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CSU Learning Partner Information

Gives You More Than Just Training

At OSHAcademy, we go above and beyond to ensure you get the value you deserve. In addition to our comprehensive training, we continue to establish learning partnerships with other organizations who offer you exclusive benefits because of your relationship with us!

Columbia Southern University (CSU)

CSU is a top university who provides online associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in fire science, occupational safety and health, organizational leadership, criminal justice, human resources, business administration and more!

10% CSU Tuition Discount

As a Learning Partner, OSHAcademy students who complete and purchase a qualifying OSHAcademy program can receive a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities. This represents a potential tuition savings of $1,200 for an associates (AS) degree, $2,400 for a bachelors (BS) degree, and $980 for a masters (MS) degree.

Free Textbooks

OSHAcademy's learning partnership also provides textbooks at no cost! If you have ever had to pay for textbooks, you know how expensive they can be. Over the course of your degree program, this can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Qualifying OSHAcademy Programs

Learning Partnership Scholarship

As a learning partner with Columbia Southern University, clients of the OSHAcademy and Geigle Safety Group enjoy a 10 percent tuition discount. To enhance this great offer, CSU offers a special scholarship program exclusively for learning partners! The scholarship will cover up to $12,600 in one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient's tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

This scholarship covers tuition only. Textbooks and fees will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The CSU Book Grant/Loan-a-Book program does not apply to students utilizing a CSU scholarship.

CSU Learning Partnership Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Period

Scholarship Application Period Scholarship Award Month
January 1 - February 28 March
April 1 - May 31 June
July 1 - August 31 September

Safety Scholarship

Columbia Southern University is offering two scholarships to any person who is a current CSU Occupational Safety and Health student or plans to enroll in an OSH degree.

Each scholarship will cover up to $12,600 in one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient's tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first. This scholarship covers tuition only. Textbooks and fees will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The CSU Book Grant/Loan-a-Book program does not apply to students utilizing a CSU scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Current OSH student or student planning to enroll in an OSH degree.
  • High school transcript or equivalent (GED),
  • Must begin coursework within 90 days of the date of the award
  • Maintain a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in his or her degree program
  • Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered.

CSU Scholarship Application

In addition, CSU accepts OSHAcademy's qualified programs for elective credit toward a degree program, increasing the potential for additional savings. Students can learn more about these benefits by visiting the CSU partner webpage. Please note, the amount of elective credit awarded by CSU will vary depending on the qualifying OSHAcademy program, previous educational, and CSU degree program being pursued.

CSU is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSU is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes CSU degrees for both the CSP application and for credit towards recertification in the Continuance of Certification program.

CSU offers many services to their students. Services include no application fee, no evaluation fee, complimentary tutoring, and flexible or structured enrollment systems. All textbooks are provided at no cost through a CSU book grant.

Learn more by visiting www.columbiasouthern.edu or call 800-355-4977 and speak with an OSH admissions representative today!

  • All CSU classes are taught in English, so you must be able to read and write English well to succeed.
  • To do your complementary evaluation for possible transfer credit, CSU will need a copy of your high school transcript or equivalent.
  • If you have college credit from a school outside of the USA, we will need an official copy of that transcript.
  • If your transcript is in a foreign language, we will need a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluation of that transcript.
  • If you transcript is in English or has been previously translated into English, a NACES evaluation may still be required. Your admissions counselor will provide you with additional details.
  • Job Training classes (OSHAcademy classes, OSHA training, etc.) will also be evaluated for possible college credit.