8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Who would have thought that one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world would now be offering part of its curriculum for free online? That is exactly what the Juilliard School is offering with their new JuilliardX program. In a collaboration with the popular online education service edX, Juilliard will now offer six different classes that are open to the public without having to be accepted through their notoriously competitive audition process. What would Miles Davis think if he were alive today? According to a press release from Juilliard President Joseph W….

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Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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Youngest FL House rep. pioneers free online classes bill

Youngest FL House rep. pioneers free online classes bill

TALLAHASSEE (FOX 13) – Through Facebook videos, State Representative Amber Mariano is giving her Pasco County constituents a look inside her new world in the Florida House in Tallahassee. “I love doing the weekly videos,” said Rep. Mariano. “I’ve gotten very good responses on them. I think people get to know what’s going on and to follow it in the news is really tough because there are a lot of intricacies. It’s tough to interpret if you’re not in the process and so I try to give my constituents a…

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Harvard Photography Classes Are Now Available Online For Free

Harvard Photography Classes Are Now Available Online For Free

Following in the footsteps of Stanford University, the Alison platform is now offering Harvard photography classes online for free. The courses were developed by Harvard and are shared legally with a Creative Commons license, along with classes on 750 other topics. Sounds like a great way to kick off 2017 with a new hobby! There are twelve modules, and the 13th module is a final evaluation that you have to pass to complete the course. The program is mainly composed of the basics of digital photography, including training on how retouching…

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Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

African-American billionaire is ready to pay for the education of kidnapped Chibok girls. Private equity mogul Robert Smith offered to give 24 Chibok girls, including the 21 young women who were released from Boko Haram captivity in October, a chance to attend American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. Smith is going to pay for tuition, room, board etc. at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000 a year. The 54-year-old founder of Vista Equity Partners is reported to possess a fortune of around $2.5 billion.We completely share the last opinion. Any…

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Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Thinking of continuing your studies but don’t want to start a master’s or a doctorate just yet? Around the world, short-term courses taken remotely are increasingly popular alternatives, and platforms such as edX, created by Harvard and MIT Universities make it even easier to dive deeper into the most diverse topics. Of course, for long-term and undergraduate courses, the face-to-face experience cannot be replaced by online classes. However, being able to follow lessons and participate in discussions with people from around the world online is definitely an important advantage offered by…

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Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Bihar government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched multiple programmes to boost higher education. Part of the Chief Minister’s key plans for upliftment of the state and improving the level of higher education in the state, the plans include initiatives like providing interest free student loans of upto Rs 4 lakh through student credit card for the aspirants to pursue higher education. Another major plan is to provide monthly allowance of Rs. 1000 to students who drop off in order to support their families. These sops are aimed towards…

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Toby Young’s flagship free school trust woos other schools amid financial chill

Toby Young’s flagship free school trust woos other schools amid financial chill

It is one of the best-known academy chains in England. It has a super-high-profile leader and reportedly one of the highest numbers of applications per place in London. But now even West London Free School Academy Trust (WLFSAT) is feeling the chill from icy financial winds buffeting schools, its recent governing body minutes reveal. The minutes, shown to Education Guardian, record that Toby Young, WLFSAT’s chief executive, was asked by a trustee earlier this year to phone other schools to ask whether they would like to join the trust as…

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