StraighterLine and Scholarship Management Services Bring Flexible College Options to the Workplace to Help Employees Complete College

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StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America and one of the nation’s preeminent administrators of education assistance programs, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for their clients’ employees. The incorporation of StraighterLine’s courses allows Scholarship Management Services clients’ employees to earn a degree on their own time while balancing workplace and lifestyle commitments and responsibilities.

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We share Scholarship Management Services’ mission of lowering the cost of education for students. With StraighterLine, scholarship and financial aid dollars go further, lowering the price and debt for students.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America and one of the nation’s preeminent administrators of education assistance programs, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for their clients’ employees. The incorporation of StraighterLine’s courses allows Scholarship Management Services clients’ employees to earn a degree on their own time while balancing workplace and lifestyle commitments and responsibilities. StraighterLine even allows students to earn credit for their life experiences through a prior learning assessment program.

Scholarship Management Services’ clients will benefit by providing expanded educational options and career advancement opportunities for their employees. They are also giving their employees the opportunity to save even more on their college education, an increasingly valuable benefit given today’s skyrocketing costs of education. StraighterLine’s affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.

Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty eight 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, United States History I, Physics I with lab option and two developmental courses.

“We are excited to offer StraigherLine’s courses to our clients for the benefit of their employees – who now have the opportunity to complete their dreams of higher education both faster and more cost-effectively,” said Barb Weber, Vice President, Scholarship America.

“We share Scholarship Management Services’ mission of lowering the cost of education for students. With StraighterLine, scholarship and financial aid dollars go further, lowering the price and debt for students.” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

About Scholarship Management Services:
Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, has become the nation’s leading administrator of education assistance programs, which include scholarships, tuition assistance, and education loan programs. The company has been in business for more than 35 years and currently administers over 1200 programs for corporations, individuals, and foundations.

To learn more about Scholarship Management Services visit them at: http://www.scholarshipmanagement.org/index.php

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 250 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. And dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests.

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

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