New England College of Business Pays It Forward with Tuition Discount and Prior Learning Credits for First Responders, Law Enforcement and Active Military

Tuition Discount underscores NECB’s Commitment to Public Service Professionals and Higher Education Attainment through Access and Affordability

BOSTON--()--Seeking to create opportunities for professionals in operational, quality and process roles, New England College of Business (NECB) today announces its 40% discounted tuition rate for law enforcement, emergency management professionals and active military. The discount will be applied for students enrolling in the College’s Quality Systems Management (QSM) degree programs.

Offered as Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, Quality Systems Management degrees are designed for individuals who seek a team-driven, results-oriented management degree and may be seeking additional credentials such as Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification, Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP), or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Skills taught in these fully online degree programs can be applied to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in a range of organizations and industries, including but not limited to military and government as well as healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Students who already have earned a PMP, CAPM or a Lean Six Sigma certification, are also eligible for NECB’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to receive credit toward their degree, further reducing time and costs.

“Public service and a dedication to the common good establish the backbone of our society, and they are integral aspects of NECB’s core values,” said Howard E. Horton, Esq., NECB’s president. “Making it more affordable to service men and women on the front lines is simply the right thing to do. We are thankful for their service and what better way to show sincere appreciation than to help them reach their education goals.”

NECB’s Quality Systems Management degrees launched in March 2018 as part of its re-establishment of the National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS). Using NECB’s own pedagogy and award-winning interactive technology platforms, the programs were evolved and extended to a national online audience. A Doctorate QSM program is planned to be available for enrollment in January 2019.

“NECB’s QSM students are working in their field, which enables them to apply what they learn to their workplaces, both immediately and over the lifespan of their careers in ways highly akin to other NECB academic programs,” said NECB’s QSM Program Chair and Associate Professor, Janine Jacques, MBA, MSCIS, PH.D. “The strong, metrics- and outcomes-based education provided by our QSM degrees resonates well with careers in government and military as well as a wide range of business fields.”

NECB’s 40% QSM program tuition discount will be effective as of its upcoming term starting on July 9, 2018. The offer is extended to:

  • Law enforcement – officers and sworn personnel of local law enforcement, state police, and campus police officers employed by of local city and community college districts.
  • Emergency management professionals – including federal, state, and local governmental and nongovernmental emergency public safety, fire, law enforcement, emergency response, emergency medical services providers (including hospital emergency facilities), and related personnel, agencies, and authorities.
  • Active military – personnel and their spouses on full-time active duty or full-time training duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

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About New England College of Business (NECB)
New England College of Business (NECB), a private online college accredited by New England Association of Colleges (NEASC), has been educating business professionals for over 100 years. NECB’s program portfolio includes single courses, certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in core business disciplines. Its undergraduate and graduate degree programs are nationally awarded for program content and technological innovation, most recently by U.S. News & World Report 2018 for “Best Online Programs” including its Online Bachelor's Degrees, Online MBA, and Online Graduate Business Degrees.

NECB is affordable, with one of the lowest tuitions among all private four-year colleges in New England, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education over the past 7 years. An additional 25% tuition discount is available to employees and immediate family members of NECB’s 300 Corporate Educational Partners. Learn more at


For New England College of Business
Giselle Mahoney, 401-521-2700

Release Summary

Tuition discount underscores NECB’s commitment to public service professionals and higher education attainment through access and affordability.


For New England College of Business
Giselle Mahoney, 401-521-2700