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Knowledge is Power: Strengthen Your Career With State Education Benefits

Today more than ever, career training and education are important to success in the workplace. That’s why the state of Indiana invests so heavily in ensuring Hoosiers have access to higher education and why it is committed to empowering you with career-advancing learning opportunities. Five colleges and universities now offer tuition discounts and/or scholarships to state employees:

  • Certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.
  • Designed to make it easier to balance work, educational, and personal commitments.
  • Variety of academic calendars.
  • Online, in-person, and combined class models available.
  • Prior learning and work experience may qualify for academic credit.
  • Some benefits extended to family members.

Read below to learn more about each university.

Indiana Tech

A Message from Indiana Tech:

Indiana Tech strives to make pursuing a degree an easier and more affordable endeavor for State of Indiana employees and their spouses. As a thank you for your civic service we will award a 20 percent tuition scholarship for undergraduate or graduate tuition. Classes are six weeks, one class at a time, either online or in person, making it even easier for the working adult to GO FOR IT!

  • Programs ranging from undergraduate certificates, associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.
  • Graduate certificates in five business concentrations.
  • Student success advisors provide one-on-one support and resources that help students stay on track.
  • Classes are always starting soon, allowing rapid progress toward degree completion.
  • Textbook rental included at no cost
  • Additional military scholarships available.

For more information please contact Jackson Huff at 317-466-2121 ext. 4108 or at

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Oakland City University

oakland city university

A message from Oakland City University:

The Oakland City University Partner Discount program was created to assist our working adult students as well as students who are members of organizations who serve our community.  Students who are affiliated with one of our partner organizations are eligible to receive a $1,000 tuition discount when they enroll in any of the following Online Adult and Professional Studies degree programs:

  • Business Administration - Management (B.S.)
  • Business Administration - Human Resource (B.S.)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.)
  • Operations Management (B.A.S.)
  • Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Masters of Business Administration - Healthcare Management (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Criminal Justice Administration (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - General (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Logistics and Product Distribution (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Quality Systems (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Leadership (M.S.)

We understand the important role employers and community organizations play in the lives of our students and we also understand the value of an educated workforce to our local community and our nation as a whole.

By supporting the employees and/or members of our partner organizations through our Partner Discount tuition discount, Oakland City University is able to help ease the burden of our working students, community volunteers and church members while at the same time allowing our partner organizations to give their members or employees an amazing benefit.

Classes begin in November and January. Oakland City University offers 100 percent online classes every five weeks for undergrad programs and every eight weeks for graduate programs. Log in anytime, anywhere.

If you are an employee or a member of one of our partner organizations and would like to learn more about our Online Adult and Professional Studies degree programs, please complete the request form and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.

If you represent an organization or business and would like to learn more about becoming one of our partners, please contact: (812) 213-7337 or at

Purdue University Global

A message from Purdue University Global:

This is innovation. This is extreme personalization. This is a world-class education that’s tailored to the unique needs of working adults. Now you can earn a degree from an accredited online university that is part of the respected Purdue University system. Our innovative approach to teaching a modern curriculum gives you the skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career—and the edge to conquer whatever comes next. Because this is education designed for you. This is Purdue Global.

Match your career path to a degree and choose from more than 175 online programs. Many state and federal careers are powered by the skills gained through a Purdue Global degree. Our online programs are designed to help you acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors to be successful in your current and future roles. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Areas of study include:

  • Accounting, business and finance
  • Criminal justice
  • Fire science
  • Health sciences
  • Information technology and cybersecurity
  • Legal studies
  • Nursing
  • Public administration
  • Psychology
  • Social and behavioral sciences

State of Indiana employees and their families who reside in Indiana will receive the current, published in-state tuition rate as posted in the Purdue Global catalog and public website. Effective March 4, 2021, Purdue Global is extending 20 percent off published tuition rates for undergraduate and certificate programs and 14 percent off published tuition rates for graduate programs and certificates to the participant’s eligible individuals, including family members, who reside outside of the state of Indiana. This tuition reduction only applies to tuition for courses once eligible individuals are fully enrolled in a Purdue Global Program. This tuition reduction cannot be combined with any other reduction or special pricing.

Note: Purdue Global may change its tuition rates at any time in its sole discretion and the tuition reduction will be calculated on the current tuition in effect for the applicable academic term for the enrolled program. The offering, substitution, or cancellation of any program will be at Purdue Global sole discretion.

WGU Indiana

A message from WGU Indiana:

WGU Indiana offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, IT, healthcare, and K–12 education. WGU’s programs are built to be flexible and to fit the lives of busy working adults. In most cases, you’ll complete courses on your schedule, with 24/7 online access to learning materials and the ability to take tests as soon as you know the material well.

WGU is the perfect fit for working adults who need a degree to boost their careers but can't fit traditional schooling into their busy lives. That's why the state of Indiana has joined the hundreds of companies, associations, school districts, municipalities, and other organizations that have chosen WGU as their partner in educating their workforce. Learn more here.

WGU operates on a Competency-Based learning model, which measures skills and learning rather than time spent in class.  Students progress through courses as soon as they can prove they’ve mastered the material, rather than advancing only when the semester or term ends. If a student can learn faster, spend more time on schoolwork, or lean on knowledge they already have from previous work or school experience, they can accelerate.  In addition, tuition is charged at one flat-rate per 6-month term and is not based on credit hours or semesters. Students can take as many courses as they can complete during the term for no extra cost. WGU’s tuition is about half the cost of other colleges and universities, and they offer a robust list of scholarships for which you can apply. Learn about the latest scholarship offer here.

Note: State employees are eligible to APPLY for $2k scholarship, but NOT GUARANTEED to receive it.

About WGU Indiana

According to a 2019 Harris Poll, 97 percent of employers said WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations, and 96 percent say they would hire another WGU graduate.

WGU Indiana has helped more than 11,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. Another nearly 5,700 students are currently enrolled. For information about WGU Indiana’s degrees and scholarships, visit or call (877) 214-7014 for more information.

WGU Indiana is an approved education provider for Indiana state grants and scholarships offered through the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI). In addition, the university has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to offer graduates who have completed their associates degrees a seamless transfer to complete bachelor’s degrees at WGU Indiana.