Guardian Credit Union (GCU) employees and their family members will soon benefit from a new partnership with Upper Iowa University. As Corporate Advantage Program (CAP) partners, the company’s employee members, their spouses and dependent children (under the age of 26), and qualified GCU members will be eligible to receive set tuition discounts for courses taken at any of Upper Iowa’s 25 U.S. educational centers or through UIU distance education programs. The application fee will also be waived for all eligible participants.
“We are very pleased that Upper Iowa University and Guardian Credit Union are working together in this Corporate Advantage Partnership,” said Marshall R. Whitlock, UIU-Milwaukee Area director. “Both institutions have a long history and tradition, and a commitment to education, and by working with their members and employees, we will be able to help them achieve their educational goals.”
Guardian Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative that has been providing comprehensive services since 1934. Today, GCU serves over 35,000 members living or working in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Walworth, and Washington counties in Wisconsin.
Offering benefits to help its student members achieve their educational goals is an example of GCU’s commitment to “giving back” not only to its members, but also the surrounding communities. Dedicated to making a difference, they have partnered with Upper Iowa University to offer education tuition discounts to qualified area residents, just for being a member. For more information on Guardian Credit Union, please contact the member service line at 414-546-7450 or visit guardiancu.org.
Meanwhile, UIU strives to meet student needs with convenient daytime, evening, and weekend classes. Upper Iowa’s unique academic year consists of six 8-week terms. Students usually take one to two courses most terms and still graduate on schedule. Online classes can also be added to allow a student to aggressively work toward a degree. Many students blend their degree plan by taking hybrid (both face-to-face and online) courses.
Other students get a jump on completion by easily transferring in up to 90 college credits from other schools. Up to 12 credits can also be transferred at the graduate level. Credits may also be earned through an individual’s work experience through an experiential learning portfolio or various college examinations.
Among Upper Iowa’s extended academic centers are Wisconsin locations in Milwaukee, Janesville, Elkhorn, Madison, Prairie du Chien, and Wausau.