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Articles Chalkbeat

You’ve heard of AP exams. Why not CLEP?

Up until this point, CLEP exams were most popular with undergraduate students looking for a quick way to plug any last-minute holes in their credit requirements. Modern States, a New York-based philanthropy dedicated to making college more accessible and affordable, is changing that. The organization is now focused on getting high school students to take […]

Articles University Business

Fast Start: HBCU aims to expand access in partnership

Since 2017, the nonprofit Modern States Education Alliance has helped more than 280,000 students take free courses through edX to prepare for the College Level Examination Program from the College Board. An offshoot of the program, Modern States last year forged a partnership with Purdue University on a guaranteed admissions initiative called Fast Start for […]

Articles Diverse

Modern States Education Alliance, Morgan State University Partner to Address College Affordability Challenges

With student debt loan rising—which currently exceeds $30,000 on average for recent graduates—non-profit Modern States Education Alliance™ sought to address the college affordability problem. The solution? Offering the ability for prospective students to earn college credit at no cost. As part of the Fast Start initiative, which was first launched at Purdue University in 2020, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Articles Concord Monitor

Free tests for college credit offered in N.H.

The state’s partnership with a philanthropic effort means 1,000 free exams are being offered that can be used for college credit. Under the partnership announced Monday, the Department of Education said a philanthropy called the Modern States Education Alliance will pay for up to 1,000 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests given by the College Board. […]

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