Professional Achievement Grant Terms and Conditions
Rasmussen University offers the Professional Achievement Grant (PAG) to students selected and sponsored by a participating Employer. The PAG program is funded by both the Employer and Rasmussen University. This grant is intended to help students avoid educational loan debt by funding a recipient’s direct education-related costs. Direct education-related costs include tuition for all eligible courses, Course Technology and Resource Fee (per course), book fees, and Administrative fees. If a student chooses to order course materials directly, the student will be responsible to pay the price and shipping costs. As such, the Professional Achievement Grant is only available as a primary payment option. Federal, local and state taxes may apply.
Students who choose to participate in the PAG program are not able to receive funding from the federal or state student financial aid programs (such as Pell Grant and Direct Loans); this is a condition of participation in the PAG program. The choice to participate in the PAG program is optional and any student is eligible to apply for federal student financial aid to determine their eligibility in lieu of participating in the PAG program. Students will become ineligible for the PAG program if they choose to receive funds from any federal student financial aid program for the same enrollment period.
Students will become ineligible for the PAG if they receive more than two (2) allowances (defined as any course that is not eligible for reimbursement through the Employer’s policies, including any unsuccessful grades of ““F”, “FD”, “W” or “WX” “U” or “UX” or below a “C-” for courses) during their program of study or if they violate policies as outlined in the Rasmussen University Catalog. The PAG program will pay for up to two (2) repeat courses over your entire program of study. Students who receive more than two (2) unsuccessful grades during their course of study will lose eligibility for the PAG. Students must also abide by all applicable Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Students are expected to understand, meet, and abide by any Employer requirements in order to continue to receive PAG benefits. Rasmussen University or the Employer may remove a student from the PAG at any time. If a student becomes ineligible for PAG at any point in time, the student will be converted to a “cash as a payment” option. If a student would like to use an alternate payment option instead of cash, they must submit a payment option change request.
Please note the PAG is not retroactive to current or prior enrollments. Eligibility is determined through completion of the employer Professional Achievement Grant web form. Participating students agree to authorize Rasmussen University to release employer-required academic and enrollment information to the Employer.
All required PAG forms (detailed below) must be completed, submitted, and approved prior to completing an enrollment agreement for each new participating student. In addition, the PAG Disclosure and Waiver Form must be re-submitted every twelve months to continue participation. The PAG benefits continue as long as:
- (1) The student continues to meet the employer’s eligibility requirements,
- (2) The student has not completed their degree (continuation to a new program will require a new application), and
- (3) The student does not elect to discontinue participation in the PAG program.
Students must send all required forms to their assigned Academic Advisor for verification at least seven days prior to the start of classes for each applicable 12 month period.
Rasmussen University provides the Professional Achievement Grant in conjunction with the funding provided by the Employer. The Employer must supply a qualified tuition payment for their students to be eligible for the Rasmussen University PAG match. Failure of the Employer or student to supply any required payment may result in loss of PAG benefits for the grant recipient.
Documentation required for the Professional Achievement Grant:
- Professional Achievement Grant Disclosure and Waiver (must be completed annually)
- Professional Achievement Grant Employer Representative Acknowledgement
- Professional Achievement Grant Payment Authorization Form (If applicable based on employer)
The Professional Achievement Grant may not be combined with other grants or scholarships offered by Rasmussen University.
Earn Your Degree at No Cost to You.
Announcing the Horizons Teacher Degree Program
We’re excited to let you know Bright Horizons has joined with Rasmussen University to offer employees combined reimbursement on tuition expenses that covers the total cost of qualified programs within the Rasmussen University School of Education!
Bright Horizons employees can take up to eight Early Childhood Education classes per year in the ECE Associate's and Bachelor's programs — at no out-of-pocket cost. And you can finish your degree faster by transferring in your completed CDA to earn 12 college credits!
Our ECE programs do not prepare students for licensed teaching positions in any public school setting, but students will have the opportunity to help shape the futures of young children from birth to age five in a non-public school setting or leadership role.
What courses can I take?
Rasmussen University's Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate's and Bachelor's degrees are eligible for the Horizons Teacher Degree Program. For these degrees, you must earn a "C" or better to be eligible for the reimbursement. Our curriculum is developed based on the national best standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 2
Throughout your curriculum, you gain the knowledge and skills you need for success as an educator who can positively influence children’s lives by promoting the healthy development of their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and language development. 1
Early Childhood Education Programs
- Bachelor’s (Choice of specialization: Child Development or Leadership)
- Associate’s (Choice of specialization: Child Development or Children with Special Needs)
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What expenses are covered?
With the Horizons Teacher Degree Program, the cost of the Early Childhood Education Associate's and Bachelor's degrees are covered up to 100%! 3
All other Rasmussen University programs receive a 10% grant off of tuition. For a list of other program offerings and more details, visit rasmussen.edu/corporate.
up to 100% coverage on qualified programs 3
Do I qualify?
Applicants must be actively employed, regular full time. Any questions about the policy or program can be answered by an EdAssist counselor.
Day 1 Eligible when employed full time
What's the next step?
First schedule a counseling session with an EdAssist expert to determine all the steps needed to complete your degree at Rasmussen University. Then once you complete the form below, a Rasmussen University admissions advisor can answer your questions and walk you through the application process.
If you are interested in additional programs at Rasmussen University and want to learn how you can receive 10% off tuition, visit rasmussen.edu/corporate.
Program availability varies by state and campus. Federal, local and state taxes may apply.
The Early Childhood Education programs at Rasmussen University are not accredited by the NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation. Rasmussen University is not a partner of NAEYC and our programs are not sponsored or endorsed by NAEYC.
Terms and conditions apply. 100% coverage is subject to employer policies and the student meeting all terms and conditions of the Rasmussen University Professional Achievement Grant. Program availability varies by state and campus. Federal, local and state taxes may apply.