Agreement enables affordable, quality education for city employees

Grantham University and City of Kansas City, Missouri partnerLENEXA, Kan., May 3, 2018 – Grantham University, a leading provider of online college degree and certificate programs, is proud to announce a partnership with the City of Kansas City (Missouri). Under the agreement, the university will provide city employees with educational benefits, such as reduced tuition, a textbook and software grant, and a 90-day tuition deferral.

The partnership follows a successful January education fair Grantham organized with the city as part of Continuing Education Week. Mayor Sylvester James and the City Council presented Grantham with a proclamation of appreciation for assisting with the week.

“We are excited to serve our local community through this agreement with the City of Kansas City,” said Scott Andrews, president and CEO of Grantham University. “It is our privilege to help city employees realize the many advantages of an advanced education.”

Grantham University has more than 20 city, corporate, association and education partners, including a similar agreement with the cities of Lenexa, Olathe and Leavenworth, Kansas. The university actively seeks opportunities to engage with members of the community through education fairs, event sponsorships, lunch-and-learns and community grant programs.

“We appreciate Grantham’s service to the City of Kansas City,” said Scott Taylor, Kansas City councilman for the 6th District at-large. “Through this partnership with Grantham University, our employees will have more opportunities for educational and career growth. We are committed to developing continuing education prospects for City employees, and we look forward to collaborating with Grantham on future events and programming.”

Grantham University proudly serves a broad population of adult learners – from the nation’s honored military and public service sectors, to corporate America, and those desiring education for personal and professional advancement. For more on Grantham University, please visit grantham.edu.

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About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Throughout the past 67 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, low tuition rates and affordability options, and its continual advancement in line with changing technologies.

Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Liz Istas
(913) 309-4311
listas@grantham.edu

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