Ashford University enters into Alliance Agreement with Avis Budget Group, Inc.

- Clinton-based Ashford University has joined the Avis Budget Group in an alliance agreement to assist Avis Budget employees with opportunities to advance their educations. 

The Avis Budget Group, Inc. is comprised of two of the most recognizable rental car companies in the world, Avis and Budget, with about 6,500 rental locations available internationally. The new agreement will make Ashford University degrees more affordable for Avis Budget Group employees through a tuition grant and waived fees. 

“Ashford University’s alliance agreement with Avis Budget Group will help make an excellent educational experience available to all Avis employees, and underlines our commitment to bring advanced learning to working adults,” stated Ashford University president Jane McAuliffe. “We’re happy to support Avis Budget.” 

“The Ashford and Avis Budget alliance is a great arrangement,” added Mark Servodidio, executive vice president of human resources at Avis Budget Group. “This partnership with Ashford University allows us to offer our employees a path to expanded professional skills, and what’s good for our employees will be good for the company as a whole.” 

More information about Ashford’s alliance agreement with Avis Budget Group can be found at, or by calling 888.859.2161.   

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513. 

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. operates two of the most recognized brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis and Budget. Avis is a leading rental car supplier to the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry and Budget is a leading rental car supplier to the value-conscious segments of the industry.