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How do I contact Davenport University? 

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What is the BIGGBY and DU Partnership?

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What is in it for me?

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Who can participate in this program?

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How do I get the tuition discount awarded?

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Who qualifies as a dependent student?

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Why Davenport University?

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What degrees are offered through this program?

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Do I have to be a degree-seeking student to participate?

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What are the tuition rates for students enrolled in these selected programs?

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How long will it take me to earn my degree?

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Where will I take classes?

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What do I need to apply?

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If I have been enrolled at Davenport University previously, do I have to reapply?

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Do I have access to advisors and other resources through Davenport?

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I am a current student, how do I register for classes?

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Does Davenport accept transfer credit?

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Does Davenport accept Credit for Prior Learning?

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What happens if I leave BIGGBY?

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Where do I get additional financial assistance?

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I am a new student interested in participating in this partnership. What are my next steps?

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How do I contact Davenport University? 

Visit us:  www.Davenport.edu 

Call Us:   Admissions - 1-800-686-1600

              Student Services - 1-866-383-3548

Email Us: info@davenport.edu 

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What is the BIGGBY and DU Partnership?

Through this program, BIGGBY employees will be able to pursue an Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree at a reduced tuition rate after business hours. The program was devised as a way to be responsive to BIGGBY employees who communicated a desire for more opportunities for continued learning and career development. This is being done by eliminating or reducing some of the obstacles that may prevent employees from pursuing higher education, such as cost and convenience.

Students are responsible for all costs and fees associated with the program.  However, significant discounts and federal grants are available for those who are eligible. This means that BIGGBY will not be funding employee participation in the partnership. Rather, through the inception of this partnership BIGGBY intends to facilitate opportunities for employees to pursue educational opportunities and to provide an avenue for continued professional development. 

 

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What is in it for me?

THE BIGGBY AND DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP OFFERS:

  • A discounted tuition rate
  • $25 Application Fee Waived
  • A convenient class schedule
  • Increased career path opportunities
  • Access to Davenport resources

Dependents (up to age 24) & spouses receive a 20% tuition discount

 

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Who can participate in this program?

ALL BIGGBY EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PARTNERSHIP.

BIGGBY employees’ dependents (up to age 24) and spouses will receive a 20% discount on all programs with the exception of competency-based education programs, Nursing Pre-Licensure Programs, and MSN- FNP Programs. Pre-Licensure (BSN), Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Executive MBA and Competency Based Programs are excluded from the tuition discount. 

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How do I get the tuition discount awarded?

BIGGBY Employee will need to follow the following steps.

Please email Financialaid@davenport.edu with a recent pay stub (last 30 days) or letter of proof of employment. Include your name, student ID, campus, and Major. This will need to be completed within the academic year, within 1 week of the start of the semester. Dependent students, please include this form.

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Who qualifies as a dependent student? 

Dependents include spouses, domestic partners, children, and stepchildren. Children and stepchildren who are 24 years old and younger.

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Why Davenport University?

Davenport University offers comprehensive programming, flexibility, and great pricing for BIGGBY employees.

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What degrees are offered through this program?


For a complete list of programs, please click here. Bachelor of science in nursing, occupational therapy, EMBA, and all competency-based programs are excluded from the employee discount.

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Do I have to be a degree-seeking student to participate? 
 

You do not have to be a degree-seeking student to participate in this partnership. As a nondegree-seeking student, you will qualify for 39% off tuition.

If you are not a degree-seeking student, you must still complete an online application and be admitted to Davenport. However, you do not need to provide your transcripts to the university. More information about the application process can be found below.

Please note that a non-degree seeking student does not qualify for federal financial aid. 

