Students looking to claim college credit without paying anything for the classes now have another option, courtesy of a project called Freshman Year for Free.

 

The venture, being formally unveiled on Wednesday, includes a catalog of online courses in more than 40 subjects that were developed by academics affiliated with major universities across the country. Leaders of the Modern States Education Alliance, the New York City philanthropy behind the project, call it an “on ramp” to college.
 

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