Graduate Programs

Educational Partner Network

Nazareth College partners with organizations to provide their employees/members with a tuition discount — typically 20% — and opportunities for professional development, career advancement, network building, and acquisition of necessary, relevant skills that benefit both the employee and employer. A graduate degree is ideal for:

  • Individuals looking acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to begin a professional career in education, human resources or marketing.
  • Newer professionals seeking advanced degrees or certifications that will provide opportunity for salary and career growth.
  • Experienced professionals with the desire to stay relevant and become leaders in their field.  

Nazareth's tuition discount for partner employees/members is in addition to any employer tuition benefits.

Eligibility & Process

To receive the discount, you must be taking classes in a Master's degree program in the School of Education or School of Management at Nazareth (with the exception of the M.S. in Business Organization and Management program) and be employed or associated with one of our partner organizations.  

Graduate students who believe they are eligible to receive the Educational Partner Discount should email Jori Cincotta (jcincot0@naz.edu) to be verified.  

Current Partners

ABC Head Start
Association for Talent Development (Rochester Chapter)
Bloomfield Central School District
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
Brighton Central School District
Canandaigua City School District
Center for Dispute Settlement
Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)
East Irondequoit Central School District
East Rochester Union Free School District
ESL Federal Credit Union
Excellus Health Plan, Inc
Fairport Central School District
Greece Central School District
Heritage Christian Services, Inc
Hillside Family of Agencies
Hilton Central School District
Honeoye Falls- Lima Central School District
Kendall Central School District
Klein Steel, Inc
LaBella Associates, D.P.C.
Mary Cariola Children's Center
Monroe #1 BOCES
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
M&T Bank
National Human Resources Association
New York State TESOL Association
Palmyra-Macedon Central School District
Paychex, Inc
Penfield Central School District
Pittsford Central School District
Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF)
Rochester City School District
Rochester Regional Health
The Rochester School of the Holy Childhood & Special Touch Bakery
Rochester Women's Network (RWN)
Rochester Young Professionals
St. Ann's Community
Sodus Central School District
SPXFLOW
Wayne - Finger Lakes BOCES
Webster Central School District
West Irondequoit Central School District
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Interested in Learning More?

Organizations: Join the Educational Partner Network
Prospective students: How to apply and receive your benefit

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Jori Cincotta

Nazareth Educational Partner Contact

Jori Cincotta
Graduate Enrollment Representative

Employer Sponsored Tuition Plan

Eligible students can defer tuition payment until the end of the semester based on your employer's planned tuition reimbursement. Print the application for payment deferment.

Interested in taking a course or two?

Complete the Non-Matriculated Student Approval Form to take a class or two. Taking courses as a non-matriculated student is subject to approval by the graduate academic department. See form guidelines for more information. 

Benefits of Completing a Master's Degree

  • Only 10% of professionals hold advanced degrees
  • Higher salary
  • Greater employment opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Personal growth & professional development

Student Perspective

The 20% partner discount saves grad student Eric Rowland '19G about $1,000 a year. "That partnership agreement did help alleviate the financial stress," says Rowland, who also appreciates personalized program planning guidance from the management program director. Read about Rowland's experience.