StraighterLine Announces Free Textbook Offer

Washington, DC, June 04, 2008 --( StraighterLine (, a new online education solution that provides students a high quality, better supported, and lower cost way to obtain college credits through regionally accredited colleges and universities, has announced it will offer its textbooks for all of its courses free from May 15 through June 30, 2008. This offer provides all textbooks at no cost for each of the four courses it offers in its initial lineup: College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101. More courses are planned in the future.

When the offer expires, StraighterLine’s textbooks will return to their regular prices, which are substantially less expensive than the cost of an average printed textbook used for the same courses in standard “brick-and-mortar” colleges. Similarly, StraighterLine’s flat fee of $399 per course is much less than what most universities and college charge for those courses.

Additional information on the StraighterLine program can be found at or by visiting the StraighterLine blog at

“We are pleased to announce our free textbooks offer,” said Ryan Busch, director of StraighterLine. “In these days of rising college costs, we think many students will want to take advantage of not having to pay even a penny for educational material that is integral to the learning process and at the same time convenient to use.”

About StraighterLine:
StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine’s affordable courses are the first to include up to 24/7 live, on-demand instruction. StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses including College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101, with many more under development. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine’s regionally accredited partner colleges. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may start and stop at any point with up to six months of access. For more information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

Patty Briguglio