Opelika City Schools | Troy University

Opelika City Schools

Partnership Overview

Troy University is a proud partner of Opelika City Schools. The partnership offers a tuition scholarship to all full-time employees of Opelika City Schools. Scholarships are applicable to all University degree programs and certificate programs, at all University locations including TROY online offerings. 

For more information, contact Susan Nichols, Troy University - Phenix City, at 334-448-5104 or sparsons@troy.edu 

Partnership Benefits

  • 10% tuition scholarship to all full-time employees of Opelika City Schools
    • For assistance with the employee tuition scholarship, please contact Carmen Foster at 334-448-5121 or via e-mail at fosterc@troy.edu.
    • The tuition scholarship is effective for enrollment in future terms and will not be applied retroactively.
  • Waived application fee 
  • Free unofficial transcript evaluation
  • Access to TROY Career Services recruitment tool and job posting network, Handshake. Employers may post jobs and internships for all TROY students to view and apply.

Marketing Materials

Customized marketing materials are available to promote the Opelika City Schools + TROY partnership. To request these complimentary materials, please contact Lynne Firmin with Troy University Marketing at lfirmin@troy.edu or 334-670-5856.

Degree Programs

Tuition & Financial Aid

All full-time employees of Opelika City Schools receive a 10% tuition scholarship for any degree program found in the above links. Current tuition costs and fees can be viewed here.

Troy University is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of services and programs designed to help you find ways to meet the costs of education. We want you to succeed at Troy University.

For more information, go to http://troy.edu/financialaid/   

Steps to receiving your partnership benefits


  1. You can contact your personal partnership liaison for assistance at any time. Your liaison is Susan Nichols, Recruiter, Troy University - Phenix City, at 334-448-5104 or sparsons@troy.edu.
  2. Review Admission Requirements - Undergraduate / Graduate
  3. Complete the Troy University Application for Admission at troy.edu/admissions. Be sure to include your partnership code to indicate yourself as an Opelika City Schools employee. Important information regarding your application process:
    • If you have already created a myTROYU profile, you will need to login. If you have not yet created a profile, click “Create a profile” under the login button to do so. Once your profile is created and you are able to login, you will follow the “Next Steps” located at the bottom of the page to start your online application.
    • In order for your application fee to be waived, you will need to enter a Partnership Number on the payment screen. Your partnership liaison can provide you with this code after proof of eligibility.
    • To prove eligibility, Troy University will accept an email verifying employment sent from an official Opelika City Schools email address which indicates the address of employment. Address of employment is required in order to verify Opelika City Schools location. Verification of participant eligibility shall be submitted to the partnership liaison and/or the participant’s designated student services representative.
  4. Submit transcripts, test scores, and letter of recommendation (graduate only) to Troy University at the address given to you by your partnership liaison.
  5. Complete Application for Financial Aid if desired: Financial Aid Website
  6. When the application is submitted, you will be contacted by an admissions representative that will help you through the admissions process for your selected academic program.


  1. For new students, you will need to complete the admission process before registering for classes.
  2. Once you have registered for at least one class for the upcoming term or semester, you will need to send an email to Carmen Foster at fosterc@troy.edu from your work email address with the following information:
    • Student Name
    • Student ID Number
    • Company/Agency of Employment
    • Partnership Code:
  3. Your tuition scholarship will then be applied to your account.


When can I apply to Troy University using these partner benefits?
The partnership with Opelika City Schools and TROY was completed in October 2020. All full-time employees of Opelika City Schools are eligible for these benefits once agreement is signed by both parties.

When will I start to receive the 10% tuition scholarship?
Your tuition scholarship will begin for the term in which you notify TROY of your partnership eligibility. In order for the scholarship to be applied, you must make the request to TROY within the FIRST WEEK OF CLASS. Credit will not be given for courses taken prior to the application of the partnership scholarship to a student’s account.

Who can I contact with more questions?
Please contact Susan Nichols, Recruiter, Troy University, at 334-448-5104 or sparsons@troy.edu

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