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American Council on Education (ACE)

American Council on Education (ACE) The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credits for eight of CUNA's designations, listed below. Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. 

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For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at 

University of Phoenix Online  

University of Phoenix Online, which has served working adults for more than a quarter of a century, has made its mission to remove barriers to education for busy adults by providing accessible scheduling and rigorous degree programs centered on professional goals. The University is the largest private accredited university in North America and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, call 866-766-0766 or visit

Excelsior College  

For nearly three decades, Excelsior College in Albany, New York, has been providing access to higher education for adult learners. The college offers a flexible way to earn your degree. You don't attend Excelsior College. Rather, Excelsior College comes to you - combining past educational credits with a plan to earn what it takes to achieve your educational goal.

This important concept has led to more than 100,000 satisfied Excelsior College graduates. For more information, please call toll-free at 888-647-2388 or visit

Cardinal Stritch University  

Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a comprehensive institution rooted in the liberal arts, providing graduate and undergraduate education to a diverse population of students of all ages. Cardinal Stritch graduates are critical thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and life-long learners.

Although the University is based in Wisconsin, online courses allow anyone with Internet access to attend Cardinal Stritch. For more information, call 800-383-3308 or visit

The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

The Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) designation have been accepted by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) exam Part IV Professional Recognition Credit. For more information on IIA visit

Call your league or CUNA for more information on credit recommendations, college-level testing requirements, or to arrange for a college-level exam.

New England College of Business and Finance (NECB)

CUNA has partnered with New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) to bring an excellent educational benefit to all credit union member employees and their immediate family members: approximately a 25% reduction in tuition with a continuous enrollment agreement. NECB offers business-related Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degrees; all offered online which allows working adults to pursue their degree and balance work obligations.

NECB is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and was recently named the most affordable private college in New England by the U.S. Department of Education’s Project on College Finance Transparency.

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