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Partnership Students

Maximize Your Tuition Benefits

In partnership with employers, associations and other organizations, we help thousands of students just like you save on the cost of a college-level education.

From an undergraduate or graduate degree, to professional certification, to other types of professional development, find out how Franklin can help you make the most of your tuition benefits.

Have questions about your organization's partnership with Franklin?

How It Works

Step 1: Complete your application below

Apply conveniently online using your organization’s unique Franklin application link. Scroll down to find a list of application links.

Step 2: Submit your transcripts 

Submitting electronic transcripts is a faster way for Franklin University to receive your official transcript. Check with your previous institution to see if this is an option instead of having a paper copy mailed to us. Electronic transcripts should be emailed to transcripts@franklin.edu.

Please allow 7-10 days for your transcript to arrive at Franklin. There is no cost for us to receive and evaluate your transcript.

If your transcripts are being sent to us by mail, please have them mailed in an official, sealed envelope to this address:

Submit official, sealed transcripts to:
Franklin University
ATTN: Office of Transfer and Articulation
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215-5339

Transferring less than 24 hours of college credit? Please submit an official high school transcript.

For master's and doctoral students additional materials are required to be submitted as part of the application process. Please view the Graduate Student's page for additional details

Step 3: Complete your employment verification

To ensure that you receive your partnership benefits, please complete the Partnership Verification form. You must have your partnership membership or employment verified in order to receive tuition benefits. Details related to tuition benefits and verification are contained within the Partnership Verification form. Franklin withholds the right to audit your employment or membership status with the partner organization at any time. As a student, you are responsible for immediately notifying Franklin of any change in your employment or membership status. Please note that tuition benefits are not retroactive and cannot be applied to prior terms. In addition, tuition discounts may not be combined with other Franklin University scholarships.

Step 4: Speak with an admission advisor

A Franklin admissions advisor will call you to review your application and schedule any necessary placement tests.

Step 5: Register for classes

Once you’ve completed placement testing (if necessary), your admissions advisor will contact you to set up a registration appointment. 

Our Partners

American Marketing Association (Columbus Chapter)

All members of the American Marketing Association's Columbus Chapter are eligible for a tuition discount on the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and M.S.-Marketing & Communication programs.

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Arvato Digital Services

All Arvato employees can receive college credit for Bank New Hire 2.0 Curriculum Overview Training, Airline Curriculum Training and LEAD certification toward an undergraduate or graduate degree at Franklin University. Employees can also take advantage of a tuition discount and have the graduate application fee waived. 

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Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio

Doctoral tuition discounts are available to faculty and staff of Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio member schools.

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Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce

Use your tuition discount to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Franklin University. In addition to Franklin’s online programs, your discount applies to onsite undergraduate programs in business administration and accounting, as well as the MBA.

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Beaver County Chamber of Commerce

A tuition discount is available to Beaver County Chamber of Commerce members, as well as employees of the chamber’s business members. Earn an affordable degree that fits your life when you apply your tuition discount toward your bachelor's or master's degree. All degrees are offered completely online and some programs are offered onsite at the Community College of Beaver County.

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Centene Corporation

All Centene Corporation employees receive a tuition discount for associate, bachelor’s, and master’s-level degree and certificate programs at Franklin University.

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Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

All Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) employees can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

CMPD employees, reserves, and volunteers can use their tuition discount toward any of Franklin’s online public administration degrees or certificate programs, including Criminal Justice Administration.

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City of Columbus

All city of Columbus employees receive a tuition discount and free books for Franklin’s certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

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City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety

Employees of the Department of Public Safety benefit from a tuition discount and free books for any of Franklin’s certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

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City of Delaware

All city of Delaware employees can take advantage of a tuition discount and get free books for Franklin’s certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

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City of Dublin

All city of Dublin employees can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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City of Grove City

All city of Grove City employees can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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City of Worthington

All city of Worthington employees can take advantage of a tuition discount with textbooks included toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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Clopay

All Clopay associates are eligible for free textbooks and a tuition discount toward Franklin’s associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs – including programs offered through the Urbana University Branch Campus.

