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Community College Employees and Students

Partner with National University System to provide degree pathways to community college employees and transfer students.

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Community College Employee Tuition Discount

National University System (NUS) is committed to providing affordable, accessible education and professional development opportunities to the workforce of our nation’s Community Colleges. To further its mission of supporting workforce education solutions, NUS affiliates, National University, City University of Seattle, and Northcentral University, are offering tuition discounts to Community College Employees, their spouses and dependents.

Eligibility Requirements: Must submit employment verification showing current employment at a state Community College.

About National University System

Established in 2001 to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st Century, the National University System is a network of accredited nonprofit universities serving over 45,000 working adults nationally. Community College employees as well as their spouses and dependents have the opportunity to pursue their educational and career goals at a discounted tuition rate.

Learn more about CC employee scholarship opportunities and degree programs below.

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About the Community College Team

Joe Patterson.

Joe Patterson

Vice President, Partnership Development, Workforce Education Solutions

Joe Patterson is the Vice President of Partnership Development for the National University System. He leads the Workforce Education Solutions teams supporting partners in Corporate & Banking, Healthcare, K-12, Public Safety, and Community College sectors. Joe has held multiple leadership roles in higher education since 2005 leading global business development, account management, enrollment, marketing, and operations teams for a variety of universities, most notably Thunderbird School of Global Management, Concordia University – Portland, and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. At Thunderbird, Joe led all executive education and custom corporate activities in North America, South America, and Asia. Joe’s work with corporate clients took him to more than 20 countries on 4 continents, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Prior to working in higher education, Joe held operational leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries including McKesson and Discover Card. Joe holds a Global MBA and Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in English from Arizona State University. He is also an alum of Penn State University’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning.

Monir Masoud M.S. & M.A.

Program Manager, Community College Pathways

Monir Masoud has over 10 years of experience in higher education/student success. With a background in enrollment and academic advising, Monir focuses his energies on educating students on pathway to graduation. As the Manager Community College Pathways, he oversees community colleges partnerships and students transfer initiative that support clear academic pathways focused on the degree for both transfer students and community college employees. Monir received his AA in Business/Sales from Deltion College in the Netherlands, a BA in Communications/PR/Marketing from the Applied Science University of Windesheim in the Netherlands, and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and an M.A. in Human Behavior from National University. He speaks four languages Faris/Dari, Russian, Dutch and English, drinks a lot of smoothies, enjoys hiking, and spends a lot of time listening to music, watching tv, social media, reading articles, and thinking about his life and how to make someone happy. For me life means FUN!

Community College Scholarship

For more information about CC Employee scholarships contact Monir Masoud, Manager of Community College Pathways at 619-457-1200 or

The National University System also offers transfer pathways and transfer scholarships for Community College Transfer Students. For more information, please visit:

Contact National University System Today

Learn more about National Workforce Education Solutions. Fill out the form below or contact us at 1-858-642-8155 or

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