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									February 08, 2010 08:30 AM Eastern Time

Kaplan University and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s
Office Develop Customized Online Option to Help California Students
Complete Their Degrees

       This Initiative Marks the First Time Kaplan University Offers Single Online Courses

DAVENPORT, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaplan University and the California Community
Colleges Chancellor’s Office today announced an agreement to allow California students to take
single courses at the online University to help them fulfill their campus-based associate’s degree
requirements. The agreement also allows California community college graduates to transfer to
Kaplan University to complete online bachelor’s degrees at a reduced tuition rate.

“Kaplan University provides innovative educational               “Providing single course
opportunities that allow students to customize their             options for California
education to meet their unique needs,” said Gregory              community college students
Marino, president of the Kaplan University Group.                demonstrates the personalized
“Providing single course options for California                  approach for which Kaplan is
community college students demonstrates the                      known. It also allows California
personalized approach for which Kaplan is known. It              students to pursue their dreams
also allows California students to pursue their dreams           of earning a college degree.”
of earning a college degree.”

The Kaplan University Community College Connection program allows California students
to enroll in online Kaplan courses that have been approved by individual California community
colleges. The Kaplan course credits will then transfer back to the students’ community college.
Students in the Kaplan University Community College Connection program will be eligible for a
42 percent tuition reduction on their Kaplan University courses. Textbooks and instructional
materials will be provided at no additional cost.

Students who complete their associate’s degree at a California community college and wish to
transfer into a Kaplan University online bachelor’s degree program may enter the University’s
Save My Credits Transfer program. The new program will allow California community college
graduates to transfer credits from their associate’s degree to one of Kaplan’s online bachelor’s
degree programs. Individuals enrolling through the Save My Credits Transfer programs will be
eligible for a 10 percent tuition reduction.

Kaplan University provides a student-centered educational experience that combines a highly
supportive environment with an outcomes-driven curriculum. The University offers a suite of
personalized support services including career counseling, one-on-one academic advising,
online tutoring and success diagnostics that help students craft a course of study that
maximizes their career potential. It also allows students to customize their education through
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universal degree plans designed to allow students to transfer in previously earned college
credits, military experience and qualified life credits. Kaplan also has 30 student clubs,
professional organizations and honor societies.

For more information about Kaplan University’s initiatives for community college students and
others with previous college experience, visit www.collegeconnection.kaplan.edu.

About the California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation
comprised of 72 districts and 110 colleges serving 2.9 million students per year. Community
colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to
four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under
the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more
information about the community colleges, please visit www.cccco.edu.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult
students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares
them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. Based in Davenport, Iowa, the
University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member
of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Kaplan University offers more
than 125 academic programs and serves more than 63,000 online and campus-based students.
In addition to its online operations, the University has 10 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska and

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 100,000 students
online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad.
Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates
and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan
Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages
through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional
training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The
Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest and fastest-growing division. For
more information about Kaplan University, visit www.kaplan.edu/talent.

Kaplan University
Press contact:
Michele Pore, 312-706-6006
Cell: 312-502-7534
Paige Marlatt Door, 916-327-5356
Cell: 916-601-8005

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