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Experience is Important – and College Credit-Worthy!
Whether you are a young sheriff or have served for decades in the field, you know that experience is important and valuable. The University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) online Bachelor of Social and Criminal Justice and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs also believe that experience is important and credit-worthy.
UAGC reviews all previous college credits, work experience, and training from other institutions to provide you with college credit that applies to your degree programs to obtain either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. College level courses you have successfully completed can be transferred for equivalent, college credit. UAGC has one of the highest allowable transfer credit systems among post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. Training and work experience are evaluated on a case by case basis through our Prior Learning Assessment process (PLA). Trainings you have successfully completed are evaluated for college-credit course equivalency and can be used to reduce the number of credits, and just as importantly the expense, for obtaining a University of Arizona Global Campus degree. “Students may earn credit through the PLA program in two ways: Sponsored Professional Training and the Experiential Learning Credit Workshop/Essay” (UAGC Catalog).
UAGC prides itself on hiring practitioner faculty to teach its courses. Instructors are either currently engaged in the field or possess specific field experience to teach criminal justice courses. Combine “real world experience” with receiving credit for your work and education already performed and you get a practical, educational experience that will benefit your knowledge of criminal justice and help you to advance within your department and career.
Through the Tuition Benefit, all eligible members who enroll at the University of Arizona Global Campus will receive:
- 35% Tuition Savings - Take advantage of reduced tuition to earn your degree.
- Free Required Course Materials for Your First Course - Your digital course materials, including your textbooks, will be completely covered for your first course through your company’s partnership with UAGC.
- Prior Learning Assessment Fee Waiver - Assessment fees will be waived to review your previous corporate training, continuing education units, prior school credits, or other non-traditional sources of previous learning for potential college credit.
- Graduation Fee Waiver - This charge required for graduation will be waived.
- Family Benefits - Immediate family members of eligible members can take advantage of the benefits listed above.
Partner since 2022
100% online courses
Our courses run Asynchronous so they will fit into any schedule.
Our courses are only 8 weeks in length allowing students to be flexible in the amount of time invested for each course.
Six start times throughout the year allows students to take courses when it works best for them.
10% tuition reduction for all members of NSA and their immediate family members.
Free transcript evaluations allowing students to transfer credits and other training they may have.
We will transfer up to 62 credits from non-traditional learning sources such as: BLET, Probation, Parole as well as various military training.
We transfer up to 90 credits toward a Bachelor's Degree.
Military friendly and Yellow Ribbon University.
On-site military liaison VA certified to evaluate JST documents for all former military personnel.
Access to Student Service Coordinator. An assigned person to walk with students through the entire process from application to graduation.
One defined point of contact for each individual Sheriff's Office so the process will be simplified and streamlined.
Partner since 2006.
National Sheriffs' Association Tuition Discounts
Members of the National Sheriffs' Association, along with their spouses and children, can receive a 10% tuition discount at Columbia Southern University, an online university with unlimited possibilities. To take advantage of this discount, please submit your application and enrollment forms via the National Sheriffs' Association page on the CSU website.
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Discounts for NSA Members
- 10% tuition discount
- No application fee ($25 Value)
Beginning with your initial contact, you'll find that our personalized service is second to none. Faculty and staff are dedicated to the principle that it is only through your success that we succeed. We are available to assist you with information from the application process to graduation requirements.
CSU Book Grant
Textbooks are provided at no cost through CSU Book Grant as long as the student successfully completes the course.
Forget the days of scheduled online sessions and on-site test taking! At CSU, coursework can be completed at times that are most convenient for you. Faculty and staff offer flexible individualized instruction designed to provide each student with the guidance and support necessary for successful course completion.
No Entrance Exams Required
CSU does not require minimum entrance scores for the ACT, SAT, GRE or GMAT to be accepted for admission into our programs.
Get started today at https://www.columbiasouthern.edu/
Partner since 2010.
