through free online courses and the corresponding College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. The program is the […]

Articles The Record

SUNY Empire forms partnership with Modern States

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership between Empire State College, SUNY and 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 […]

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