Chamber Partners with Athens State University to Offer Tuition Discount to Members
On August 16, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with Athens State University to offer reduced tuition to the employees and immediate families of our more than 800 member businesses. Benefits of the learning partnership include a 10% tuition discount on all classes, waived application fee and complimentary evaluation of previously earned educational credits and training/professional certifications/portfolio for consideration of transfer credit. These benefits will also extend to the parents, spouse and children of our member's employees. The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is the University’s first chamber learning partner.
“We are proud of the evolving partnership we have with Athens State University, sharing similar missions to improve our community through education, workforce development and business growth,” said Decatur-Morgan County Chamber President & CEO Crystal Brown. “This learning partnership, which is a tuition discount program, will provide a valuable recruiting tool for our more than 800 Chamber members and allows us another way to connect our Chamber members and their employees to educational opportunities. We appreciate Athens State University’s commitment to investing in the future of our community and developing an additional pathway to achieve a higher education."
Founded in 1822, Athens State is Alabama’s oldest educational institution of higher learning. As one of only a few “upper division” universities in the entire country, Athens State is a destination for transfer students and students with more than 36 hours of credit who may have paused their education and are seeking to finish their degree. Offering over 50 undergraduate degree programs and options in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible and high-quality options for all learners.
“Athens State University is committed to investing in the future of our community and developing an additional pathway to achieve a higher education,” said Brandy Conway, Senior Philanthropy Officer at Athens State.