The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), an organization representing 47 publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Phoenix, a leading online education provider.
Under the agreement, students at TCMF members institutions will be able to supplement their on-campus course loads with course programs using the University of Phoenix online platform. HBCU institutions that participate in the new alliance will be able to help students satisfy course requirements by completing online offerings at the University of Phoenix as part of their semester-based tuition and fees. Students will incur no additional costs. All HBCU students enrolled in the online courses offered under this new framework will also have access to the educational tools and resources provided to every current University of Phoenix student, including its online library, academic labs and workshops, 24/7 live math tutoring and other services.
Also, as part of the new agreement, the University of Phoenix has agreed to offer scholarships for students attending TMCF institutions. “We’re proud to offer more scholarships and grants for nontraditional students as part of this new alliance, and we are thrilled to join the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in helping more HBCU students reach graduation,” said Timothy P. Slottow, president of University of Phoenix.