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NU Proudly Partners With Sheriff Departments

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25% Tuition Scholarship for Sheriff Deputies and Professional Support Staff

National University, a Veteran-founded nonprofit, proudly supports the sheriff deputies who protect and serve our communities. To show appreciation, we commit to providing affordable, accessible education to all public safety professionals to advance their careers and help them reach educational goals through our Public Safety Promise Scholarship.

National University offers all public safety personnel — plus their spouses and dependents —a 25% tuition scholarship applicable to associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs, or a 15% scholarship for doctoral programs*. With over 190+ degree programs, plus credentials and certificates, you can choose programs in areas such as criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration. Finish faster with convenient online course formats and monthly or weekly starts.

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Fill out the form to learn more, and an enrollment advisor will contact you to discuss degree programs and scholarship options.

  • Send an email to your enrollment advisor from your work email address
  • Provide a copy of a paycheck stub from the last 90 days of employment
  • Provide an email or letter from your supervisor or HR representative
  • Provide a copy of your employee badge
  • Provide a screenshot of your employee port

Get Course Credit for Work Experience

National University also provides credit for many prior career-training programs.  NU prides itself on its strict alignment with official training standards for several public safety agencies, including Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), getting you even closer to achieving your goals.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Students possessing a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution or law enforcement agency are eligible to receive credit. A POST certificate, agency identification card or equivalent with badge number must be attached to the eForm.


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Schedule a one-on-one meeting with an account specialist to discuss prior learning credits, degree programs, and scholarship options.

Find Your Program

With more than 190+ degree, credential, and certificate programs available, available, National University has several programs tailored to the public safety field, including:

Why Choose National University?

  • Four- and Eight-Week Courses
  • 190+ Degree Programs
  • Online or On-Site
  • Year-Round Enrollment
  • Military Friendly

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 230,000 alumni worldwide.

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“My favorite part of the program was the staff and students. The staff was professional and had previous experience working in some aspect of criminal justice, not just teaching about it. The students were also professional and most had full time jobs. They were in class with the goal of graduating and not just filling a seat.”

-Dennis Reyes, Class of 2021

About National University

Since 1971, National University has been breaking barriers in education. As a Veteran-founded Yellow Ribbon school, and San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, we’re dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible and affordable higher education opportunities. We offer 190+ career-relevant degree programs and achievable four- and eight-week courses backed by our whole human approach to your success. That means our students have the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to stay on track, finish faster, and achieve their personal and professional goals. We proudly educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 45,000 students and 230,000 + alums worldwide.

For More Information

Please fill out the form below to be contacted by an admissions advisor who can help you with this scholarship, education counseling, transferring credits, financial aid opportunities, and the admissions process.

National University, a California-based institution, makes continual efforts to comply with state authorization regulations governing out-of-state educational activities and to obtain required approvals. Since these regulations vary by state and change over time, all National University programs are not available to students in every state.

*Nursing and radiation therapy programs are excluded from the tuition discount. Please contact National University for more information about this scholarship.