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More for First Responders

As an emergency first responder, you dedicate your time to serving your community—and we dedicate ours to serving heroes like you. You have big aspirations and minimal spare time, which is why you need a more flexible online education that works with your schedule. At UA Grantham, we have more resources to help you complete your degree and get ready for what's next. We're here to help.

  • One of the lowest tuitions in the U.S.1
  • Special tuition rate applies to spouses and children (of any age)
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 100% online courses with no set class times
  • Monthly start dates and 8-week courses

First Responder Tuition Discount

UA Grantham makes higher education more achievable for all kinds of heroes, including first responders and their families. We offer a unique Heroes Program, which includes a special first responder tuition discount to help them earn their degrees.
  • $250 per credit hour tuition (undergraduate and graduate)
  • No textbook, software or technology fees
  • No cost evaluation of training and life experience for college credit

Those who qualify for the first responder tuition discount include:

  • Federal, state and local law enforcement personnel
  • Firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • U.S. civil servants at the federal, state, county and/or local level
  • U.S. licensed or certified patient care workers
  • Special tuition rate applies to spouses and children (of any age)

Students must also meet University of Arkansas Grantham's minimum admissions requirements, as well as any special program admissions requirements.


Get (Transfer) Credit Where Credit is Due

We further reduce education costs—and time to graduation—with generous transfer credit policies for experience you already have, including on-the-job training, life experience and prior college coursework. In fact, up to 75% of a UA Grantham undergraduate degree program, and 50% of a graduate degree program, can be fulfilled with transfer credit.

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Reduced tuition + scholarship opportunities
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More Opportunities

At UA Grantham, you can attain a degree that allows you to grow in your career or move into a new field altogether. Choose from 50+ undergraduate or graduate degrees and certificates, including these career relevant education opportunities:
In addition to these programs, several other degree and certificate programs are available to first responder students in business, computer science, engineering technology and more. Whatever your path may be, expect to experience an education at UA Grantham that's impactful, immediately applicable and taught by industry experts. It's your time to choose—and expect more and achieve more.

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