UIU and Viafield agree to CAP 

FAYETTE, Iowa (February 14, 2018) – Viafield employees and their family members now benefit from a partnership with Upper Iowa University (UIU). As Corporate Advantage Partnership (CAP) program members, Viafield employees, their spouses and dependent children (under the age of 26) are eligible to receive set tuition grants for courses taken at any of Upper Iowa's 25 U.S. educational centers or through UIU distance education programs. The application fee is also waived for all participants.

"The UIU CAP program is another example of how Upper Iowa University succeeds in helping learners of all ages achieve their educational dreams," UIU Director of Business Development Tyler Walls said. "We are pleased that Viafield has chosen to partner with our Corporate Advantage Partnership program. With over 50 CAP members, Upper Iowa strives to empower our students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers, and we continue do so in an affordable way."

UIU, a private, nonprofit university founded in 1857, strives to meet student needs with convenient daytime, evening and online classes. Upper Iowa’s unique academic year consists of classes offered during five 8-week sessions and one accelerated 6-week summer session. As a result of these more concentrated sessions, students usually need to take just two to three courses at a time to graduate on schedule. Many students blend their degree plan by taking in-person, online and hybrid (both face-to-face and online) courses.

Other students get a jump on completion by easily transferring in up to 90 college credits from other schools. Up to 12 credits can also be transferred at the graduate level. Credits may also be earned through an individual’s work experience through an experiential learning portfolio or various college examinations.

“Our dedicated team members provide support to our customers every day, so it is critical that we obtain the latest knowledge and skill sets to best serve as our customers’ trusted advisors,” Viafield PHR-Human Resources Leader Anne Benning said. “By partnering with Upper Iowa University through its CAP program, we offer a quality educational opportunity to our team members and their families at a reduced rate. Viafield is most successful when our team members continue to develop and grow.”

Viafield is a member-owned ag cooperative, with locations throughout northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. The organization’s employees specialize in meeting the needs of their customers and provide expert advice on products, services and trends within agronomy, energy, feed and grain.

Corporations interested in participating in UIU's Corporate Advantage Partnership program, should e-mail Walls at wallst99@uiu.edu. For additional information about Upper Iowa University, visit uiu.edu.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

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