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Northwood provides associates of JM Family Enterprises an opportunity to start or finish their degree at any level, at every stage of their life.

Experience the unique educational partnership designed solely for JM Family, complete with specialized tuition scholarships for associates, their spouses, and dependents.

Northwood University offers cutting-edge degree completion pathways in the automotive and business sectors to enrich your professional development while maintaining your work-life balance. Seamlessly pursue higher education through our dynamic online format tailored for busy adults like you.

The Northwood University and JM Family Enterprises partnership cultivates a dynamic collaboration that fosters innovation, excellence, and leadership in education and business. By leveraging the strengths and expertise of both organizations, we create a transformative educational experience, empower future leaders, and make a positive impact on our businesses and society.

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Leaders in Automotive Education

Northwood University offers a variety of automotive-focused degree programs. We are industry leaders in automotive education with a faculty of industry and business experts. JM Family associates and their families have access to multiple scholarship opportunities.

Priority Enrollment and Registration

As a premier education partner, JM Family associates will receive concierge support to ensure the admissions and enrollment process is hassle free.

Custom Design

Knowing that JM Family associates are at different places in their education, Northwood has crafted degree completion pathways to help these team members earn their degrees in a timely fashion.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degrees. Contact a dedicated JM Family Northwood University Representative to determine which pathway is best for you at .

Northwood University’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) process allows associates to apply prior learning to maximize transfer credits, reduce costs, and decrease degree completion time. 

Northwood University will offer eligible associates tuition deferment to minimize out-of-pocket expenses! Before each semester, associates must submit for JM Family pre-approval of coursework (through the education portal, Edcor), enroll in course(s), successfully complete the course(s), and submit grade and invoice documents in Edcor to receive tuition reimbursement funds from JM Family. Once the reimbursement is received, the associate is responsible for paying Northwood University within seven (7) business days.

Courses are delivered 100% online or in person at select locations to make earning a degree convenient. Northwood University’s flexible online coursework can be completed in the evenings, on weekends, or at any time to fit adult learners’ lifestyle needs.

Each course is typically eight (8) weeks in duration for Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are six (6) weeks for undergraduate courses and eight (8) weeks for graduate courses.

The delivery of books and course materials differs by course. To reduce associate’s out-of-pocket costs, Northwood University provides discounted inclusive access for some courses that are automatically charged to students’ Northwood accounts. Courses with textbooks that are not offered as all-inclusive materials are available for students to purchase separately through the Northwood online bookstore. 

For Northwood, yes, they are dependent upon which degree program pathway you choose. Most Northwood University programs allow associates the freedom to pursue degree completion at a pace that works for their personal situation.

For JM Family, associates are not obligated to finish a degree program. Each successful course completion is processed independently.

Employees who leave the program during an active course or separate will be responsible for full payment of all outstanding charges and are subject to Northwood University’s withdrawal policies. Associates can continue their education at Northwood University; however, they will revert to the standard tuition rates.

We encourage all employees 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. JM Family associates can access exclusive tuition scholarships as part of the Premier Education Partnership Program. Northwood University is also extending scholarship opportunities to JM Family associates’ legal spouses and qualifying dependents (up to age 26)!

Scholarship awards vary by degree program and are applicable to tuition expenses only. To learn more about the exclusive scholarship opportunities available, contact our dedicated JM Family Northwood University Representative at .

Yes, these programs were designed with working professionals in mind, including access to online tutoring, advising, and concierge support services. In addition, associates will have access to career counseling throughout their program and for life once they earn their degree from Northwood University.

Yes. For more information about Northwood University’s accreditations, please visit our Accreditation page.

For internal JM Family questions, please open an HR Now ticket, using the Learning Programs – Higher Education category.