As an employee of Lander University, you can take advantage of special discounts, free admission to athletic games, campus activities and more. Show your Lander ID to receive these Bearcat Perks!

Employee Tuition Assistance

Full-time employees can take up to 6-credit hours per academic term for free as an employee benefit through the Lander's Tuition Assistance Program (PDF). The Tuition Assistance Program covers tuition and general fees; employees are responsible for books, required course materials, and any individual course fees associated with their program of study. Contact the Office of HR to learn more.


Lander Family Scholarships

The Lander Family Scholarships have been established exclusively for dependents and spouses of full-time Lander employees. The scholarships are funded by The Lander Foundation and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available. They are renewable up to 3 additional years with good academic standing and apply to traditional, online and graduate programs at Lander. Dual credit students are not eligible. Qualifying students are eligible to receive $2,000 per year for full-time or $500 per year for part-time. To be eligible, the student:

  • Must be the legal dependent (conventional or adopted) or spouse of a full-time Lander University employee and complete the Lander Family Scholarship Application.
  • Must be eligible for admission to Lander as either a full-time or part-time degree-seeking student for the semester in which they apply for the scholarship.

For more information, contact the Lander’s Office of Financial Aid at 864-388-8340 or


Wireless & Mobile Carrier Discounts

As a state government employee, Lander staff are eligible to receive discounted rates or service upgrades for cell phone plans on several mobile networks. 

You have to ask for the discount and go through an authorization/enrollment process, but after that, you'll get a 15-25% discount each month on your bill.


Fitness Center

Open to Lander employees at no cost. Must show a valid Lander ID to enter the Fitness Center


Game Day

Lander ID gets you free admission to most of the Bearcat Athletics home games.


Bearcat Shop

Employees get a 10% discount on items purchased in the Bearcat Shop (in-store purchases only, not available online shopping.)


Campus Recreational Pool

Open to Lander employees at no cost. Must show a valid Lander ID to enter the pool area.


Dining Hall

Lander employees get a special rate for meals in the Dining Hall