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Articles New Jersey 101.5

Big savings for students: NJ colleges now offering free courses

The New Jersey Office of Higher Education is working with a nonprofit organization to launch pilot program that will allow Garden State students and adults to get a boost in their college careers. Brian Bridges, the state secretary of higher education said as part of the pilot, the Modern States Educational Alliance has agreed to […]

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Why Modern States Courses Are the Perfect Fit for DREAMers

Why Modern States Courses Are the Perfect Fit for DREAMers Making the most of a free, seamless, hassle-free catalog of credit-earning college courses If you’re a DREAMer, an undocumented immigrant youth who came to the U.S. at a young age, you’ve likely encountered endless hurdles when it comes to your education. That said, if you’re […]

Articles The Shelbyville News

Celebrating Pi with Pie

Another opportunity I want all of you to be aware of is the opportunity for your high school student to become a Klinsky Scholar, as part of the Purdue Fast Start Program. The program is through Modern States, an online philanthropic college course catalogue, which allows a High School student to take college courses online […]

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Closing the Gap: Emily Mateo Makes the Most of Time Away From School

Emily Mateo’s story is like that of so many college freshmen who arrive on campus only to find the environment isn’t a fit. As a student at the U.S. Military Academy, she realized the path to her dream career as a neurosurgeon would be better achieved through a civilian route. So, she’s transferring to Binghamton […]

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NYC x Freshman Year for Free Gives Students College-Level Confidence

Scarlet Almanzar, a motivated student who in 2020 graduated from The Young Women’s Leadership School in the Bronx, was looking to build college-level confidence last summer when she turned to NYC x Freshman Year for Free (NYC x FYFF). “I wanted to know what level of difficulty the college curriculum was going to be,,” Almanzar, 19, […]

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How to Enter College as a Debt-Free Second-Semester Junior

Nineteen-year-old Noah Hill never knew life as an underclassman, and he’s already done with college.  Hill, from rural Crewe, Virginia, in December earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Charter Oaks State College, a Connecticut-based online school that — other than a good education — offered him exactly what he was looking for upon […]

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Meet the Metcalfs: Using Modern States for Homeschool Bonding

For Karen Metcalf, choosing to homeschool her five children is about family connections. “I really want to know my kids well, and for them to know each other well,” Metcalf said in an interview. “They do, and I do.” Metcalf, coordinator of the homeschool program for Maryville Christian School in Maryville, Tennessee, turned to Modern […]

Articles Homeschooling for College Credit

Homeschooling with CLEP: Game-changer for Sean’s Future

…COVID happens and Sean’s robotics season ends abruptly. He finds he has more free time on his hands and even though their CLEP testing centers are closed, he hits the free Modern States CLEP prep program hard and starts accumulating CLEP vouchers while he waits for them to reopen. Modern States CLEP voucher program provides […]

Press Releases Purdue University

Inaugural Fast Start students join Purdue in fall 2021

High school seniors William Herrell and identical twins Jenelle and Sydney Ward hail from rural Indiana communities, excited about starting the next chapter in their lives: college. Now, they have something else in common: The Wards and Herrell are the first Fast Start program students to gain admission into Purdue University.

Articles My College Planning Team

7 Unconventional Ways to Earn Money Towards Your Kid’s Dream Degree

College is a big expense, and saving for it can be stressful for both parents and students. It’s easy to make mistakes in this process of saving and paying for an education. We all know about filling out the FAFSA. But let’s talk about 7 unique strategies for saving and paying for college.

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