National Sheriffs' Association Partnership Benefits
Members of the National Sheriffs' Association and their immediate family receive the following discounts at Trident University International (TUI).
- 20% discount on tuition for Undergraduate programs
- 26% discount on tuition for Graduate programs
- 11% discount on tuition for Doctoral programs
Additional partner benefits include:
- Earn a quality degree from a Regionally Accredited University – Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission
- No technology fees
- No cost to vast library of resources
- Deferred billing for up to 45 days
- Specialized Advisors to work with partner’s students
Our 100% online programs in Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Services and Information Systems are designed for professional adults seeking to advance in their careers, while balancing work and family commitments. With monthly starts you can FASTRAC your degree and take your educational journey further than you thought possible.
Trident understands that higher education is the single most important investment a student will ever make. Trident offers high quality online degrees for adult learners at a cost that ranks well below the national average
Our learning model focuses on real-world problem solving to better prepare for today’s workforce demands, rather than reaction and repetition. Our coursework builds on a student’s prior knowledge and experience to solve complex, relevant issues.
We offer over 22-degree options with over 65+ concentrations in areas such as criminal justice, homeland security, cyber security, emergency and disaster management, and more.
Get started now by accessing www.trident.edu/national-sheriffs-association, or call 855-290-1611 to get started on completing your degree.
Partner since 2010
For more than 100 years, Waldorf University has provided academic excellence to thousands via its traditional programs. Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf offers regionally accredited residential and online degree programs. The online programs, taught by an intelligent and caring faculty who value the student’s success, feature popular career fields such as organizational leadership, criminal justice, communications, homeland security, emergency management and more.
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Discounts for NSA Members
- 10% tuition discount
- No application fee ($25 Value)
Waldorf Book Grant
Textbooks are provided at no cost through Waldorf Book Grant as long as the online student successfully completes the course.
No Scheduled Online Sessions
There are no group projects and courses are totally asynchronous. Study offline anytime and anywhere that works best for you and simply log back on to submit the prepared assignments by the due date.
From criminal justice to business administration to psychology, we offer a multitude of regionally accredited online certificate programs designed to enhance your career options. The flexibility of these programs allows you to take classes on your schedule, when and where you want.
Herzing University is a recognized educational partner of the National Sheriffs' Association and offers exclusive benefits to its members and all sworn law enforcement professionals.
Badge-to-Grad Scholarship Award
Some public safety personnel, and their spouses and dependents, may qualify for the Badge to Grad Grant. Eligible students must be packaged at direct cost and agree to make at least a $50 monthly payment toward tuition charges.
Qualified Badge-to-Grad students may be eligible for a tuition reduction of 45% for most undergraduate programs, a tuition reduction of 25% for most graduate programs, and your immediate family may qualify for a 10% scholarship.
If you are employed as a police officer, firefighter, EMT, corrections officer, or in another public safety position, please contact the Financial Aid Department for more information.
NSA Member Scholarship Award
For those NSA members who are not sworn, Herzing University offers a 10% tuition reduction scholarship on all undergraduate and graduate programs. This benefit applies to the immediate family of all NSA members.
To learn more about the scholarship options call toll free (855) 214-5930.
Credit for Academy Training & Prior Learning
Herzing University can grant up to 32 semester credit hours for your academy training and will perform a FREE non-committal evaluation of previous college experience and military transcripts to determine if additional transfer credits are available.
Additional Benefits for NSA Members and Their Immediate Family
- No application or enrollment fees
- A dedicated admissions team and support from career development specialists
To learn more about the scholarships, credit for academy training and additional benefits call toll free (855) 214-5930 or visit www.herzing.edu/partners. Members would select “National Sheriffs Association - NSA” as their employer.
About Herzing University
At Herzing, you are offered personalization and support to help you earn your degree and advance your career. Our innovative career programs provide flexible learning options and convenient scheduling for busy students with 10 campuses across 7 states, as well as online programs. We have a variety of academic programs to meet your needs wherever you are in life, including undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.
