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SUNY's leader in online education

Take the next step toward a degree that’s built around you.

We know you’re busy. As SUNY’s leading online institution, SUNY Empire offers over 850 online courses that will fit into your schedule. SUNY Empire will be your partner as you prepare to advance your career without missing a step.

Get Your Degree with IDG and SUNY Empire State College

Through IDG’s new partnership with SUNY Empire State College, drivers and their family members can receive college credit for work experience, prior learning, and coursework completed in other countries. At SUNY Empire, you can choose from 110 completely online programs to complete your college degree! And many drivers are eligible for financial aid through federal and state programs.

SUNY Empire will waive orientation fees for IDG-represented drivers, provide one-time $100 Better Together scholarship, and award credits for prior learning.

Here’s what that means for you:

  1. Attaining a college degree will now cost less and take less time if you participate in this program, making it easier to earn your college degree.
  2. Whether you are employed or retired, you and your family members are eligible for this opportunity!
  3. You now have access to more than 110 degree programs through SUNY Empire — all of which can be completed online. 

For dues-paying members, IDG staff will help you with your application for FREE.

To get started, fill out a Request for Information and choose Independent Driver's Guild-IAMAW as the partner organization.


*SUNY Empire is proud to support military aligned students. Additional benefits are available for NYS Veterans and their spouses. Please contact or call 518-587-2100, ext. 2779 for more details.

Ready for the next step? You're closer than you think.

To learn more and to get your partnership benefits code for the admissions application, contact:

Linette Vazquez
Enrollment and Partnership Outreach Officer
Brooklyn and Staten Island

Erik Forman
Education Director
(212) 707-8181