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Every 6th class is free when you complete 5

We have good news. Our agreement with your employer qualifies you for a University of Phoenix tuition benefit. To get your free class, you must pass 5 and start the 6th within 365 days of posting attendance in your first class. Read on to learn more about saving as you gain job-ready skills you can use immediately. 

Top degree programs

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Get the credit you deserve for work and life experiences

At University of Phoenix, your experiences could apply to college credits saving you time and money. A prior learning assessment (PLA) reviews your work, education and life history. You may qualify for college credits from certificates, training, job responsibilities and volunteerism

Contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about PLA.

Earn career-relevant skills
in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate new learned skills to your employer with every 5 or 6 week course you complete in our associate, bachelor’s or master’s programs. 

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Support that stays with you

At University of Phoenix, our representatives are with you from your 1st call to the day you graduate. They have experience answering questions about applying the employer tuition benefit, other ways to save and planning your education.

Our 24/7 access to online resources offers the flexibility to fit college into your busy life. Find out more by speaking with an enrollment representative.

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Stephen P.,
BSB/M 2012, MBA 2022. See how he did it.

Start when you’re ready

With classes starting every 5-6 weeks, find a date that fits with your schedule and begin school when you're ready.

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Frequently asked questions

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 Declarations of tuition reimbursement on income taxes should be reviewed and discussed with a tax professional. 

Employer tuition benefits shouldn’t prevent you from receiving loans and grants. However, they may impact how much financial aid you receive. You could receive financial aid to cover the cost that isn’t covered by your employer

Be sure to include any employer tuition benefit as part of your financial aid application.

The employer tuition benefit from University of Phoenix applies to traditional bachelor, master or doctoral degrees. It doesn’t apply to competency-based degrees. Check with your HR department for information on additional tuition benefits.

You are eligible after you’ve declared you’re using your benefits in your student platform, MyPhoenix. The declaration must take place before you enroll for your first class.  

To receive the 6th class for free, you must successfully complete 5 courses and start your 6th within the same calendar year. You could receive up to 6 free courses toward a bachelor’s degree, a savings of $1,194 per course. If you have more questions, contact an enrollment advisor and they can help you plan the classes for your 1st calendar year.

Submit the PLA through a journal and/or a portfolio of documented training, licenses and third-party certifications. After you’ve completed your application, speak with an Academic Advisor for more information.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1978.

Learn about accreditation.

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.