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Education Assistance Program Extra Space Storage & WGU

Extra Space Storage employees are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

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Partnering for your success.

Extra Space Storage cares about its employees. They want to ensure that you have the opportunity to take your career to new heights, which is why they've partnered with WGU.  Working adults who need a degree to boost their careers, but can't fit traditional schooling into their busy lives find that WGU is a great option. 

A note from Extra Space Storage.

Extra Space Storage is committed to the success of our employees.  We want team members that can bring passion, innovation and excellence to work every day to help our customers to a better tomorrow.  Our employees can only be their best if they personally reach that better tomorrow.  

Western Governors University (WGU) does education differently.  It is this innovation that makes them an excellent partner for Extra Space Storage.  Their unique and individually customized approach to learning will be a huge asset as Extra Space employees strive to be their personal best. 

Extra Space Storage is excited to improve and enhance the employee experience by assisting our employees in reaching their educational goals and dreams.  The WGU partnership provides personal, flexible and affordable education based on real-world competencies. 

Scholarship details.

Scholarship amount: $2,500 annually

  • Each scholarship-recipient will receive a max of $2,500 annually.
  • This will reduce each student's total maximum out-of-pocket cost to $2,120 per term. 
  • Different degree programs have different costs, so final tuition amounts are based on the program you select.

Eligibility requirements

Learn the details of the Extra Space Storage Scholarship and determine if it could be the perfect fit to help you further your education.

  • Current Extra Space Storage employees are eligible to apply. 
  • You must provide your Extra Space Storage SSO in order to be considered.
  • Employees must be full-time at Extra Space Storage, and have been there for at least one year.
  • This scholarship is only available for students pursuing eligible undergraduate programs in the College of Business and College of IT at WGU.
  • Students pursuing other degrees at WGU should work with their WGU enrollment counselor to learn about other scholarship opportunities available.
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Scholarship-eligible degree programs for Extra Space Storage employees.

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

  • Time: 75% of grads finish in 19–46 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Account executive
  • Business analyst
  • Program manager
  • Director or Senior director
  • Vice president

This online degree program is an excellent choice for kick-starting your organizational management career.

An SHRM-recognized online business degree program:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Human resource specialist
  • Director of talent acquisition
  • Recruiting manager
  • Organizational learning specialist
  • Vice president of HR

Earn your B.S. in Human Resources and help build strong organizations.

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:

  • Time: 74% of grads finish in 9–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Marketing and PR manager
  • Director of marketing and communications
  • Director of publications
  • Customer intelligence manager
  • Marketing sales manager

Marketing management is a creative and exciting field—and one where an undergraduate degree will open better opportunities.

 

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 10–40 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accounting manager
  • Financial director
  • Vice president of finance and operations
  • Chief financial officer
  • Forensic accountant

Take your first step toward CPA certification and learn how to use GAAP, ledgers, and journals.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice:

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 7–37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: Includes CIW, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3
  • CIW User Interface Designer

Also, the LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, and Cloud Essentials.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree:

  • Employer approval: 87% of employers* said their WGU grads' technical skills were either excellent or very good.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

*According to a 2018 Harris Poll survey of employers.

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:

  • Employer approval: 87% of employers* said their WGU grads' technical skills were either excellent or very good.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: CIW, Oracle, and CompTIA certs, all included.

Unique to WGU's program is the incorporation of a Udacity Nanodegree—a highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science.

Oracle certifications included:

  • Oracle Database 12c: Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle Database SQL

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CIW Site Development Associate

Additional certifications included are CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Network+,  CompTIA Project+, and CompTIA IT Operations Specialist.

*According to a 2018 Harris Poll survey of employers.

For network operations and security professionals:

  • Time:  81% of graduates finish in 12–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Included certifications:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate

CompTIA certifications included are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+. This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task: Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 74% of IT bachelor's grads finish in 6–36 mos.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster.

Certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Oracle Database SQL
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Professionals who need the skills a computer science degree provides include computer systems analysts, computer programmers, artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers, machine learning engineers, and more.

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 74% of graduates who earn an IT bachelor's degree from WGU finish in less than three years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Certifications included, at no extra cost:

  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL® Foundation
  • CIW Site Development Associate

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your online degree program.

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities.

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 9–33 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist
  • CIW User Interface Designer

CompTIA A+ and Project+ are included in the program coursework. Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.

Quality degree programs you can finish faster, for less!

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WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? It means we're driven by a mission, not by shareholders. It's part of what enables us to charge half the tuition of most other online universities. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

Our competency-based approach measures your progress through your successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program; this will save you both time and money.

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Financial aid is available.

WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

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WGU provides a better learning experience.

WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideal for self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers. Unlike other universities, both traditional and online, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field.

Through independent study and online resources you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Then, through carefully designed assessments, you prove your competency. Assessments can take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.

Apply for a unique scholarship just for Extra Space Storage employees.

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WGU is flexible and supportive.

If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.

When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together, with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.