Canyon Educational Participant Benefits

Members of the Canyon Educational Participant (CEP) alliance will benefit in the following ways:

  • Degree Discount for Staff. Exclusive 10 percent degree discount for CEP faculty and staff on tuition for undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs at Grand Canyon University.
Benefits of the Canyon Educational Participant Program
  • Continuing Education/Single Course Discount. Individual courses from GCU's degree programs, along with a portfolio of six-week online continuing education classes, are offered at a 10 percent discount to CEP staff.*
  • Degree Discount for Spouses. CEP members will have access to an exclusive five percent degree discount for spouses of their staff, providing savings toward tuition and fees for online undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs at GCU.*
  • Cohorts. CEP members may request that cohorts be developed for continuing education and/or degree programs on GCU's campus, online or at an approved CEP site or regionally approved GCU site.
  • Dual Enrollment. CEP member schools will have access to dual enrollment courses for their high school students, offering them an opportunity to reduce the time to complete a bachelor's degree from four years to three. This could reduce college costs by up to 25 percent.
  • Educational Development and Support (EDS). CEP members will have access to GCU's Educational Development and Support (EDS) services. Available EDS opportunities include: Speakers Bureau (motivational speaking and lectures), Professional Development (instruction based on specific subject matter and customized to address specific needs) and Coaching, Mentoring and Consultation (individualized assistance in areas requested).
  • Event Discounts. CEP members will receive priority communication about events on GCU's campus, including discounted ticket opportunities.
  • Events/Opportunities for Students. GCU offers a number of opportunities throughout the school year for your students to experience our vibrant campus life. Additionally, GCU staff members are available to visit your group to share information about college and career readiness.

Grand Canyon University welcomes new members to the CEP program. To learn more, please contact:

Dr. Beverly Hurley
Director of Academic Alliances  
Strategic Educational Alliances

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440;
*The CEP discount cannot be combined with any other institutional aid offer or discount.