I'd like to add my own emphasis to the General President's email on September 27 concerning the newest higher education benefits for IAFF and immediate family members. As professionals, we can never stop learning and growing...our careers demand continuous improvement in our abilities to serve. Our national leadership and Kaplan University know that aspect of our profession and heard our request for a higher education benefit with more options, and I recommend close scrutiny of this new benefit if you are considering a higher education degree.
IAFF member benefits include:
210 per credit for all Kaplan University Undergraduate programs
$249 per credit for IAFF immediate family members on all Kaplan University Undergraduate programs·
Application and technology fees waived for IAFF members and immediate family
15% tuition grant on Kaplan University Master degree programs
Free prior college transfer
evaluation in determination of courses remaining for degree completion
Articulation (mapping) of courses using IFSAC / ProBoard certifications.
Courses to develop portfolios of life experience that can count as university-level credit.