StraighterLine Makes It Easy to Complete Your Degree at Charter Oak State College

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StraighterLine and Charter Oak State College announce joint scholarship to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for working adults.

Together, StraighterLine and Charter Oak State College are providing students with online courses that are engineered to increase academic success, count for credit towards a Charter Oak degree, and save students money.

Charter Oak State College (http://www.CharterOak.edu), Connecticut’s public online college, has partnered with StraighterLine, a leading provider of low-cost online general education courses, to offer qualified students a scholarship that allows them to save even more on Charter Oak’s online degree programs. This partnership solidifies Charter Oak’s commitment to provide affordable and accelerated courses to students in Connecticut and throughout the nation in a number of high-demand fields, including Cyber Security, Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Business, and Public Safety.

Through Charter Oak State College’s online education programs, coupled with StraighterLine’s affordable general education courses, the Charter Oak/ StraighterLine Scholarship embodies the college’s vision statement: Charter Oak State College: A dynamic community of online learners advancing the nation’s workforce one graduate at a time.

"Charter Oak is a longtime leader in adult education. Together, StraighterLine and Charter Oak can make going back to college even more affordable," says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

Lori Gagne Pendleton, Director of Enrollment Services at Charter Oak State College says, “We are excited to work with prospective students from all over the country who will take advantage of this valuable partnership. We want to invite adults seeking an affordable college degree completion program to consider our five star academic programs and services.”

Together, StraighterLine and Charter Oak State College are providing students with online courses that are engineered to increase academic success, count for credit towards a Charter Oak degree, and save students money. For those who qualify for the Charter Oak/ StraighterLine Scholarship, they can save up to 52% on their degree, and Connecticut residents are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

About Charter Oak State College

Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College (http://www.CharterOak.edu) is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Cyber Security, Business Administration, Public Safety and Information Systems. Charter Oak students complete degrees through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education.

11,000 Alumni and Counting
Charter Oak students complete degrees in a variety of concentrations and through the use of affordable and accelerated pathways, including StraighterLine’s self-paced, online general education courses, standardized tests such as CLEP, ACE-evaluated military training, and many others. Charter Oak’s purpose is to serve students who either cannot or choose not to complete their degree through traditional means—often because of family, job, or financial responsibilities—and the StraighterLine Scholarship aims to strengthen this purpose.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year.

StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having also been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.

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