StraighterLine Releases Official College Savings Number

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StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have saved students and taxpayers over $100 million dollars.

StraighterLine has saved college students and taxpayers over $100 million dollars.

StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have already saved students and taxpayers over $103,051,000.* The official savings number released today highlights the significant college degree savings available to students who use StraighterLine to complete general education courses and earn college credit.

“StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, low risk online courses that prepare students for success,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and founder. “What’s more, students who start with StraighterLine and then enroll at a college are more likely to complete their degree than students who didn’t start with StraighterLine.”

At StraighterLine, students earn college credit and gain the experience they need to start their degrees at schools in the college course provider’s network of nearly 100 accredited colleges and universities.

Other benefits of StraighterLine's low-cost online courses include:

-Guaranteed credit transfer to nearly 100 accredited partner colleges and universities.
-Recommended and evaluated by ACE CREDIT for credit consideration at more than 2,000 colleges and universities.
-Ultra affordable college courses priced lower than at most community colleges.
-Exclusive scholarships that can save students up to 60% on the cost of a college degree.

“Students can apply low-cost college credits earned from StraighterLine to their degree program,” said Smith, “and students can also earn tuition discounts at willing colleges through StraighterLine’s Scholarship program – saving up to 60% on the cost of their degree.”

*Total StraighterLine savings is compared to the average, in-state, published tuition and fees at a public four year college plus the average amount of contribution paid by state and local taxpayers. For 2014 - 2015, the average published tuition and fees is $9140 which represents an average of 47% of a public institution's revenue. Source: College Board and State Higher Education Executive Officers

About StraighterLine

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.

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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