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Education designed to support the whole you.

National University offers a holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success, called “Whole Human Education.” It means we’ll be with you side-by-side, every step of the way, breaking any barriers you face in achieving your education.

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Our 5 Pillars of Support

Financial

Opportunity Scholarship Need-based award to help reduce the cost of undergraduate tuition

Financial Aid Guidance
1:1 assistance for navigating the financial aid process and available resources

Key Grant Scholarship
Helping underserved students unlock access to education and their futures

Academic

Free Tutoring
Scheduled 30-45 minute
weekly tutoring sessions

Writing Center
Online and onsite consultations to help write research papers

Academic Success Center
Support for individual coaching, time management, and study skills

Career

Handshake Job Portal
Direct access to employers, job postings, and career events

NU Mentoring Network
Connecting students to alumni for real-world, 1:1 career advice

Career Services
Career counseling, interviewing techniques, and resume tips

Family & Community

Online & Onsite Programs
Flexible 4-week courses to balance family, work, and school

15 Student Organizations/Clubs
Clubs supporting a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures help students connect with people who share similar interests and goals

CSEA Student Voice blog
An online blog written by students, for students

Social & Emotional

Student Wellness Services
Access to wellness resources and 1:1 solutions-focused counseling

Concern Center
Searchable database of resources for all things wellness

TimelyCare
Free, on-demand remote mental health counseling

Why Choose NU?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.

Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 185,000 alumni worldwide.

We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.

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Class of 2021

$50 Million in Scholarships Awarded Last Year

Explore millions in scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility requirements apply.

4-Week Courses

Studying and completing just one course each month keeps you focused on your goals, balanced in your life, and on the fast track to graduation.

75+ Degree Programs

Whether you’re starting fresh or seeking advancement, our career-focused programs are designed to help you make an impact in your chosen field.

WSCUC Accredited

At NU, you’ll earn your degree from a reputable, private, non-profit university accredited by WSCUC.

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“The best investment I ever made, was in myself.”

— Nadia L., Class of 2020

Whole Human
Education

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Our Community

At National University, you’ll be part of a family — a connected, engaged, and inspired community of students from across the country and around the globe. From the day you start your first class, you’ll have the support of your fellow students and alumni, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to helping you reach your educational and professional goals.

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You’ll join our network of over 185,000 accomplished alumni.

Scholarships & Promos

NU’s whole-human education positioning takes a holistic approach to student well-being. We want our students to know they don’t have to “go it alone” when it comes to their education. The proof is in our myriad programs and resources. Here’s a partial snapshot of what we offer:

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The Key Grant Scholarship

A need-based scholarship that gives recipients a 50% discount on tuition, up to $10,000 annually. *

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

*Yes, this offer can be combined with financial aid, military tuition reimbursement, or corporate tuition benefits.

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NU looks good on YOU!

We’ve got good things “in store” for you, so be sure to visit and shop our branded jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, and more!

Earn your $100 gift card to the NU Store

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Associate Degree for Transfer Scholarship

Save $10,000* per year on transfer-friendly bachelor’s programs.

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2023

*Assumes eight courses per year at $880 per course (Maximum 20 courses)

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

Choosing the online degree program that’s right for you is a big decision, and you’re likely to have questions as you learn more about NU. If you don’t find the answers that you’re looking for here, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.

At National University, our financial aid team is ready to help you understand the cost of your education and secure the resources you need to pay for college.

National University is proud to support student clubs and organizations. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, as well as gain a support network that could last far beyond graduation. Whether meetings are in person, online, or both, we have a place for you. Participating in a club could also help you expand your ePortfolio or earn an Effective Leadership Certificate.

National University’s accredited on-site or online 4-week courses are designed to fit into your busy life. Explore 75+ degree programs & apply today.

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