The University of Northern Iowa has been chosen as a partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, which has expanded to cover the full cost of college tuition for the company’s eligible hourly employees.

“This new partnership expanding access to four-year degrees aligns closely with our educational mission,” said Kristin Woods, UNI’s senior associate vice president for enrollment management and student success. “Our goal is to help students succeed wherever they are in life and we’re pleased to partner with Amazon, which added UNI to this program after a rigorous review process.”

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Amazon Career Choice program expanded in the U.S. to pay full college tuition for employees at hundreds of education partners across the country. At UNI, Amazon employees will have access to coursework, whether online or on-campus, as part of this prepaid program.

The program is now available to Amazon hourly employees who have been employed for 90 days or more. Employees have access to annual funds for education as long as they remain at the company, fully funding eligible expenses, with no limit to the number of years they can benefit.

“We’re looking forward to the University of Northern Iowa coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere. We have intentionally cultivated a partner network of third-party educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources, and continuous improvements to the experience. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”

More information about the program at UNI is available online

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