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Chicago Police Department Partnership and Programs

Saint Xavier University offers a master of business administration program and degree completion programs in partnership with the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division.

The Degree Completion Programs are offered at the Chicago Police Academy and are structured in an accelerated format. These programs are designed for busy professionals who have either earned an associate's degree or have prior college credit and are eager to continue their education. The programs are intended for students whose life/work experience and prior learning allows them to be successful in an accelerated program and to complete self-directed, instructor-assisted research.

Saint Xavier University accepts applications throughout the year for Graham School of Management's (link)Master of Business Administration) and certificate program classes that will be offered at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. Terms begin each year in August, October, January, March and June.

Deborah Pascua, J.D. provides an overview of the program in the video below:

 Tuition and Fees for Police Officers

Deferred payment and waived fees

Saint Xavier University has partnered with the City of Chicago to offer a secure, streamlined payment solution that saves students time when making education payments. Students do not need to submit their own grade documents for tuition reimbursement, SXU will prepare and submit the necessary information for tuition reimbursement to the City of Chicago on their behalf. And as an additional way of our saying thank you for your service, registration and student fees are waived for our First Responder students.

As a courtesy to our First Responders, as part of the Saint Xavier University/Chicago Police Department Partnership in Education program the University will allow our CPD students to have a student balance of up to $6,000 and still be allowed to register for classes. However, students with outstanding tuition balances of $6,000 or greater will not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester until their balance is brought below this amount. If you have questions about your account balance, please contact our Bursar's Office.

For more information, please visit the Bursar's Payment FAQs page.

Saint Xavier University provides high quality educational programs at an affordable cost. And while we understand that our CPD students receive financial assistance from the City of Chicago and this assistance is sometimes delayed, the ultimate financial responsibility belongs to the student. At its core this policy is part of our commitment to ensuring we can continue to provide high quality educational programs at an affordable cost to all of our students.

Book Loan Program

As students, you know we all pay big bucks for textbooks -- but did you know you can borrow them for free? As part of Saint Xavier University's Chicago First Responder Scholarship and as a gesture of gratitude and the University's commitment to supporting our First Responders who make such a difference in our community, Saint Xavier University provides loaned textbooks free of charge to qualifying individuals in gratitude of your service.

The SXU Book Loan Program allows you to borrow textbooks to use for courses you are currently enrolled in until the last day of class in the same semester. Please note that the costs of college textbooks are high and this continued benefit is contingent on the return of the loaned textbooks Therefore, all borrowed books must be returned before the final day of the Semester in which the book was borrowed. Late returns may result in a hold of student record and full price for books not returned.

The SXU Book Loan Program is part of our mission to create and maintain a respectful, patient and efficient environment in order to assist students to the best of our ability.

Contact Information

Meet the CPD/SXU liaison:

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John Lucki
SXU/CPD Program Developer

John Lucki retired from the Chicago Police Department in 2015 as the commanding officer of the Financial Crimes Unit with over 25 years of service. He is an expert in white collar crime investigations involving money laundering, identity theft, mortgage fraud, embezzlement, consumer fraud, loan fraud, social engineering and criminal enterprise exploiting business and financial operations. John is an independent investigative contractor and trainer for white collar crime investigations, as well as a Court recognized expert witness and training specialist of law enforcement professionals in the area of financial crimes.

Deborah Pascua


Deb Pascua
SXU/CPD Education Liaison

Deborah "Deb" Pascua retired from the Chicago Police Department in 2014 as a Lieutenant/Inspector with over 27 years of service. She graduated with her MBA from SXU in 2007 and prior to that received her JD from John Marshall Law School and admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in 1990. Deborah has been active in the practice of EEO law and the advancement/mentoring of women in law enforcement with her participation in The Chicago Police Women's Association (CPWA). After retirement, Deborah has obtained her State of Illinois Private Detective and Security Contractor License to start her own security business, Illinois Security Analytics and Consulting, LLC.

For more information or questions about the degree completion programs, please contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)

For more information or questions regarding the graduate business program, please contact:

Graduate Admission
Phone: 773-298-3053

Featured Alumni


Jennifer Maddox, Alumna, Class of 2007

"My experience as a Saint Xavier student was valuable. I didn't realize getting my MBA would lead me to a transformational change within myself and my career. The skills that I gained: leadership, initiative, strategic thinking and adaptability to change assisted me within my nonprofit work. We have contributed to the greater good by transforming and changing lives in the community that we serve. Thank you, Saint Xavier, for giving me the foundation." students to maintain a portfolio while they are students to help them showcase their skills when applying for jobs.