Jefferson County Partnership
In less than 10 minutes, you can complete your application and be on your way to reaching your academic goals while taking advantage of your immediate tuition discount! Follow these simple steps:
1. Complete your application using the link below.
2. On your application, please include “Jefferson County” under employment.
With multiple start dates, we’re always accepting applications. If you have questions about your application or the program you are interested in, please contact your JWU representative at 401-598-4400 or email [email protected].
Your success matters.
Education isn’t a destination—it’s a journey. To help you find your way and, ultimately, succeed, Johnson & Wales University works hard to ensure educational opportunities are accessible and affordable, and we are excited to partner with Jefferson County to offer educational benefits to employees. Through this program, Jefferson County employees will receive a 20% partnership tuition benefit toward a JWU program offered online as well as graduate programs at JWU Providence. *The partnership benefit does not apply to certificate programs.
As partners, both JWU and Jefferson County are committed to giving employees access to a real-world education, no matter what.
How much does my program cost?
All tuition charges for online classes are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. For information about the cost of a specific program, please refer to the Tuition and Fees page. Tuition and fees vary for evening and weekend classes at the Providence campus. Ask your admissions associate for more information.
Do you offer credit for life or work experience?
Yes. JWU offers “prior learning assessment credit,” allowing you to earn credits for the knowledge or skills you’ve mastered. Credit can be earned through portfolio development or with departmental challenge examinations (credit by examination). JWU also accepts College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination credit. To learn more about taking these assessments, visit the Testing for Credit section of our Registration and Graduation Information site.
Can I apply for financial aid even if I receive tuition reimbursement?
What is expected of me in a course?
Each course has a syllabus that outlines expectations and requirements. Courses have activities, assignments, and assessments required throughout the course according to a schedule. In the online classroom, participation requirements may include posting a certain number of original messages, responding to a certain number of other posts, or logging in and contributing a certain number of times each week. You can use the following link to tour an online classroom. For graduate or continuing education classes held at the Providence campus, course delivery for most programs is in the form of face-to-face classes meeting once a week in the evening. A few classes are held on Saturdays with Culinary and Baking and Pastry labs meeting on Sunday.
How much time should I dedicate to my studies?
It is important that you stick to the schedule for the course. In the online classroom, the schedule exists to make sure you and your classmates are engaged in the same content and online discussions at the same time, which leads to a quality online learning experience. For undergraduate courses, be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week on each course. For graduate courses, be prepared to spend 10-12 hours per week on each course.
Which degree is right for me?
With more than 100 degrees available, we encourage you to have a conversation with your admissions representative in order to determine which degree is right for you. They can help match your career interests and academic goals to the best program for you.
Is JWU accredited?
Yes, JWU is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
For general questions about JWU or online learning, please refer to our College FAQs.
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University has 100+ years of academic excellence. And we’re ready to support you on your educational journey. You need to put in the work to earn your degree—and we need to put in the work to streamline the process.
Here’s what you can expect from JWU:
- Partnership tuition benefit toward a JWU program offered online as well as graduate programs at JWU Providence
- Flexible, 100% online format allows you to learn on your time, anywhere
- Eight-week courses and generous transfer policies so you can finish faster
- Personalized advising and complete access to university academic resources
JWU offers more than 100 fully online programs through the College of Professional Studies, giving you the flexibility and ability to complete your studies anytime, anywhere. Program areas include:
- Culinary Arts
- Food-service Management
- Project Management
- Human Resources
- And more