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Corporate Advantage Partnership (CAP) Benefits for Ochsner Health.

Upper Iowa is proud of our Corporate Advantage Partnership (CAP) with Ochsner Health. Key benefits of the partnership include tuition grants for Ochsner Health employees, their spouses, and dependent children (up to age 26). These grants can be applied to any class (two credits or higher) taken at a UIU Center location or online.

Full Corporate Advantage Partnership Benefits Include:

  • Grants for courses taken at a UIU center or online that are two credits or more.  
  • Employee spouses and children (up to age 26) are also eligible for these grants. 
  • Grant amounts are determined annually, based on number of participants.  

Face to Face Grant Levels

Grant LevelAnnual Student Enrollment Per PartnerGrant Amount
Peacock Spirit Grant1-50 $90 per course
Peacock Pride Grant51-150$125 per course
Peacock Excellence Grant151-above$160 per course

Online Grant Levels

Grant LevelAnnual Student Enrollment Per PartnerGrant Amount
Bronze1-50 $125 per course
Silver51-150$200 per course
Gold151-above$275 per course


  • Flexibility: Students can use any combination of classroom or online courses to create a schedule that fits into their busy schedule. 
  • Reliability: UIU is a private, nonprofit university founded in 1857. We are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. 
  • Convenience: Our unique course schedule allows students to focus on one to three classes at a time while still allowing them to move through their educational requirements quickly. 
  • Advising: Each employee is assigned an advisor who will work with them closely from enrollment to completion of coursework. Advisors are easily accessible via phone and email as well as through face-to-face meetings several times a year at your location. 
  • Student Support: UIU also offers students a wide range of student support resources, including online library services, online tutoring, career services, disability services and financial aid for degree-seeking students. 
  • Transferability: Students can transfer up to 78 credits from an accredited two-year college and up to 90 credits from four-year institutions towards their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Students can transfer up to 12 credits towards their master’s degree. 

Academic Programs

Flexible associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, minors and certificates.

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Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you zero in on your studies during each 8-week session.


First-time, transfer, online, international and military students: No matter your path or previous experience, we’ll help you every step of the way.

Student Support Services

Take advantage of the student support services and resources available.

UIU Undergraduate Programs

UIU offers a wide range of associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificate programs—all in variety of learning experiences.

UIU Graduate Programs

UIU offers six flexible master’s degrees, as well as several graduate and post-graduate certificate programs.