StraighterLine and Upromise Working Together to Make College More Affordable

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Partnership focused on helping individuals reach the dream of attaining higher education through low-cost college savings plans.

With Upromise’s discount and StraighterLine's low tuition, we are bringing some sanity back to college tuition." Says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine

StraighterLine ( announced today that they are working with Upromise to offer members $16 for college savings when they purchase any of the StraighterLine online programs. Upromise helps members turn everyday spending into money for college when they shop at participating retailers. The partnership will also include member-only special offers and promotions. All Upromise members are eligible to participate in the program. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college, through easing the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to any of StraighterLine’s partner colleges or through the ACE Credit service.

“StraighterLine is providing an invaluable service, especially with the high cost of college. It is not necessary today to spend thousands of dollars on a single course,” said John Walsh of Delmar, NY – StraighterLine student.

Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty one entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II and two developmental courses .

StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:

Albany State University
American InterContinental University
American College of Dubai
Ashford University
Capella University
Charter Oak State College
Colorado State University-Global Campus
DeVry University
Excelsior College
Florida Gateway College
Granite State College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Kaplan University
Nazarene Bible College
Potomac College
Thomas Edison State College
Thompson Rivers University
University of Phoenix
Western Governors University
WGU Indiana
WGU Texas
WGU Washington

“With Upromise’s discount and StraighterLine's low tuition, we are bringing some sanity back to college tuition." Says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine

About Upromise
Free to join at, members have earned more than $625 million in cash rewards since 2001 to help save and pay for college. Cash earned from everyday spending goes directly into a Upromise account and can be invested in a tax-deferred 529 college savings plan, deposited into a Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account, used to help pay down an eligible Sallie Mae student loan, or requested by check.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”.

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 150 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 31 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.

For information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).


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