“This new benefit with Southern New Hampshire University will help our members and our whole organization be more successful,” said John G. Stevens, NAMB President.
Through the partnership, NAMB members and their immediate family members can now pursue any of SNHU’s online or competency-based degree programs. Pricing includes a discount to all course-based degrees and the opportunity enroll in College for America at just $5,000 per year, far less than a typical college degree.
“We are proud to be working with the National Association of Mortgage Brokers to offer low-cost degree programs to thousands of working professionals across the nation,” said Jade Poduska, Director of Strategic Partnerships for SNHU. “Our hope is that this partnership will allow NAMB members and their families to develop workforce-relevant skills and reach their educational goals.”
SNHU’s College for America programs have been praised for being more accessible and affordable than other college experiences. Traditional college programs award degrees based on how many classes a student has passed. College for America programs are centered not on classes, but instead on helping students to master key job skills through projects that reflect critical workplace skills. This competency-based approach means that students can set their own pace—advancing very quickly through areas they know and spending more time on areas they need help.