We offer a variety of options for financing your professional education. Select each section to expand it for more information.
Refer-A-Friend Discount (only eligible for specific CPE Executive Education programs)
The 20% Refer a Friend discount is valid for the CPE Executive Education programs. Cannot be combined with any other discount but may be applied to more than one course. The discount will be applied at the time of registration and requires that you refer a friend (or colleague) who will also register for one of the eligible programs. The discount can be applied to the following CPE Executive Education programs: Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors, Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CMAP) Program, Executive Certificate in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA Program, and the Accelerate Management Program for Early-Career and Mid-Career Professionals. Discount can be applied when registering online, by calling 470-578-6765, or stopping by the Registration office.
CPE Alumni Discount (must have successfully completed a CPE certificate program)
10% discount on certificate programs owned by CPE. Discount can only be applied to the graduate and is not transferable to family members. There is no limit to the number of classes a CPE alumni may take. Third-party online classes are eligible for a 10% discount with a maximum discount of $400.
KSU/SPSU Alumni Discount (must be a graduate of KSU main campus or Marietta campus)
10% discount on certificate programs owned by CPE, with a maximum discount of $500. Discount can only be applied to the graduate and is not transferable to family members. There is no limit to the number of classes a KSU/SPSU alumni may take. Third-party online classes are eligible for a 10% discount with a maximum discount of $400, and excludes Real Estate courses.
KSU Student Discount (must have been enrolled on campus within last year)
25% discount on certificate programs owned by CPE. Discount can only be applied to the student and is not transferable to family members. There is no limit to the number of classes a KSU student may take. Third-party online classes are eligible for a 10% discount with a maximum discount of $400, and excludes Real Estate courses.
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Employer educational or tuition vouchers can be used to pay for enrollment. The voucher must clearly state the student’s name, the employer’s name and address, the class(es) to enroll the student in, and the total amount approved. Course enrollment will be made once the voucher is received. ThThe College of Professional Education to KSU Community and Professional Education will then invoice the employer for payment.
The Community and Professional Education to KSU Community and Professional Education does not accept vouchers with restrictions, such as “will not pay until course is over” or “must make a C or better.”
To access additional information about vouchers, purchase orders and invoicing, visit our FAQs for specific instructions.
Amazon Employees: Career Choice Program
Employees may use funds from Amazon’s Career Choice Program to pay for professional education courses. All professional education courses are eligible under this program.
AmeriCorps Educational Vouchers
Students may use AmeriCorps Educational Vouchers/Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards to pay for courses. All courses are eligible under this voucher/award system.
Verizon Wireless Employees: Letter of Credit Vouchers
Employees may use Verizon Wireless Letter of Credit Vouchers to pay for courses. All courses are eligible under this voucher system.
There are financial institutions that provide loan options to students needing educational financial assistance. Loans may include tuition, and in some cases, lenders may allow students to borrow additional funds to cover the cost of tuition plus expenses such as books, supplies, and transportation. Loan applicants may be required to have a co-signer, and the loan interest rate will vary according to an applicant’s credit rating.
Current Professional Education Loan Providers:
Commerce Bank Loans
Commerce Bank loans:
Your Future Education Loan – Private Student Loan
Sallie Mae offers an online application for the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan, click here.
When applying, applicants should indicate the following:
- Select type of loan as “Undergraduate”
- School Name: Kennesaw State University College of Professional Education
- School Code/Branch: 001577-98
- Grade Level: Certificate/Continuing and Professional Education
- Course of Study: Continuing and Professional Education
For loan assistance, contact Sallie Mae at 1-877-279-7172. For Registration, call 470-578-6765 or email email@example.com.
Active duty and honorably discharged members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard may qualify for military education benefits. These benefits may provide reimbursement for certificate programs, based upon GI Bill® coverage and length of service. Additionally, military spouses interested in pursuing continuing and professional education are eligible for up to $4,000 through MyCAA. Details of Military Educational Benefits.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Community and Professional Education is proud to offer payment plans for most certificate programs.
Please read the payment plan details here. For more information about payment plan options, please call 470-578-6765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer two types of scholarships:
- CPE Certificate Program Scholarships
- OLLI (50+) Scholarships
More information about scholarships.
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act is a federal grant that covers training expenses for dislocated workers and economically disadvantaged individuals. To apply for the WIOA grant, contact the WIOA Office for the county in which you reside, or the county where you worked when you were laid off from employment. The web addresses for the WIOA County Offices are below.
- WorkSource Atlanta Regional: Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale
- WorkSource Atlanta: City of Atlanta residents
- WorkSource Cobb: Cobb County only
- WorkSource Fulton: Fulton County outside of the city of Atlanta
- Worksource Northeast: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton
- Worksource Northwest: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield
If your county is not listed or you would like to find the address of the nearest WIOA Office, please visit the Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions website.
The WIOA application process takes several weeks, so please do not delay in getting started. Once WIOA grant approval is awarded by the WIOA Office, contact our Registration office at email@example.com for a Letter of Acceptance, or by calling 470-578-6765.
Certificate programs and bundles approved for WIOA funding include the following:
AutoCAD Trio (AutoCAD Essentials, AutoCAD Intermediate, AutoCAD Advanced)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
EKG/Phlebotomy Technician (EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician)
Healthcare Technician (Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician)
Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
Information Systems Security Professional
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Office Assistant (MOA)
Medical Office Assistant/Medical Coding (Medical Office Assistant, Medical Coding Specialist)
Payroll Professional (Payroll Fundamentals, Payroll Mastery)
Project Management Certificate – Online
Revit Architecture Certificate
For Financial Aid Questions or information, contact our Financial Aid specialist at 470-578-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.