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Partner with us to support your staff members on their journey to earning a degree, and help graduates launch their career.
We work with our partner orgs — K-12 schools, healthcare systems, and other community organizations — to provide access to a college degree for current or potential employees who’ve stopped out of college or who never started.
Are you an employer interested in supporting your staff members to earn an affordable BA while continuing to work full time?
Our no-cost partnership builds new pipelines for advancement as part of your talent development, retention, and DEI goals. When multiple staff members enroll at Rivet School, we’ll create a community of colleagues who share common goals: earning their degrees and unlocking new opportunities at your organization.
At Rivet School, Fellows learn asynchronously – which means staff members can enroll without impacting their work schedules. Our Fellows get 1:1 support from a personal coach and design their school schedule around their existing responsibilities. In fact, 80% of our current students work full time.
All-in annual Fellow cost is $7,000, with no extra fees. We facilitate access to federal financial aid, which can reduce monthly out-of-pocket cost to as little as $35. We also connect our Fellows with interest-free loans, scholarships, and other responsible financing solutions. If you’d like to support your team with employer-provided tuition support, we’ll handle the billing and disbursement at no cost to you. We can also support you in crafting a bespoke tuition support policy aligned with your organizational or talent goals and priorities.
Rivet School can help you build internal pathways within your organization to upskill non-degree holding staff members. Rivet School supports your staff members to access a BA and unlock new job opportunities, allowing you to "grow your own" leaders and invest in folks who have been previously underserved by higher education. Employers can also recruit from Rivet School graduates, 93% of whom are Black, Latino, and AAPI, first-generation college students, and from low-income backgrounds.
Employer partners can choose how to collaborate with Rivet School – we provide a suite of resources you can use to introduce Rivet School to your staff members.
Will you help us transform higher education? Contact us to learn more about partnering with Rivet School.
We’ll meet to share more about Rivet School’s program and how we’ll support your team to earn a flexible and affordable BA. We’ll learn more about your organization’s specific upskilling and talent development needs, and how Rivet School can best help meet them. We’ll align commitments, solidify roles and responsibilities, and develop collateral for you to share with your team.
Rivet School will provide you with collateral that you can use to spread the word about our partnership with your team and community. From email blasts and website content to personal nominations and employer-specific info sessions, we’ll work with you to reach as many staff members as possible.
Once your staff members fill out an initial interest form, they’ll receive 1:1 support through our application and enrollment process, including financial planning and FAFSA support. Along the way, we’ll report back to you on your team’s progress through the application process.
We’ll set up ongoing check-ins with your team to celebrate wins and triangulate support for your team. While our college coaches are supporting your staff to earn their degrees, we’ll provide you with staff performance data and progress reports. As your staff members graduate, we’ll invite you to celebrate their achievements at Rivet School graduation!
Yes. We only partner with regionally accredited, nonprofit universities. (Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation, and credits earned through regionally accredited programs are the most likely to transfer.)
Students will work with their college counselor and the Rivet School Admissions team to submit their application. There will be 3 main sections to the application: 1. General Information, 2. Financial Planning, and 3. Short Answer Questions. Once a student submits, they will receive a follow email from our admissions team on next steps.
Our application deadline is June 2nd. Students are accepted on a rolling basis. Students should expect to hear a decision within 2-3 weeks of applying, and no later than June 16th.
Rivet School partners with Southern New Hampshire University, a regionally accredited nonprofit university to offer an AA in General Studies and three BA degrees in Business, Communications, and Healthcare Management.
Within each of these degrees, students can choose specific concentrations such as: Logistics & Operations, Public Administration, Management, Global Perspectives, and more. These degrees provide a broad base of generalizable skills that support students to enter into a variety of careers.
We believe that college programs should be 100% focused on doing what’s best for students. We also recognize the troubling legacy of for-profit higher education in this country.
For these reasons (and others), Rivet School is a non-profit educational program with one mission: To help you earn a job-relevant degree as efficiently as possible.