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  • Tuition Discount Program

    Pima County now offers tuition discounts for employees.


    In our effort to be as responsive and helpful as possible to our partners in the wake of the coronavirus, University of Arizona Online is extremely excited to offer the corporate education partnership benefits to Pima County employee spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.

    Pima County employees and their dependents now have the amAZing opportunity to get their degree from top-ranked University of Arizona! 

    The University of Arizona, one of the leading research institutions in the nation and ranked among the top 30 best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News & World Report, offers 100% online bachelor’s degrees that connect students directly to Arizona’s flagship university.

    At Arizona Online, you are part of a community that embraces the challenges of adult life and provides the structure and support you need to excel. You can expect the same world class degree programs and supportive environment in your online community as you would get on the University of Arizona campus. With 32 undergraduate degree programs to choose from, you have the flexibility to select coursework that fits your goals.

    And as of March 2021, we are excited to introduce the Eller College of Management's Professional MBA program. The PMBA will be delivered in a hybrid format at the Chandler, AZ campus. Foundational courses will be offered online complimented by in-person bi-weekly practicums to develop your professional skillset. As one of our Arizona Online partners, Pima County employees will receive a 10% tuition reduction on the Professional MBA!

    As a Pima County employee, spouse, domestic partner or dependent you will receive additional employee benefits including:

    • 10% tuition reduction on online undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Dedicated enrollment support
    • Waived application fee
    • Yearly onsite events
    • Six start dates a year

    Visit Arizona Onlineto get started!

    amAZe yourself Education Benefit Flyer Spring Session I

    Courses begin January 12, 2022 (Spring Session I)



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    Arizona State University is advancing

    education and expanding career possibilities
    for public employees in Arizona with the
    Arizona Public Employee Scholarship.

    ASU is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity to public employees
    interested in pursuing a degree and upskilling for the careers they
    have now and the goals they’re working toward.

    This 10% scholarship will apply to any of ASU’s world-class degree
    programs on any ASU campus, including online undergraduate and
    graduate degree programs.

    The application is simple, and employees can submit the required
    form any time during the semester before the last day of classes to
    receive the award.

    Visit: ArizonaPublicEmployeeScholarship

    to learn more.


    Contact the Admission Services team at or call 480-965-7788.


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          Did you know that you may be able to shorten the time it takes to complete your          Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by six months? 

    Those who completed their undergraduate degree in business may be eligible to waive up to three courses in Grand Canyon University’s MBA program.

    Approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, GCU’s MBA program allows future business leaders and executives to focus on leadership development, operations management and organizational growth. For more information on GCU’s MBA program and this exciting opportunity, contact me today! 

    Or if you have been considering furthering your education online, now’s the time! Pima County employees may take advantage of a 10% tuition scholarship to the program of your choice. GCU offers Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees.


    Barry Julian, MBA

    University Development Representative

    College of Education

    Grand Canyon University

    3500 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson AZ

    928-863-8644 Office

    928-863-8644 Cell

    877-217-0939 Fax


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    Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800-621-7440; Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Non-Discrimination policies can be found at


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    The first cohort of 2022 will begin on January 10, 2022 for the High Performance Leadership Cohort and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Cohort

    • Efficient: 100% online (no travel, no time out of office)

    • Fits Busy Schedules:  4-5 hours per week, both self-paced and group-learning activities

    • Top Leaders: Led by General Colin Powell, Hyde Goldsmith, accomplished CIOs, CISOs, CHROs, etc.

    • Affordable: Standard Price: $2,495 – Pima County Price: $1,645 per participant

    • CPEs: Qualifies for multiple organizations - HRCI, IAAO, ICMA, and others

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    Pima County Employees Advance your career with an NAU degree 
    What are your goals for 2021? Do you want to go back to school or advance your career? Are you excited to grow and challenge yourself?  Northern Arizona University has partnered with Pima County to offer employees, like you, a 10% tuition reduction on all graduate programs (exception online personalized learning programs). NAU also has very affordable and streamlined bachelor’s degree options for you to consider.  


    Interested in earning a master’s degree? NAU offers programs at statewide locations or online that are convenient for working professionals: 

    • Short, 8-week sessions
    • Programs that require only 30 credits (or 10 classes) 
    • Degree options that include organizational leadership, professional writing, public administration and more.

    Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? Streamlined bachelor’s degree options include: 

    • Short, 8-week sessions
    • 90/30 program options where you can transfer up to 90 credits 
    • Popular programs to develop your professional skills, including business administration, communication studies, industrial leadership, strategic leadership, and more. 

    Find out more about the Pima County partnership with NAU by going to


     If you’re ready to apply to NAU, contact NAU Admissions at 888-628-2968. 

    NAU Pima County Partnership FAQ

    Verification of Employment


    Fall 2021 In-Person & Online Course Offerings

    Pima County Employees receive a 20 % discount!



    Lifelong Learning Courses:

    Whiteness and Racial Violence in America $225

    Roth-Gordon, School of Anthropology

    Live Online Sessions: Thursdays, 5 6:30 PM September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4

    Crime and the City $115

    Stefano Bloch, School of Geography, Development & Environment

    Live Online Sessions: Mondays, 5 6:30 PM

    October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15


    The Yaqui People: From Historical Struggles to Contemporary Resiliency $90

    Astorgas Gaxiola, Pima Community College

    Live Online Sessions: Fridays, 9 10 AM

    October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10 (No meeting during Thanksgiving weekend)

    Professional Development:


    Courageous Compassion—Tools for Cultivating Care and Compassion $120

    Langbert, Center for Compassion Studies

    In-person Sessions (The Little Chapel UA Campus): Tuesdays, 5:30 7:30 PM Session 1: September 21, 28, October 5, 12

    Session 2: October 19, 26, November 2, 9 ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 15 per session


    DIY Video and Online Marketing Strategies $90

    McKowen, Updraft Productions

    In-person Sessions (ENR2 Building - UA Campus): Wednesdays, 5:30 7:30 PM November 3, 10, 17


    Cultural Immersion Experience:
    Presented in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance:

    Huata Ma:cig (Basket Weaving Knowledge) $90

    Regina and Megan Siquieros, Tohono O’odham Tradition Bearers  In-person Sessions (Mission Gardens):

    10 AM NOON  September 18, 25, October 2



    Sonoran Desert Fibers, Fur and Fun $60

    García, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    In-person Sessions (Mission Gardens): Fridays, 9 11 AM  November 5, 12


    Collaboration with UArizona College of Fine Arts:

    Connecting Mind and Body Through the Feldenkrais MethodÒ $115

    Belser, School of Theatre, Film & Television UA

    In-person Sessions (Marroney Theatre UA Campus): Tuesdays, 5 6:15 PM  September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26



    From the Front Page to the Archive: How Photojournalism Helps Shape Civic Life $150

    Meg Jackson Fox, Center for Creative Photography UA Live Online Sessions: Wednesdays, 4 6 PM

    October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17  


    Online registration will open on August 16, 2021 at 10 AM Arizona time at


    For more information, please contact us at
    sbs- or (520) 626-6694