Ashford University Enters National Alliance Agreement with International Union of Police Associations

Earlier this month, Ashford University entered a national alliance agreement with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA). Through the agreement, members of the more than 100,000 person organization can now receive significant cost savings through fee waivers and a prior learning credit evaluation to be applied towards their Ashford University degree program.    

“Ashford University is pleased to form this alliance with the IUPA,” said KC Haight, associate vice president of military and corporate development for Ashford University. “The agreement paves the way for many law enforcement officers who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to earn their college degree which, in many cases, is needed for career advancement.” 

“Advanced education is extremely important to a law enforcement officer’s career advancement. Ashford University’s partnership with the IUPA makes getting that education both affordable and readily accessible,” said Sam A. Cabral, president, International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO. “The detailed attention that Ashford has paid to the varied needs of law enforcement officers is a great asset as they seek to advance their careers. We are proud of our partnership with Ashford University.”  

For additional information, interested IUPA members may visit or call 800.554.9096.  

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 International Union of Police Associations (IUPA)

Originally chartered in 1979, the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, is the only AFL-CIO chartered labor union that exclusively represents law enforcement personnel.  The more than 100,000 law enforcement personnel represented by the IUPA are all full time employees of law enforcement agencies ranging from line officers up to first line supervisors, as well as civilian employees.  The IUPA’s mission is to protect and advance officers’ wages, benefits and work conditions.  Membership includes officers from agencies throughout the United States and in the Caribbean.  More information is available at