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For Profit and People

"When asked why city officials would turn to a for-profit company rather than a public college, Desley Brooks, an Oakland City Council member, said the answer is cost: “You can’t even go to a J.C. and get this level of education for that amount of money. The trust comes from the people who are involved."

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No Aid, No Problem

UniversityNow’s Patten University may be the first institution to successfully renew its regional accreditation while also voluntarily dropping out of federal financial aid programs. That move is one of several that make the Bay Area startup novel, or at least a new twist on emerging models in higher education.

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UniversityNow Secures $19 Million in Series C Funding to Fuel Growth of Self-Paced, Online Universities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 24, 2013 UniversityNow, a social venture that operates two accredited universities, Patten University and New Charter University, announced that it has raised $19 million in venture capital to fuel its expansion and help students earn quality undergraduate and graduate degrees without incurring student loan debt.

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Levo League Office Hours: UniversityNow CEO, Gene Wade

Levo League featured UniversityNow's CEO, Gene Wade, in its "Office Hours" segment, a weekly, 30-minute video conversation with extraordinary leaders.

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Freedom House Announces Innovative Alliance with UniversityNow

Freedom House, a community organization focused on education, technology, and leadership development programs for inner-city youth in Boston, Massachusetts, has announced a pivotal alliance with UniversityNow to improve the college readiness of Boston high school students and recent graduates.

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