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Modern States announces additional funding, continued CLEP vouchers
Quote: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 to entry
New York (August 13, 2019) – Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible to everyone, today announced that it received an additional gift from its founder and CEO Steve Klinsky, and grants from foundations including the Achelis and Bodman Foundation, the Laura B. Vogler Foundation and The Starr Foundation. The Heckscher Foundation for Children also has partnered with Modern States, providing funds to New York City public schools in Harlem and the Bronx to facilitate adoption of Modern States.

The support of these foundations will help Modern States continue to provide a free path to college for all kinds of learners.

“We are very grateful for the growing levels of support from outstanding and like-minded foundations,” said Klinsky, who conceived of the Modern States program originally and paid for the program’s courses to be developed. “No one should be blocked from education by lack of funds. The new grants and gifts for Modern States help ensure that many thousands of students can learn at a college level, save on tuition, and move one step closer to earning their diploma.”

“Tens of thousands of poor and underserved youth fail to obtain a degree due to the high cost associated with attending college,” said Peter Sloane, chairman and CEO of The Heckscher Foundation. “There is no better way to obtain free credits for college than Modern States.”

“I’ve seen firsthand hundreds of students benefit from this extraordinary opportunity to earn free college credit,” said Darrin Theriault, director of academic testing at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. “Modern States' Freshman Year for Free has been a game changer in many students' lives.”

"Modern States provides a great opportunity for students to prepare for CLEP exams and earn college credit, free of charge,” said Emily Paulsen, executive director of CLEP for The College Board. “The Modern States courses are a great resource for working students, service members, and students of all ages and backgrounds to ultimately save on tuition and get a head start on their college degrees.”
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They definitely deserve it! I’m truly thankful for them covering my College Composition CLEP Exam. Even though their courses aren’t enough to pass a CLEP test, it’s still a fantastic starting point for anybody wanting to get involved with testing out of courses.
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I'm so excited to see their funding extended. Wink
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This is amazing!

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That's great! I recently noticed there's a CLEP testing center about a mile from me. It's just my luck that they started administering CLEPS a year after I graduated lol!
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