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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Modern States Education Alliance Partners With Collierville Schools and University of Memphis to Give High School Students Access to Tuition-Free College Credit

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with the Collierville School District and the University of Memphis to provide Collierville students the opportunity to earn free college credit while they are still in high school.

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The Ayers Foundation Signs on as First Charitable Partner of Modern States Education Alliance

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, today announced a partnership with The Ayers Foundation, an organization committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Tennessee through education, conservation and social welfare. The partnership will create additional pathways for Tennessee high school students […]

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Modern States Launches “Freshman Year For Free”, Tuition-free College-level Courses For Credit In All Major Freshman Subjects

Philanthropy Provides Free Online Classes and Textbooks to Earn Credit Through the College Board’s AP and CLEP Exam Programs; Also Offers to Pay Test Fees for First 10,000 Students. Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and attainable for everyone, today announced a key milestone: the first-ever catalog […]

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We’ve Extended Our Offer to Provide CLEP Vouchers

Modern States Freshman Year For Free OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO EARN FREE COLLEGE CREDIT A new, high-quality path to free college credit is launching this year. The goal of the pilot program, dubbed “Freshman Year for Free,” is to make college more accessible and affordable for high school students, college students and adult learners, including […]

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New non-profit organization dedicated to “Freshman Year for Free”

CONTACT: DAVID VISE (202) 439-0318; DavidVise@Gmail.com December 17, 2014. A new non-profit group, the Modern States Education Alliance, was launched in New York today. Its goal is to create a path to a tuition free, high quality and universally accessible college education for any motivated student who seeks one. The founding principle of Modern States […]

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“Freshman Year for Free” Press Announcement

MODERN STATES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FRESHMAN YEAR FOR FREE COLLABORATES WITH EDX TO FUND DEVELOPMENT OF MORE THAN 20 FREE ONLINE COURSES OVER THE NEXT YEAR New York, NY and Cambridge, MA — January 15, 2015 — Today the non-profit Modern States Education Alliance announced a major new initiative — “Freshman Year for Free” — […]

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