Free Freshman Year of College — The Education Exchange

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Steve Klinsky, founder and CEO of, joins Paul Peterson to discuss his new charity, which offers students up to 40 transferrable college credits for free.

Modern States presents a set of high-quality online courses, taught by real college professors, that students would typically take in their freshman year of college. Students access the courses and textbooks for free online and earn course credit by taking a College Board-certified exam upon completion—and Modern States will pay the testing fee for the first 10,000 students who take an end-of-course exam.

Klinsky detailed the organization’s mission in a blog post here.

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