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Eastern Kentucky University offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, certificate and non-degree programs delivered in a convenient, online format. Whether you want to start, finish or advance your education, EKU Online has a program that can fit your schedule and your needs.

Partnership Benefits At-A-Glance


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Tuition Discount

For Employees of Corporate Partners
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Admissions for Employees of Our Corporate Educational Partners

Follow the steps outlined here to apply for admission.

Step 1: Complete your online application

Step 2: Request your transcripts

  • Ask that your transcripts be sent from the school(s) to:

EKU Admissions
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Whitlock 112 CPO 54
Richmond, KY 40475-3154

Step 3: Complete the FAFSA

Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and use EKU’s school code 001963. We recommend all undergraduate students complete the FAFSA, even if you do not intend to use loans. Doing so means you will be assessed for other federal aid options, including grants. The sooner you start this process, the better!

For more information about financial aid please visit: ekuonline.eku.edu/financial-aid

Step 4: Activate your EKU Direct and student email

Navigate to the EKU Direct page in your application portal. Within your portal you will find your EKU ID number and your temporary password for account access. You will use your EKU ID for many things. Please keep this number confidential and easily accessible.

Step 5: Upload your employment verification letter

  • Contact your company’s Human Resources Department to obtain a letter verifying that you are an eligible employee and able to be enrolled at EKU as a Corporate Partner employee student. This verification grants you access to the benefits enrollment at EKU under the terms of the Corporate Educational Partnership, including preferred tuition rates and tuition reimbursement/assistance through your employer when available.
  • Once you have the letter documenting your employment with an EKU Corporate Partner, log in to upload the Confirmation of Employment Letter.

For Veteran Students

Request your JST or CCAF Transcript

To receive credit for your military service, you must submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST). Visit the JST website, and request for your transcript to be sent to EKU electronically. If you get an error screen when you click the link, click “Advanced” at the bottom and click “Proceed to Website.”

Request Your JST


Air Force veterans and service members should request their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript to receive military credit. For more information, contact EKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu.

Request Your CCAF Transcript

Current EKU Students

If you are a current EKU student and are an employee for any company on the partnership list below, please contact your HR representative to request a “Proof of Employment” form. Once you have received a signed copy of this form you will then need to login to the Corporate Partnership portal to identify your Employer and upload you’re “Proof of Employment” form to your account. Once your proof of employment has been reviewed and certified, you will be able to receive the benefits associated with your employment at your Corporate Partner.

Corporate Educational Partners

  • Amazon
  • American Health Management/Horizon Health
  • Anderson County Schools
  • Appalachian Regional Health
  • AT&T
  • Baptist Health (Richmond & Lexington)
  • Bardstown City Schools
  • Bath County Schools
  • Bell County School
  • Berea Independent Schools
  • Blue Grass Energy
  • Bluegrass Care Navigators
  • Bluegrass Tool & Industrial
  • Bourbon County Schools
  • Boyd County Schools
  • Boyle County Schools
  • Breathitt County Schools
  • Burgin Independent Schools
  • Carhartt
  • Casey County Schools
  • Central Bank
  • Central Kentucky Education Cooperative (CKEC)
  • CHI St. Joseph Health
  • Clark County Schools
  • Commonwealth Credit Union
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Dayspring Health
  • Estill County Schools
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • FOAMFrat
  • Frankfort Independent Schools
  • Google
  • Grace Health Clinics
  • Grant County Schools
  • Gray Construction
  • Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Harlan County Public Schools
  • Harlan Independent Schools
  • Hyster-Yale
  • Jackson County Schools
  • Jackson Independent Schools
  • Jessamine County Schools
  • Johnson County Schools
  • Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)
  • Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC)
  • Kentucky EMS Association
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance
  • Kentucky Farmers Bank
  • Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)
  • Kentucky River Foothills Development Council
  • KY National Insurance (Forcht Group)
  • Laurel Senior Living Communities
  • Lectrodryer
  • Madison County School Admin & Staff
  • Magoffin County Schools
  • Menifee County Schools
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • MRK Enterprises-Little Caesars (Richmond & Southern KY)
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
  • Nelson County Schools
  • Nicholas County Schools
  • NUCOR Steel
  • Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants
  • Owens-Corning
  • Paris Independent Schools
  • Pineville Community Health Center (PCH)
  • Pulaski County Schools
  • Radial
  • Republic Bank
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Rockcastle Hospital & Respiratory Care Center
  • Rockcastle Schools Administration
  • Scott County Schools
  • Somerset Independent Schools
  • Southeast/South-Central Education Cooperative (SCEC)
  • Toyota Tsusho (Toytestsu)
  • Valvoline
  • Wolfe County Schools
  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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