ISTS Client Resources

COVID-19 Response




Telecommuting Policy Ensures Uninterrupted Service

Update 5.1.20: ISTS’ headquarters will remain closed until at least May 29. All employees are telecommuting.

ISTS’ headquarters in Nashville remains open for normal business hours for employees who choose to work onsite and we have expanded our existing telecommuting policy to ensure any employee who is uncomfortable coming to the office can successfully telecommute. At this time, administration of your program, availability of our online application system and support for your program participants will not be affected. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your Program Manager.

Read our official announcement here.





Quarterly Client Newsletter Recap



Tuition Discount Network Updates

In this quarter’s client newsletter, distributed January 29, we announced our newly redesigned Tuition Discount Network webpage and shared details on how you can request a school be added to our list of educational partners. Read the newsletter here.



Shannon Ring

Shannon Ring, Senior Program Manager

At ISTS, what sets us apart from the competition is the level of service that our clients can expect to receive no matter who they are partnered to work with.

Client Spotlight: Archways to Opportunity®

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are committed to helping employees further their education and achieve their dreams.

To help anyone who works at a company-owned or independently franchised restaurant, we created Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs that give people an opportunity to grow and learn – no matter where they are on their journey.

Programs are available to McDonald’s employees and the employees of participating independent franchisees. Here are just a few ways Archways to Opportunity can help employees on the path to success:

  • Improve English skills
  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Work toward a college degree
  • Get help making an education and career plan with advisors

Tuition Discount Network

As an ISTS client, your participants have access to ISTS’ Tuition Discount Network which offers reduced tuition rates and other negotiated benefits. ISTS’ Account Management team works with educational institutions to establish and manage these partnerships on your behalf.

For a full list of participating schools, click here.

Referrals and Testimonials

Our mission is to make it easy for organizations like yours to offer programs that support personal growth through education. If you know an organization that would like to launch a new scholarship, tuition assistance, grant or loan repayment program – or optimize an existing program – we invite you to connect them with us. Our Account Management team will personally respond to any referrals.

When someone takes the time to recount a positive experience, it speaks volumes. We strive for excellence in each and every interaction and sincerely hope that describes your partnership with us, as well as the experience of your program participants. If you would like to share a testimonial about the technology, service or overall value ISTS offers, please submit to

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