Tuition Benefit for First Responders

First Responders

Expand Your Opportunities with Tuition Savings

First Responders now have the opportunity to earn a college degree online at Columbia International University while working full time. You’ll get the education you’ve always wanted while becoming one of your company’s best and brightest. Choose from a range of career-relevant degree programs to enhance your future opportunities.

Save on Tuition and Fees

Full time employed or volunteer first responders  (EMS, firefighters, sheriffs, police, and state patrol) who enroll in online programs at Columbia International University will receive:

  • Tuition Savings - Take advantage of reduced tuition to earn your degree - $500 discount per semester for full-time studies and $250 discount per semester for part-time studies

Why Choose CIU?

6- to 8-week Classes

Take one class at a time and still be considered full-time. Classes are asynchronous, so there’s no set time of the day or night that you have to be online

Generous Transfer Policy

Transfer approved credits from an accredited college or university toward a bachelor's degree


Learn from the Best

Master your field with instruction from seasoned faculty with experience practicing in their respective specialties

Convenient & Flexible

Balance work, life, family, and college while pursuing your online degree. Textbooks are included in your tuition and delivered to your door

No SAT, GMAT, GRE, or ACT Required

Standardized test scores are never needed to enroll at CIU

The CIU Advantage

Free Tutoring

Get the help you need to succeed

Library and Writing Center

Supplement your studies and get your papers in top shape

Tech Support

Contact our experts any time, any day for worry-free tech support with the online classroom and apps

Career Services

Take your skills and degree into the workforce with student access to assistance and lifetime job support for alumni

Our Students are Going Places

"Attending CIU was the best choice I could have ever made in both my personal or professional life. CIU gave me the confidence to know that I can truly do all. The staff was phenomenal and everything learned increased my ability to lead others. "

Jennifer Chambers, 
Masters of Organizational Leadership, 2021

Take your next step towards a rewarding educational journey!

Next Steps:

  1. Complete online application
  2. If you haven’t decided on a degree yet, explore our online degree options to find the program that fuels your passion and expands your career path
  3. Request your transcripts
  4. Complete the FAFSA
  5. After acceptance, complete your pre-registration form to register

CIU offers you endless possibilities for growth! 

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