FAYETTE, Iowa (May 28, 2008) - Upper Iowa University (UIU) has been accepted as an official partner in the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) to provide undergraduate degrees to sailors through its distance learning.
UIU is one of 30 colleges and universities to make the grade as "Navy Approved" for the NCPDLP's limited openings. "Upper Iowa has a long history of providing educational opportunities to military men and women," said Barb Schultz, director, External Degree Independent Study Program. "We are proud to be a new partner in the Navy Distance Learning Program."
Schultz will serve as program manager for the new partnership. UIU will offer enlisted sailors two learning modalities to earn a degree- independent study and online programs.
The number of sailors that took distance learning courses in 2007 was 43,073, compared to 29,824 who attended traditional "brick-and-mortar" schools. "Due to the constraints or location of the mobile sailor, these individuals need a variety of delivery options to meet their educational needs," said Schultz.
All NCPDLP distance learning degrees are fully funded by the Navy's Tuition Assistance Program.
UIU has learning centers in Kansas and Louisiana that support military members, is a core member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) organization, a core member of the Army's GoArmyEd, and an educational partner with the Coast Guard Institute in Oklahoma City and the Army National Guard Education Support Center in Little Rock, Ark.
For more information about the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), please contact Schultz at 888-877-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.uiu.edu/navy.
To learn more about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.
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