Expand Your Opportunities with Tuition Savings
First Responders now have the opportunity to earn a college degree online at Columbia International University while working full time. You’ll get the education you’ve always wanted while becoming one of your company’s best and brightest. Choose from a range of career-relevant degree programs to enhance your future opportunities.
Save on Tuition and Fees
Full time employed or volunteer first responders (EMS, firefighters, sheriffs, police, and state patrol) who enroll in online programs at Columbia International University will receive:
- Tuition Savings - Take advantage of reduced tuition to earn your degree - $500 discount per semester for full-time studies and $250 discount per semester for part-time studies
Why Choose CIU?
5- to 8-week Classes
Take one class at a time and still be considered full-time. Classes are asynchronous, so there’s no set time of the day or night that you have to be online
Generous Transfer Policy
Transfer approved credits from an accredited college or university toward a bachelor's degree
Learn from the Best
Master your field with instruction from seasoned faculty with experience practicing in their respective specialties
Convenient & Flexible
Balance work, life, family, and college while pursuing your online degree. Textbooks are included in your tuition and delivered to your door
No SAT, GMAT, GRE, or ACT Required
Standardized test scores are never needed to enroll at CIU
The CIU Advantage
Get the help you need to succeed
Library and Writing Center
Supplement your studies and get your papers in top shape
Contact our experts any time, any day for worry-free tech support with the online classroom and apps
Take your skills and degree into the workforce with student access to assistance and lifetime job support for alumni
Our Students are Going Places
"Attending CIU was the best choice I could have ever made in both my personal or professional life. CIU gave me the confidence to know that I can truly do all. The staff was phenomenal and everything learned increased my ability to lead others. "
Masters of Organizational Leadership, 2021
Take your next step towards a rewarding educational journey!
- Complete online application
- If you haven’t decided on a degree yet, explore our online degree options to find the program that fuels your passion and expands your career path
- Request your transcripts
- Complete the FAFSA
- After acceptance, complete your pre-registration form to register
CIU offers you endless possibilities for growth!