The Benefits of Being a Webster University Online Student

By Marguerite Epps, Webster University MBA Student

In my search for an online university, I found that Webster not only has one of the best academic and affordably priced online degree programs out there, it also provides fantastic benefits to its students.

As an online student, it is important to maximize your time and resources. That is why I have compiled a brief list of additional benefits and discounts that are available to Webster University students. Whether you are taking a traditional on-campus class or an online course, you really benefit by being a Gorlok!  Please note that these offers are subject to change at any time.

Alumni Benefits

After graduation, students can still receive specific alumni benefits and discounts.

Amenities 

Students who are enrolled in online courses and live near the St. Louis campus can also enjoy indoor-outdoor amenities and other benefits as on-campus students.  A current student ID may be required.

Campus Emergency Alerts

By registering a valid cell phone number and email address, Webster students can receive urgent campus text, voicemail and email communications about weather-related campus closures, class delays and cancellations, personal safety, etc.

Career Development Services

The Career Planning & Development Center assists individuals with exploring and defining their personal career goals while developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed.

Cohort and Corporate Partnerships

Check with the Office of Corporate Partnerships  in order to determine if your place of employment receives a Cohort or Corporate Partnership discount.

Computers and Software

Students can stay updated on technology discounts by logging into their Connections account, selecting the Student Channel (tab), and clicking the “JourneyEd Student Shop” link that is located under Technology Services for Students area.

Entertainment

Emergency Loans

Webster students enrolled in St. Louis may apply for emergency loans up to $300 per academic year.

Library Resources

Online students can access a plethora of important journals, databases, books, etc. from anywhere in the world for use in their course work. Typically, many of theses resources can require an additional paid membership or subscription for users who are not Webster University students.

Mobile Phone Plan Discounts

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile:  To receive a discount, students can either shop by phone or at a T-Mobile store. When shopping by phone, students will need to use their @webster.edu email address. When shopping in-store, students should show their student ID or another form of identification that verifies your Webster University enrollment.

Programs

Webster offers a variety of programs that can help add value to the lives of students and their families.

Scholarships

Scholarship funds are awarded each year to new students who intend to enroll at Webster University for fall and spring semesters/terms. (Unless otherwise noted, applicants must be enrolled at the Webster Groves campus only).

Student Discounts with Webster University ID

Many businesses offer student discounts with the show of your Webster University ID. In many cases, you will need to show your student ID as proof of your student status. Do a search on Google or other search engine for “businesses that give discounts to students”. It’s just that easy. Now, it really benefits to be a Gorlok!

Textbooks

Transportation

Webster partners with St. Louis Metro Transit to offer more frequent bus service and free public transport to campus via the Metro Pass. (St. Louis area)

Veteran’s and Active Personnel Benefits

Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for education benefit programs that are provided by the Veteran’s Administration.

 

Now, it is your turn to share the love. Webster University has several opportunities for students to pay it forward by giving back. Here’s how:

Source: Webster University

 

Marguerite Epps is an MBA candidate in Webster University’s Online MBA program. She has completed several courses.