SOURCE: Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine

July 30, 2015 18:38 ET

Southern California Employers and Employees to Benefit From Discounted College Tuition

Concordia University Irvine Launches Smart Alliance Program to Help Employees Gain New Skills, Employers Retain Employees

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2015) - To help employees earn their bachelor's degree or advanced degree, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) today announced the launch of its Smart Alliance Program, a program offering partner employees and members a tuition discount toward their graduate and undergraduate degrees.

"Employees feel valued when their employers offer resources and support that benefit their well-being," says Concordia University Irvine's Director of External Partnerships and Business Development Justin Moschina. "The Smart Alliance Program helps organizations to bridge the gap to education by offering their employees and members a financial break from the cost of higher education."

The new program allows employers and organizations, at no cost, the ability to offer employees, and in some cases their members, waived application fees, along with tuition discount toward graduate and undergraduate degrees. In cases where employers have tuition reimbursement in place, the discount applies on top of the reimbursement. Graduate degrees include Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Education, and Master of Science in Nursing, Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration, and more, while undergraduate degrees include Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Organizational Psychology, Healthcare Management, and RN to BSN. Courses are offered online and on campus in Irvine, as well.

In cases where organizations with members, such as professional associations and chambers of commerce, tuition discount extends to employees and members alike. Current Smart Alliance Partners include the United States Postal Service (USPS), Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council, First Tee of Orange County, Taller San Jose, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), the Association of California Nurse Leaders, and three local Chambers of Commerce.

Smart Alliance Partners receive their own web page for employees or members to enroll directly online through Concordia.

For a complete list of degrees, current employer and organization partners, and to learn more, visit www.cui.edu/smart-alliance or contact smartalliance@cui.edu.

ABOUT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE
Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations -- their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location in the City of Irvine, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia's undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. CUI enrolls over 4,000 students.

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