Herzing has built a supportive community of faculty, staff, and fellow learners. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, the family legacy continues with their daughter, Renée Herzing, as Herzing University's president. A private, nonprofit institution, Herzing University is once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” for the ninth consecutive year.
Moving forward, Herzing University will remain focused on providing you with a caring learning environment that fosters long-term career success. Discover for yourself why students choose Herzing University every year.
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The Higher Learning Commission can be contacted at http://www.ncahlc.org or 800-621-7440.
Members of the NSA will receive many benefits as students of CalSouthern, including 100-percent online learning, one-one-one faculty mentoring, flexibility, and affordable tuition.
Members will also receive a 10-percent NSA member tuition discount.
Benefit from career-relevant degree and certificate programs:
CalSouthern is an accredited university that offers online degree and certificate programs in business, psychology and law. Study areas include criminal and juvenile justice, criminal law, leadership, ethics, management, supervisory management, human resources, domestic relations, and the psychology of violence and trauma. CalSouthern serves students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level. Doctorate degrees include the Doctorate of Business Administration, the Doctorate of Psychology and the Juris Doctor within the School of Law.
Receive unbelievable one-on-one faculty mentoring:
Faculty are gifted educators as well as leaders in their fields who will mentor students with one-on-one, personalized instruction. Students receive prompt attention, and CalSouthern prides itself on the level of accessibility students have with its faculty and professional staff.
Enjoy flexibility that enables learning on your own schedule:
Certificate and degree programs are affordable and delivered 100-percent online and 100-percent asynchronous meaning that students are able to complete every aspect of their coursework on their own schedules. CalSouthern offers monthly enrollments and flexibility around its eight-week course terms so students can make steady progress towards their degree at the pace that works best for them.
Save time and money:
NSA members will receive a 10-percent tuition discount through this partnership. CalSouthern will also work with you to maximize the value of your transfer credits and save you time and money. Up to 90 transfer credits may be applicable towards our bachelor degree programs.
For more information or to speak with an enrollment advisor, contact 1-800-477-2254 and mention the code: NSAMember.
About California Southern University: CalSouthern has a long history of educating adult learners worldwide with practical certificate and degree programs in areas that directly affect professional performance. CalSouthern is committed to being the school of choice for professionals who are seeking the very best in online education, while maintaining its commitment to making its courses and programs accessible and affordable to those with busy schedules and tight budgets.
CalSouthern is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Contact information: California Southern University, 930 Roosevelt, Irvine, California, 92620
College credit for your training
Textbooks are included in tuition
An Apple iPad is provided to every student
Military discount rate available
Tuition Assistance & other veterans benefits accepted
Attend anytime, anywhere; classes are completely online
Instructors are experts in the field with real experience as criminal justice professionals
Personal academic advisors partner with students to ensure success
Some students can finish their degree in as little as 18 months
Use your education to advance in your career
Bachelor and Master degrees are available
Partner since 2021.
Advance your career. Pursue your passion. Earn a degree from a university with top-tier academics that shares your unwavering values.
As an employee or member of National Sheriffs’ Association, you and your spouse may qualify for up to $11,000 in savings toward an undergraduate degree or up to $5,500 toward a graduate degree through Colorado Christian University – 100% Online.
Top 5 Reasons Why Students Chose CCU Online
- Christ-centered integration of faith and learning
- Flexible online format
- Support staff
- Military Friendly™
With over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree program options offered 100% online, you can earn your degree when and where it’s convenient for you. Most classes are only 5 weeks long and are formatted specifically for busy adults like you.
Through your time at CCU Online, you'll gain new confidence, work with industry-experienced faculty, and join a community of like-minded students who will encourage you along your educational journey.
Don’t just dream it. Do it.
To learn more, visit ccu.edu/pep1020