SLU Signs Partnership with EdAssist

Saint Louis University has partnered with EdAssist to offer reduced tuition rates and enhanced access to the University’s online degree and training options to more than 120 corporate employers nationwide.

The reduced tuition rates are currently available for fully online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the School for Professional Studies as well as and training and certification programs through SLU’s Center for Workforce and Organizational Development.

As a recognized network partner, SLU will work directly with employees at EdAssist client companies. These employees receive a tuition reduction along with other educational assistance benefits including academic and college financial advising. The ultimate goal is to provide a streamlined process for accessing tuition benefits and for obtaining information on higher education options as so employees can choose the right degree or certificate program that meets their professional career goals.

“Partnering with EdAssist is a great opportunity to make a Jesuit education accessible to more students than ever before,” says Jennifer Giancola, interim dean of the School for Professional Studies. “This opens up a whole new market for career training and should make Saint Louis University an attractive and affordable option as employers search for professional development programs for their employees.”

The next term of classes begins March 20. Anyone interested in this program can complete the free online application for admission today to get started. For more information about the School for Professional Studies at SLU, visit busyadults.slu.edu or call (800) 734-6736.

New IT and professional development training courses start on a weekly basis at SLU’s Workforce Center, and registration is as easy as calling (855) 977-3226, emailing info@workforcecenter.slu.edu or visiting workforcecenter.slu.edu.


About EdAssist
EdAssist® helps organizations transform tuition assistance programs into strategic investments that drive employee growth, retention, and engagement. Serving in a consultative role, they bring together the latest best practices, personal advising, intuitive software, and an impressive Education Network to support key business goals while reducing tuition spend and improving program efficiency. EdAssist manages more than $420 million in tuition reimbursement a year for more than 120 clients. EdAssist is part of Bright Horizons, a provider of education and child care services.

About the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University
Classes in the School for Professional Studies are typically offered in accelerated eight-week sessions and are designed for busy adults with affordable tuition rates as well as convenient, online classes. In Saint Louis University’s tradition of excellence, the School for Professional Studies caters to nontraditional students so they can pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s programs from globally-recognized SLU.

About the Workforce Center at Saint Louis University
SLU’s Workforce Center provides flexible, high-quality workforce training and development programs to business professionals and organizations nationwide. The Center offers over 400 short courses annually in IT, project management, leadership and professional development and features certificate programs, certification prep courses as well as private customized training. Courses are delivered during the day and night, and instruction methods include online, virtual and live.