Educational Partner Network

Eligible students receive a tuition discount for graduate programs at Nazareth.

Eligibility: Do you work at least 20 hours a week in one of these fields or settings:

  • school (public, private, charter), day care, or after-school care in Monroe, Genesee, Ontario, Orleans, Livingston, or Wayne counties
  • business or retail
  • government
  • health care
  • technology
  • banking or finance
  • non-profit organization
  • Or you are part of an organization that has been part of Nazareth's Educational Partner Network, such as American Advertising Federation (AAF) Greater Rochester and Rochester Women's Network

Exceptions: Students participating in Nazareth's Flyer+ program or working for Nazareth are not eligible.

Your benefit: Nazareth offers a tuition discount for employees in the fields listed above. This is in addition to any tuition benefit from your employer.

Application and verification process

Students apply online for graduate admission, and select that you are Educational Partner Network eligible. Discounts are not available after the semester starts.

If you are admitted, Nazareth will verify your eligibility. Your bill each semester will show a discount. Tuition discounts are not retroactive to prior years.

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