New Program offers accessible, flexible undergraduate and advanced degrees to those whose works serves their community

HOWELL, Mich. – Cleary University announces today a new tuition program specifically designed for men and women who work by serving their communities. The Courage and Public Service tuition program offers special affordably-priced undergraduate and graduate programs to public sector workers, including but not limited to police officers, firefighters, first responders and municipal employees.

The program offers up to 30 semester credits for work/life experience, flexible class schedules and the opportunity for students to begin classes within their chosen major immediately.  Classes take place at the University’s campuses in Howell, Ann Arbor or its new campus in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, or, in many cases, 100% online.

“The Courage and Public Service tuition program allows students working in the public sector to build on their experience through education, enhance their leadership and management skills, and grow their careers,” Jayson M. Boyers, President and CEO of Cleary University said. “Cleary is committed to making higher education accessible and helping students build their credentials to build their communities through this program.”

“We appreciate this new program to help departments like ours create meaningful career paths for our employees that will help them serve the people of our community better than ever,” said Chief Andy Pless, Howell Area Fire Department.

“Committed to public service, my Cleary degree has opened many doors in my professional career. As a result of my education, I have progressed to higher levels of management and leadership to have a greater impact on the communities I serve. I am encouraged that the Courage and Public Service program offers access to the Cleary experience to those who plan to spend a career in government service,” said Michele Adams Calloway, Medicaid and Outreach Director, Detroit Wayne County Health Authority.

A wide range of public service employees are eligible for this program, including local, state and federal law enforcement, EMS/EMTs, park ranger, campus public safety, disaster relief workers, federal agency field agents and most municipal, county, school district, state and federal employees. A separate Cleary University tuition program is already in place for military veterans not eligible for this plan.

Online and in-person enrollment for the Courage and Public Service tuition program begins now, in advance of the first classes March 6, 2017. Potential applicants can learn more at

About Cleary University  

Founded in 1883, Cleary University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-site, Michigan-based, specialized business university, providing practical, project-based education enabling an immediate alumni contribution to employers, families, and communities. The University’s mission is to enrich students’ lives through the knowledge, skills, and credentials that advance careers. Learn more at or connect with Cleary University on Facebook ( or Twitter (@Cleary1883).