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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 […]

Articles The Gadgeteer

Use ModernStates.org 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 […]

Articles WLFI.com

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 […]

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.

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, […]

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