Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) announced today a signed affiliation agreement between the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) and America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU). The agreement is an exclusive education partnership between Olivet and ACCU.
The agreement will provide all ACCU staff, members and spouses a 20 percent tuition discount on SGCS programming. Olivet has already enrolled the first ACCU student who began pursuing her online bachelor of business administration in September.
“At America’s Christian Credit Union we strive to Reach, Serve and Teach our members and staff through Biblical principles,” said Mendell Thompson, President/CEO of ACCU. “Our goal is not to be just a financial institution for our members but in reality, to be a life transforming organization for those we serve. This partnership with Olivet allows us to achieve that mission.”
ACCU has 90 employees and serves 86,000 members across the country with more than 5,000 branches and over 2,000 self-service locations.
“As one of the nation’s top Christian universities that provides education with a Christian purpose, we are honored to partner with such a great organization in ACCU,” said ONU vice-president of strategic expansion, Dr. Ryan Spittal. “Olivet is pleased to align our similar missions to help transform the lives of individuals across the country.”
Recently, ONU became a participant in the new Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, designed to improve financial aid for veterans participating in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill Program. Under the current bill, veterans’ tuition is covered up to the equal amount of the highest in-state, public school, undergraduate tuition. ONU’s Yellow Ribbon Program will cover additional tuition costs not covered by that bill. These funds – up to $25,000 per student per year – are available to traditional students as well as students within the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, including the doctoral program.