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Press Releases Michigan House of Representatives

Rep. Frederick: New program helps Michigan residents earn free college credit

State Rep. Ben Frederick today announced a new opportunity for Michigan residents to participate in free online courses to prepare for Advance Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Frederick, of Owosso, said both exam programs give people a chance to earn free credits at Michigan universities and community colleges without taking coursework. “This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States receives $1.3 million in additional funding

Modern States Education Alliance Marks Second Anniversary With Additional $1.3 Million in Gifts and Over 150,000 Students Philanthropy Helps All Learners Earn College Credit for Free Modern States is now America’s leading free college program In two years, over 150,000 students registered for free courses on ModernStates.org Program is entirely free for students; no barrier […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States’ “Freshman Year for Free” Reaches 100,000 Registered Users Milestone

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a key milestone: the registration of 100,000 students. The “Freshman Year for Free” initiative, which aspires to be a practical “on-ramp” into the traditional college system, enables learners of any age and background to earn academic credits […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Education Alliance Partners With Jackson-Madison County Schools and the University of Memphis Lambuth to Provide Students With On-Ramp to College

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with the Jackson-Madison County School System and the University of Memphis Lambuth to provide Jackson-Madison students the opportunity to earn free college credit while they are still in high school. The “Freshman Year for Free” […]

Press Releases Modern States

First Student Earns College Freshman Year for Free From Modern States Education Alliance

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a significant milestone: the program’s first student to earn their entire freshman year of college tuition-free since the site launched in 2017. William Rush, a 17-year-old high school senior in Vancouver, Washington, earned a free year’s worth […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Partners With Henderson County Public Schools, NAACP and El Centro to Provide Free Year of College

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with the Henderson County Public Schools and the local chapters of the NAACP and El Centro. The organizations will work together to help area high school students realize their full potential and earn free college […]

Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Education Alliance Partners With the National Rural Education Association to Help Bring Top Quality College Courses to High School Students

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with the National Rural Education Association (NREA), an advocate for rural schools and communities. Working together, the organizations will help high school students in rural areas of the U.S. earn free college credit before graduation. […]

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