UF Online will partner with Amazon’s Career Choice program that covers tuition fees for Amazon’s Florida hourly employees who gain admission to and enroll in one of UF’s 25 bachelor’s degrees online.
In a UF press release sent on Thursday, the partnership will go into effect starting in the fall semester.
On Jan. 25, the U.S. News & World Report ranked UF Online as the nation’s No. 1 online bachelor’s degree program.
This year, UF launched the UF Online Gator Pathways program, which is designed to welcome and support students as they pursue their own best path to the University of Florida to earn their bachelor’s degrees. The partnership with Amazon is one component of the UF Online Gator Pathways strategy focused on industry partnerships that remove barriers for employees and allow them to earn degrees while in the workforce. Participants in the program are subject to the same admissions standards as all UF applicants.
“By covering UF Online tuition and fees for their admitted workers, Amazon is giving its employees an opportunity to earn a degree from a top-tier university in programs that are designed to provide flexibility for people in all stages of life,’ said Joe Glover, UF’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, in the press release. “By removing the barrier of cost, this partnership will give Floridians another avenue to advance their careers and prosper in a fast-growing workforce,”
Amazon team members in Florida are directed to contact their employer to learn more about how to join the Career Choice program. To be considered for Fall 2022 admission, Amazon employees must apply by May 7.
UF, ranked No. 5 in the list of best public universities by U.S. News & World Report in September, launched UF Online In January 2014.