The Benefits of Having a College Degree
In today's economy, higher education is no longer a luxury for the privileged few, but a necessity for individual economic opportunity and America's competitiveness in the global economy.
Completing any level of a college education is a noteworthy accomplishment and can provide tangible benefits that have lasting significance.
If you’ve been weighing your options, now may be the pivotal moment that takes you to the next level.
The University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) recently launched a full-program scholarship opportunity* with Chandler-Gilbert Community College, offering an extraordinary opportunity for CGCC alumni, faculty, and staff to apply for a degree offered in programs** through the UAGC Forbes School of Business and Technology® or the College of Arts and Sciences.
The available UAGC-CGCC Partnership Scholarships are:
- Three UAGC full-program scholarships for Chandler-Gilbert Alumni
- Two UAGC full-program scholarships for Chandler-Gilbert Faculty and Staff
June 6, 2022 is the application deadline! Visit the UAGC and Chandler-Gilbert Community College Partnership Scholarships page to apply.
Awardees will be announced in June 2022. The UAGC online platform offers the flexibility you need as a busy adult to fit the pursuit of a degree into your life. Choose from a variety of quality, career-relevant degree programs taught by seasoned faculty with real-world expertise.
Students—including older students juggling work and family responsibilities—recognize that higher education is a key to opportunity and allows you to pursue a career that interests and inspires you.
When you have the freedom to choose your career, you're more likely to enjoy it. A higher education can lead to:
- Increased access to job opportunities
- Enhanced marketability
- Networking opportunities
- Higher job satisfaction
- Potentially better employment benefits
- Potential professional growth opportunities
- Personal growth and improved confidence and self-esteem
Now’s the time to take charge of your future and advance your education, your opportunities, and your life. Apply by May 5, 2022, on the UAGC and Chandler-Gilbert Community College Partnership Scholarships page and find out in June 2022, what your future holds. Any applicants not selected for a UAGC-CGCC Partnership Scholarship may be eligible to save up to $6,450 per year on tuition towards a bachelor’s degree*** through the UAGC – Maricopa County Community College District Academic Partnership. Substantial tuition and fee savings are also available at the master’s and doctoral levels† through this preferred partnership.
Obtaining your degree is like a rite of passage. Once you’ve crossed that finish line, you have that extra sense of accomplishment that no one can take away.
While earning a degree is a big commitment, the rewards are plentiful and within your reach. A brighter economic future, more career possibilities, and a greater sense of personal fulfillment are all possible with the acquisition of a degree.
*Additional program-specific fees may be the responsibility of the student. Please refer to the UAGC Academic Catalog for specific program requirements and fees.
**Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.
***$6,450 is bachelor’s tuition savings based on completing 30 credits per calendar year. Savings will be prorated if students complete less than 30 credits per calendar year.
†Savings on tuition and fees available for those who qualify. Benefits vary by degree level.