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Employer tuition assistance program

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Take the next step in your education and see if you qualify for an employer tuition assistance program. Start here by seeing the tuition benefits you may qualify for.  

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University of Phoenix education benefit

Every 6th class is free when you complete 5 classes. To get your free class, you must start the 6th within 365 days of posting attendance in your first class.


How to plan the next steps of your education journey

Thank you for your interest in joining us for an upcoming webinar. We value your time and want to make sure you leave with information to help take your career up a notch! We'll show you how to put your tuition benefits to work for you as you plan the next steps of your educational journey. 

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Education aligned with real-world careers


Education should hold practical value. That’s why we offer more than 100 online programs aligned to 300+ real-world careers, over 90% of our programs are in growing fields, such as healthcare, IT and business.

University of Phoenix offers:

  • 70+ degree programs
  • Industry-relevant certificate programs
  • Professional development courses
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Earn college credit for work and life experience

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is designed to help you save money and graduate faster. Have your on-the-job training, workplace certifications and experiences evaluated for potential college credit at no cost.

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Frequently asked questions

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Yes, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, since 1978. 


Once you’ve chosen your degree program, you will complete a financial plan that will estimate your costs and explore potential ways to pay for it.

Tuition and Fees

Speak with an enrollment representative for more information about your education benefits. Identify your organization on your application and let your advisor know the organization you are an employee or member of. Finally, identify your organization in the University’s Student Portal financial plan before starting courses.

Yes. Our programs are designed specifically for working adults. With online classes, you can attend class online whenever it fits your life, day or night. You’ll also get support by phone, chat or email, available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And you can start your degree year-round, not just once a semester.

Attending online class is easy because the classroom is always on 24/7/365. All you need is a reliable Internet connection. You simply log in to your virtual classroom to complete assignments, access course materials and resources, and interact with faculty and classmates. Class participation is graded based upon your contributions to online discussions. This is a great solution for students who might have a difficult time commuting and for those who learn better independently.

How it Works

Applying is easy. Start your application and identify your employer when asked. Or, speak with an enrollment representative and let them know who your employer is. Finally, identify your employer in the University’s Student Portal financial plan before starting courses.

Confirm that there’s an alliance agreement between your employer and University of Phoenix that includes tuition assistance benefits or tuition reimbursement. If there is, you’ll be able to review the benefits that your employer offers before you enroll at University of Phoenix. 

Tuition savings aren’t solely dependent on employment reimbursement or assistance. At University of Phoenix, we can explore many ways to help you save. 

Evaluations of relevant life and work experience, scholarships and eligible transfer credits from prior college experience are all options to lower your costs. Explore more savings options on our Savings Explorer page.

At University of Phoenix, we work with several employers that offer tuition reimbursement and assistance. See if you qualify for reduced tuition.

*Terms and Conditions

The University will provide the following Benefits to Client’s employees and members who enroll in the University (“Participating Employees or Members”):


The Benefits will apply to Participating Employees or Members who are receiving the standard University tuition rate and cannot be combined with any University offer or promotion and excludes the MBA-CB program and other competency-based programs that the University may offer and any other specific program exclusions set forth in the Academic Catalog. For clarification, nothing contained herein is intended to prohibit Participating Employees or Members to enroll in these programs or use of any Client tuition assistance toward the excluded items listed above.

Participating Employees or Members are subject to the University’s admission and academic policies and procedures.

Tuition Benefits

The University will waive the tuition of every sixth (6th) course for Participating Employees or Members who meet the following criteria:

(i) Identify as an employee or member of Company or Organization with the University in the University’s Student Portal or other method provided by the University.

(ii) Remain employed or an active member with Company or Organization.

(iii) Enroll or be enrolled into a University degree program, certificate program, or single credit bearing course after the Effective Date of the offer letter.

(iv) Successfully start and complete five (5) courses as defined in the Academic Catalog after the effective date of the Agreement; and

(V)Enroll and post attendance (as defined in the University Academic Catalog) in the sixth (6th) course within a 365-day period from the first date of attendance in the Participating Employee or Member’s first course after the effective date of the Agreement.

Once a Participating Employee or Member receives the 6th course tuition waiver, the 365-day period will start again from the Participating Employee or Member’s first date of attendance in the next course. 

If the Participating Employee or Member does not achieve the 6th course tuition waiver within the initial 365-day period, the 365- day period will commence again from the Participating Employee or Member’s first date of attendance in the first course after the initial 365-day period expired. 

The tuition waiver applies only to the 6th course, regardless of if the Participating Employee or Member completes the course.

If Participating Employee or Member is enrolled in a University bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral program prior to the effective date of the offer letter, the benefits set forth herein will apply after the effective date, upon self-identification by the student to the University and upon enrollment in the next course and will not be applied retroactively. Courses taken prior to the effective date will not apply towards the benefits.

Please note: For students using VA benefits, certification of a course solely for monthly housing allowance will use a month of benefit entitlement.