Educational partnership penned between Brandman University and the State of Washington will provide a high-quality, flexible and affordable path to undergraduate and graduate degrees and career advancement.
Lacey, WA – May 17, 2012 - Brandman University and the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) announced today a partnership that will allow Washington State employees and affiliates to pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees at a special scholarship rate. Employees who decide to further their education will receive a scholarship valued at approximately $70 per unit (undergraduate programs) and $85 per unit (graduate programs).
Program offerings are available at all of Brandman’s Washington State campuses - Bangor Naval Base Kitsap, Ft. Lewis, Lacey, McChord AFB, Whidbey Island and online. However, nursing programs, certificate programs, and doctorate programs are not eligible for the scholarship.
David Norman, Program Manager, Learning Delivery Programs for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services said, “DES is excited to partner with Brandman University to the benefit of Washington State employees. Through this partnership, state government employees will be able to access quality training at lower costs. They have the opportunity to make progress toward degrees and improve their opportunity at advancement while enhancing their ability to deliver services to the citizens of Washington State.”
With tuition hikes of up to 14% expected at Washington State university campuses next year, the partnership comes at an important time. Brandman University provides an affordable, high-quality option. Founded in 1958 and formerly known as Chapman University College, Brandman University is a member of the prestigious Chapman University System and provides high-quality, innovative degree programs for working professionals. By blending Chapman University’s heritage of academic excellence with specialized student services and flexible curriculum delivery, Brandman is a highly regarded option for working professionals and community college transfers seeking meaningful degrees that have a reputation for quality.
“In this economy, a college degree really gives people an advantage. It’s wonderful that the State of Washington is providing this opportunity for their employees to pursue academic achievement while maintaining their busy work schedules and personal commitments,” said Wendy Hinand, Manager for Community and Corporate Relations at Brandman University’s Lacey campus.
About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1958 and a part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with progressive, innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for working professionals. Solely dedicated to the working adult, the university serves more than 10,000 students annually in 52 undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in business, arts and sciences, nursing and health professions, and education offered online and through 26 campuses in California and Washington. For more information, visit www.Brandman.edu/WashingtonState