Educational Partnerships

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Sheriff Training - Columbia Southern University






Partner since 2022

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.
  • Family Benefits - Immediate family members of eligible members can take advantage of the benefits listed above.

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Partner since 2023

Benefits to Sworn NSA Members as Students

  • 100% Online Courses.
  • Asynchronous courses fitting any schedule.
  • No Application Fee and No Seat Deposit Required.
  • Military Friendly and Yellow Ribbon University.
  • On-site military liaison to evaluate education benefits. 
  • Free access to online texts and two legal search engines.
  • Sworn Officer grant reducing tuition to $800 per credit hour.

Benefits to NSA Members as Students

  • 100% Online Courses.
  • Asynchronous courses fitting any schedule.
  • No Application Fee and No Seat Deposit Required.
  • Military Friendly and Yellow Ribbon University.
  • On-site military liaison to evaluate education benefits.
  • Free access to online legal texts and two legal search engines.

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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 Applications.

  • 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. 

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Sheriff Training - Columbia Southern University





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)

Exceptional Service
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.

Flexible Learning
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.

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Sheriffs - Waldorf College

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.

Certificate Programs

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.

Police - Herzing University

Partner since 2011.

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 would select “National Sheriffs Association - NSA” as their employer. 

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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 or 800-621-7440.









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Partner since 2012
At Bethel University College of Criminal Justice you have the convenience of online courses through our Virtual Campus, with a schedule structured for working adults. We understand the unique pressures facing working professionals, and we design our programs with this in mind. 
Because You Serve, You Deserve To:
Be Rewarded
  • 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
Be Respected
  • 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
Be a Leader
  • Use your education to advance in your career
  • Bachelor and Master degrees are available
  • Earn your degree from an accredited, non-profit university with a rich 170 year history
Bethel University College of Criminal Justice




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

  1. Christ-centered integration of faith and learning
  2. Flexible online format
  3. Affordability
  4. Support staff
  5. 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.

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