Marshalltown Community School District employees and their family members now benefit from a newly established partnership with Upper Iowa University. As Corporate Advantage Partnership (CAP) members, the eligible school employees, their spouses and dependent children (under the age of 26) receive set tuition discounts for courses taken at any of Upper Iowa’s 25 U.S. educational centers or through UIU’s distance education programs. The application fee is also waived for all participants.
“Upper Iowa University is extremely pleased that the Marshalltown Community School District has chosen to be one of our 40-plus CAP partners,” said Dr. Billie Cowley, UIU associate professor of education and chairperson for the Master of Education programs. “The Corporate Advantage Program is a prime example of how Upper Iowa University continues to pursue ways to help learners of all ages achieve their educational dreams and career goals.”
UIU strives to meet student needs with convenient daytime, evening and online classes. Upper Iowa’s unique academic year consists of classes offered during six 8-week terms. Students usually take one to two courses during 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.
Corporations interested in participating in UIU’s Corporate Advantage Program should email UIU Director of Business Development Tyler Walls at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Upper Iowa University, visit uiu.edu.