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Press Releases Modern States

Modern States Becomes Largest “Free College for Credit” System in the United States

Continued Growth of “Freshman Year for Free” Program Highlights Need for Alternative Pathways to College for Students of All Ages and Backgrounds Over 300,000 registered students to date; nearly 50,000 credit-bearing exams taken by students Students have saved more than $75 million on college tuition by turning to Modern States “Freshman Year for Free” program creates an […]

Press Releases Modern States

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Partners with Modern States to Pilot Models for Demonstrating College-Level Mastery and Earning Free College Credit for New Jersey Students

Today, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) and Modern States announced a pilot partnership to provide students across New Jersey with the opportunity to earn free college credit for demonstrating college-level mastery. The partnership with Modern States furthers the goals outlined in the State Plan for Higher Education by offering students college […]

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.

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 Program is entirely free for students; no barrier […]

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