Olivet Nazarene University and America’s Christian Credit Union sign affiliation agreement

GLENDORA, CA (November 1, 2016) — Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) announced today a signed affiliation agreement between the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) and America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU). The agreement is an exclusive education partnership between Olivet and ACCU.

The agreement will provide all ACCU staff, members and spouses a 20 percent tuition discount on SGCS programming. Olivet has already enrolled the first ACCU student who began pursuing her online bachelor of business administration in September.

“At America’s Christian Credit Union we strive to Reach, Serve and Teach our members and staff through Biblical principles,” said Mendell Thompson, President/CEO of ACCU. “Our goal is not to be just a financial institution for our members but in reality, to be a life transforming organization for those we serve. This partnership with Olivet allows us to achieve that mission.”

ACCU has 90 employees and serves 86,000 members across the country with more than 5,000 branches and over 2,000 self-service locations.

“As one of the nation’s top Christian universities that provides education with a Christian purpose, we are honored to partner with such a great organization in ACCU,” said ONU vice-president of strategic expansion, Dr. Ryan Spittal. “Olivet is pleased to align our similar missions to help transform the lives of individuals across the country.”

This partnership builds on Olivet’s rigorous community outreach. SGCS has locations in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, offering more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs that can be completed in either an onsite or fully online format. Partnered with more than 200 organizations across the United States, SGCS has more than 150 learning locations, including five regional centers. SGCS also has a presence in Hong Kong along with partnerships in China, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Dubai UAE and Israel.

Recently, ONU became a participant in the new Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, designed to improve financial aid for veterans participating in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill Program. Under the current bill, veterans’ tuition is covered up to the equal amount of the highest in-state, public school, undergraduate tuition. ONU’s Yellow Ribbon Program will cover additional tuition costs not covered by that bill. These funds – up to $25,000 per student per year – are available to traditional students as well as students within the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, including the doctoral program.

Information on the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies is available at

About America's Christian Credit Union

Founded in 1958 and currently managing nearly $500 million in assets America's Christian Credit Union provides a broad range of financial solutions grounded in Christian stewardship principles most notably savings and personal loan products that serve ministry expansion and families through their adoption loan program. The vision of America’s Christian Credit Union is “A Financial Partner for Cultural Impact” which is realized through their mission to reach, serve and teach in concert with their corporate priorities to build stronger: families, futures, communities and ministries.  For additional information, visit

About Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 120 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet’s 275-acre park-like main campus is in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago. Additional sites are in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Grand Ledge, Michigan; Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year through study abroad opportunities, internships and worldwide mission trips.


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