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Discover Financial Services

All Discover Financial Services employees can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward select associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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EdAssist

For more information, contact your human resources department and find out if your company partners with EdAssist.

Essen Healthcare

All Essen Heathcare employees benefit from a streamlined admission process and personalized support as students seeking Franklin University’s online Master of Science in Nursing.

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Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center employees can use their tuition discount to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree online at Franklin University.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

All Franklin County Sheriff’s Office employees can take advantage of a tuition discount and get free books for associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs in Franklin’s College of Health & Public Administration.

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International Association of Emergency Managers

International Association of Emergency Managers members are eligible for a tuition discount toward College of Health & Public Administration programs, including the B.S. Emergency Management & Homeland Security.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Doctoral tuition discounts are available to faculty and staff of Ivy Tech Community College.

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Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Junior Achievement employees are eligible for free books and a tuition discount toward Franklin University’s associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. High school students who intern at Junior Achievement Leadership Academy can also take advantage of these benefits.

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Mercy Health

All Mercy Health employees can take advantage of a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Franklin University – including programs offered through the Urbana University Branch Campus.

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Morrow County Hospital

All Morrow County Hospital employees receive a tuition discount for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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National Church Residences

National Church Residences employees can use their tuition discount to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree at Franklin University.

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National Forum for Black Public Administrators-Greater Columbus Chapter

All members of the Greater Columbus Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators can take advantage of a tuition discount toward Franklin University's associate, bachelor's, masters and certificate programs.

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Nationwide® Insurance

Full or part-time Nationwide associates can take advantage of a tuition discount toward courses for certificates of completion in Claims Training, Claims Leadership, Underwriting & Risk Management and Java. Associates who earn a certificate of completion also benefit from a tuition discount for specific degree programs. Apply now:

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Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance

A tuition discount is available to Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance members, as well as employees of the chamber’s business members. Earn an affordable degree that fits your life when you apply your tuition discount toward your bachelor's or master's degree. All degrees are offered completely online and some programs are offered onsite at Tri-C's Brunswick University Center.

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Ohio Association of Community Colleges

Doctoral tuition discounts are available to faculty and staff of Ohio Association of Community Colleges member schools.

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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

All Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections employees can take advantage of a tuition discount and get free books for associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs at Franklin University.

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Ohio Health Information Management Association

Current AHIMA members can apply their tuition discount toward Franklin University's undergraduate Health Information Management major or the Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree programs.

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Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) employees receive a tuition discount for Franklin’s associate, bachelor's and master’s degree programs.

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OhioHealth

OhioHealth employees can use their tuition discount to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of more than 45 online programs at Franklin University.

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Per Scholas

Per Scholas graduates can take advantage of a tuition discount and free books for bachelor’s degrees in one of Franklin University’s computer science and information science majors.

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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association members can take advantage of their tuition discount to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in human resources completely online.

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Relias Learning

Turn your Relias training into credit toward a bachelor’s degree program within Franklin University’s College of Health & Public Administration.

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Scholarship America

Employees of all Scholarship America clients can take advantage of a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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State Auto

All State Auto associates can take advantage of a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs at Franklin University. Associates can also have the graduate application fee waived. 

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Tri-County Human Resource Association

Current members in good standing can apply their tuition discount toward an online bachelor’s or master’s degree at Franklin University.

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VHA Central Scholarship

Employees of VHA Central Consortia-member hospitals can apply for a tuition scholarship toward a bachelor’s or master's degree within Franklin University’s College of Health & Public Administration.

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Wallick Communities

Wallick Communities employees can use their tuition discount to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Franklin University.

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White Castle

All White Castle employees can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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Women in Digital

All Women in Digital members can take advantage of free books and a tuition discount toward associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Franklin University.

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Wright-Patt Credit Union

Credit union partners can use a tuition discount to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Franklin University. Take classes at our Beavercreek or Columbus locations or earn your degree completely online.

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