Spring Hill College Announces Partnership with Ingalls Shipbuilding

(Mobile, Ala.) Spring Hill College has partnered with Ingalls Shipbuilding to provide tuition assistance benefits to eligible employees through the Center for Online Learning. They are the largest military shipbuilding company in America and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.

Spring Hill will extend preferred tuition benefits (10% discount and payment deferment) to eligible employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding through the company’s pre-approved Education Assistance Program. Eligible Employees who meet admissions criteria for the online degree program will receive the preferred tuition benefits.

“We are extremely excited about this partnership. Ingalls Shipbuilding has an outstanding Education Assistance program, which provides up to $5,250 per year towards their education,” said Patrick Sprague, Director of Operations for Spring Hill’s Center for Online Learning.  “Ingalls is offering its employees the opportunity to further their education and career goals. The flexibility of our online degree and certificate programs allows them to take classes at their own pace and provides the guidance and support necessary to ensure that they become graduates of Spring Hill College.”  

Now, with this partnership in place, when Ingalls employees choose Spring Hill College, tuition is discounted, and they are able to defer the cost of classes until after classes are completed.  This makes going to college more affordable.

“Ingalls Shipbuilding is proud to partner with Spring Hill College in providing our employees with affordable education opportunities,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding Training Representative, Sherry Joubert. “This partnership not only encourages our employees to enhance their skills and knowledge in their current position but also allows Ingalls to invest in the developmental growth of our employees, further creating a shipyard where the best ideas and technology can be leveraged to meet the needs of our customers.”

The College will also work with select departments to host virtual lunch and learn events.  

Ingalls employees interested in learning more about the Education Assistance Program should email EducationAssistance@hii-ingalls.com.


Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired and transformed by their experiences. 

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