NYC x Freshman Year for Free

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"Freshman Year for Free Takes Aim at Student Debt"

"The Freshman Year You Don't Have To Pay For"

How It Works

  1. Verify that you are eligible by completing our application. Students in the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 from over 20 NYC high schools are included.

    Complete Application
  2. Create your Modern States account

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  3. See which courses your college of interest will accept for credit and enroll in courses accordingly; you can take more than one at a time if you would like.

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  4. Courses prepare you for CLEP exams accepted for credit at over 2,900 colleges and universities – including SUNY and some CUNY schools. Passing the CLEP exam for each course you take is how you earn the college credit.

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  5. Request a voucher and then register to take CLEP exam(s) at an authorized testing center.

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  6. Collect your stipend from NYC x Freshman Year for Free for completing a course and taking a CLEP exam. You will earn $50 for taking a course and completing a CLEP exam; you will earn $150 if you complete a course and pass the CLEP exam.

    Collect Your Stipend

Eligible Courses

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
College Algebra
College Composition
History of the United States I
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Precalculus
Spanish Language

Modern States will pay your CLEP exam fee.

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