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Northwood provides Cox Automotive employees an opportunity to start or finish their degree at any level, at every stage of their life.

Northwood University, in partnership with the Cox Automotive, has established a premier education alliance designed with aspiring Cox professionals in mind. With innovative degree completion pathways that maximize work and life experience, Cox team members can save time and money as they pursue higher education.

These programs provide Cox professionals at every stage of their career an opportunity start or finish what they started at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Leaders in Automotive Education

Private, nonprofit and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education with a long-standing relationship with the automotive industry and taught by industry-experienced faculty.

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Priority Enrollment and Registration

As a premier education partner, Cox Automotive team members will receive concierge support to ensure the admissions and enrollment process is hassle free.


As a premier education partner, Cox Automotive team members are automatically eligible for exclusive Cox Tuition Scholarships that greatly assist in reducing the cost of their education.

  • Full-time CAI employees in good standing receive up to 100% tuition coverage for select undergraduate programs and up to $5,250 for others.
  • Part-time employees also eligible for scholarships and specific CAI annual tuition benefits
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Custom Design

Knowing that no Cox professionals are at the same place in their education, Northwood has crafted degree completion pathways to help these professionals earn their degrees in the timeliest fashion.

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Credits You Deserve

Understanding learning takes place beyond the classroom, Northwood has established a custom prior learning and work life assessment process to help you save time and money towards your degree.

Classes are offered 100% online every eight (8) weeks.

Virtual Information Sessions

Northwood University will be holding virtual information sessions for Cox Automotive employees on:

  • May 7th from 11:30am – 12:30pm EST
  • May 16th from 5pm – 6pm EST

Ready to Apply?

Admission requirements for each degree program can be found using the following links:

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Frequently Asked Questions

All employees of Cox Automotive are eligible to participate in the Northwood University Premier Education Partnership Program.

Northwood University has multiple degree completion pathway options for all Cox Automotive Employees. Please contact your dedicated Cox Automotive Northwood Representative to determine the best pathway for you at .

Each student varies, however the maximum amount a student can transfer in is 90 semester credit hours or 75% of a bachelor’s degree.

Prior learning is the process by which Cox Automotive employees will receive prior learning credit through Northwood’s proprietary Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) process which maximizes transfer credits, reduces costs, and decreases time to degree. Prior learning including transfer credits, credit by exemption, experiential credits, professional training, will be evaluated for college-level credit and applied toward your degree.

Northwood University will assess each student’s unique situation prior to any transfers or transitions.

Students who leave during an active course will be responsible for full payment of all charges for the course and are subject to Northwood’s withdrawal policies for Cox Automotive students.

Depending on the pathway and program you enroll in based on your work/life experience and former education, Northwood’s programs can result in you earning an Associate of Arts (AA), Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA), Bachelor of Science Degree (BS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Science (MS), or Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

As part of this exclusive pathway agreement, your limited out-of-pocket expenses for undergraduate courses includes only the costs for books and fees after the full use of your $5,250 tuition assistance benefits annually for full time Cox Employees. For graduate programs, all NU expenses beyond the $5,250 annual tuition benefit is the responsibility of the Cox employee.

Yes, as a full time Cox Automotive team member you receive an annual tuition reimbursement of $5,250 which will be directly billed to the Cox Automotive group for application to your student balance.

Part Time employees are eligible for $1,500 in tuition benefits which will be directly billed to the Cox Automotive group for application to your student balance.

Edibility determined by meeting Cox Automotive tuition benefit requirements.

For information specifically regarding Northwood University please visit our homepage and our About page.

Yes, Northwood University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Yes, you must complete Northwood application for admission requirements, as well as any supplemental information required by the Northwood University admissions department. Official transcripts are evaluated to award up to 90 transfer credits.

Yes, these programs were designed with working Cox Automotive employee in mind and include access to tutoring, advising, and student support services. In addition, students will have access to career counseling throughout the duration of their program and for life once they earn their degree from Northwood University.

We encourage all students to apply for Financial Aid to maximize any and all grant monies available at the state and federal levels. You can get started online. All federal grants (free money) will be applied toward tuition.

Yes, they are dependent upon which degree program pathway you choose. Most Northwood programs allows students the freedom to pursue degree completion at a pace that works for their personal situation.

You can continue your education at Northwood; however, you will revert to the standard university tuition rates. Each semester all participants will be approved by Cox Automotive to confirm they are in good standing with the department.

Yes, you can, and we have options for active students to complete graduate level coursework to meet undergraduate degree requirements to save you time and money. We are currently working with members of the Cox Automotive leadership to establish custom masters’ programs that meet the needs of aspiring and existing Cox Automotive employees.

Each class throughout your program of study is typically eight (8) weeks in duration for fall and spring semesters while summer courses are 6 weeks for undergraduate and 8 weeks for graduate courses.