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Tuition Program 

BIGGBY Employee

Traditional Student DU Student

Savings

UNDERGRADUATE

$426 per credit hour

$697 per credit hour

$271 per credit hour

GRADUATE

$461 per credit hour

$755 per credit hour

$294 per credit hour

BSN COMPLETION

$446 per credit hour

$731 per credit hour

$285 per credit hour

MSN

$461 per credit hour

$755 per credit hour

$294 per credit hour

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FEE

$0

$25

 

STUDENT FEES**

$320/Semester

$320/Semester

 

BOOKS

Approximately $100-$200 per degree program class

Approximately $100-$200 per degree program class

 

 

*Online courses will have an additional $10 cost per credit  

*Tuition will increase at the same percentage as traditional DU tuition. Example: If Davenport increased the tuition rate for all students at 5% for the 2016-17 Academic year, the tuition rate for the BIGGBY students will increase by 5%.

**Fees including registration fee, technology fee, and student activity fee are adjusted annually. Student activity is higher for students enrolled at the Lettinga campus.

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How long will it take me to earn my degree?

You decide the pace at which you would like to obtain your degree. However, it is generally estimated that students will be able to finish their degrees within the time frames listed below:

Degree

Time to Completion

ASSOCIATES

2 years

BACHELOR’S

4-4.5 years

MASTER’S

2 years

Please note that the time it will take to complete your degree will be dependent upon the pace at which you take classes, the number of transfer credits you have accumulated, as well as course scheduling.

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Where will I take classes? 

All BIGGBY employees will be eligible to take classes at any of Davenport University’s campuses or online. 

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What do I need to apply?

 In order to apply to Davenport University, employees will need to have their:

  • Completed online application (Complete online applications at www.davenport.edu)
  • Official transcripts (High School/College)
  • Prior professional, military, or training certifications

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If I have been enrolled at Davenport University previously, do I have to reapply?

If you have been previously enrolled at Davenport you do not need to reapply to the university. Instead, please contact an academic advisor to begin enrollment at 1-866-383-3548.

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Do I have access to advisors and other resources through Davenport?

Yes. As a participant in this partnership, you are considered to be a Davenport University student. This means that you have access to advisors, libraries, computer labs, and all other resources from Davenport University.

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I am a current student, how do I register for classes?

If you are interested in taking classes through this partnership, Davenport asks that you do not self-register online like a traditional Davenport student. Students are asked to work with their academic advisor to register for courses. Please contact Davenport University at 1-800-383-3548 to reach out to your advisor.

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Does Davenport accept transfer credit?

Davenport does accept transfer credit. Davenport will accept up to 90 credits towards a Bachelor’s degree, and 9 credits towards a Master’s degree. For more information, go to davenport.edu. Transfer credits will lessen the number of credits that you need to take at Davenport to complete your degree.

For alternative options for receiving transfer credit, like life learning or military experience, please go to davenport.edu.

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Does Davenport accept Credit for Prior Learning?

 Yes, Davenport does offer Credit for Prior Learning, as well as Credit for Life. Proof of certifications and/or a portfolio is required. For more information, please  go to davenport.edu

Students also have the opportunity to test out of subjects through CLEP, DANTES, or DSST.

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What happens if I leave BIGGBY?

Students who leave employment at BIGGBY will be subject to full tuition rates in order to complete his/her degree.

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Where do I get additional financial assistance?

Students may apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Eligibility is determined by all federal and state regulations. BIGGBY employees, spouses, and dependents are not eligible to receive scholarships or grants for additional financial assistance from Davenport University.

For more information, please contact the Davenport University Office of Financial Aid.

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I am a new student interested in participating in this partnership. What are my next steps?

Please call 1-800-686-1600 to schedule an in-person or phone appointment to meet one-on-one with a Davenport admissions representative, academic advisor, and financial aid counselor. 

For more information visit:  https://www.davenport.edu/biggby 

Additionally, any new student who is interested in participating in this program should complete a Davenport University application online. As you prepare for your appointment and the application process, make sure that you begin to gather your official transcripts, ACT scores, and certification information. Individuals interested in receiving financial aid should also complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. 

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