Guild Education

Paul Quinn College is the first HBCU to join the Guild network

This partnership opens the doors to some of America’s largest and most influential companies, including Target, Chipotle, Lowe’s, and Discover Financial Services, to PQC while providing more than three million workers an opportunity to earn a degree from one of the most unique colleges in the country.

If you are an employee of one of our partners and are interested in pursuing a debt-free education at Paul Quinn College, please follow the steps below:

  1. Select your employer from the list below and create an account.
  2. Select Paul Quinn from your employer’s catalog and select ‘start a free application’.
  3. Complete a Paul Quinn application.
  4. Submit a Financial Aid Application for the 2023-2024 school year.

The following employers provide education benefits for Paul Quinn’s Bachelor’s of Arts in Business (fully online or in-person).

Employer Partnership Funding Level
Allstate $5,250/year
Baylor, Scott & White Health $5,250/year
Children's Hospital of Colorado Full Pay
Chipotle Full Pay
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center Full Pay
Discover Full Pay
Fidelity Full Pay & $5,250/year
Guild Education Full Pay
JPMorgan Chase Full Pay
Lowe's Inc. Full Pay
Macy's Inc. Full Pay
OSF Healthcare $5,250/year
PepsiCo Full Pay
Regions Bank $5,250/year
Rocket Companies Full Pay
Sentara Health $5,250/year
Shipt Full Pay
Smithfield Foods Full Pay
Southern Glazer's Wine Full Pay
Target Full Pay
Trilogy Health Services $5,250/year
Tyson Full Pay
Waste Management Full Pay


  • How do I know how much financial aid I am eligible for?
    • To determine your eligibility for financial aid beyond your employer’s tuition benefit, you’ll need to complete a FAFSA® Form. ZZ admission and submission of the FAFSA® Form, you can log into your student portal (CAMS) to review any available financial aid offers.
  • Do I have to submit a FAFSA® Form?
    • We highly encourage you to submit a FAFSA® Form as it may make you eligible for additional state and federal funding. Moreover, it can extend the life of your employer benefits at Paul Quinn.
  • What happens if I do not fill out a FAFSA® Form?
    • While completing the FAFSA® Form is encouraged, it is not required. You will still receive your Guild employer benefit. However, not completing it may mean missing out on additional funding opportunities for expenses.
  • Am I eligible for student loans?
    • You must complete a FAFSA® Form to see what federal loans you are eligible for. However, you will need to register for at least six (6) credit hours to be eligible for any loan.
  • How will the Office of Financial Aid know if I have registered already to post my Guild employer tuition benefit?
    • The Office of Financial Aid pulls status reports on a weekly basis to track your registration status. If you have any questions, feel free to email
  • If I am eligible for a refund, when should I expect to receive it?
    • Refunds are typically issued about six weeks after classes begin. However, administrative delays such as outstanding documentation or late completion of processes can affect the timing.
  • How will I receive my refund?
    • To receive a direct deposit refund into your bank account, please contact student accounts and provide them with the necessary instructions/information.
  • Will my employer tuition benefit run out?
    • The duration of your employer tuition benefit varies by employer. For specific details, please reach out to your Guild coach who can provide you with more information.
  • When will I see my Guild employer tuition benefit reflected on my ledger?
    • Your Guild employer tuition benefit will appear on your student account after you have registered for classes.
  • Are there any additional details I should be aware of as they pertain to my employer benefit?
    • You must be employed on the first day of each semester to receive the benefit. If for any reason you wish to continue school but are no longer employed, you may do so at your own cost. If you do continue school out-of-pocket, you will still be labeled as a Guild student in our system.
  • Is there a GPA requirement for me to stay eligible for my employer’s tuition benefit?
    • After completion of 18 credit hours, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the tuition benefit.
  • When will I know how many credits transfer to Paul Quinn? (Transfer Students)
    • Upon completing the registration process with your Academic Advisor, you will know how many of your college credits transfer to Paul Quinn.
  • Once I am a Paul Quinn student, must I complete the Chapel requirement?
    • Chapel is an institutional requirement for all students, including those using the Guild employer tuition benefit. Since most Guild students are fully online, the Chapel requirement is fulfilled virtually.
  • How long is a semester at Paul Quinn?
    • Our academic semesters are fifteen (15) weeks long.
  • Do I have to enroll as a part-time student, or can I attend full-time?
    • We typically recommend that students using the Guild employer tuition benefit start as part-time students to adjust to the academic environment. After successfully completing the first semester, you can discuss transitioning to full-time with your Academic Advisor. We are committed to working with you individually to ensure your success both at Paul Quinn and in your job! Please note that as a federally designated work college, we are limited in how many Guild students can enroll full-time. Your academic advisor will be able to discuss your available options.
  • Are my courses in-person or online?
    • All courses are asynchronous and 100% online.
  • Will I need to purchase textbooks for my courses?
    • No, you will not be asked to purchase any textbooks. All reading materials will be provided by the professor via CANVAS.
  • I am a non-U.S. Citizen, am I eligible for state or federal funding separate from my Guild employer tuition benefit?
    • Eligibility for state or federal funding varies for non-U.S. citizens based on individual circumstances. Non-U.S. citizens residing in Texas may be eligible for the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG). Learn more about TEG funding here.

We are ecstatic to become a member of the Guild network. Guild’s commitment to helping hardworking Americans achieve their educational and economic dreams is something that we strongly identify with. We are honored to have been selected by them for this important work.

We are thrilled to partner with Paul Quinn College to expand our educational offerings to now include an HBCU and meet the needs of the American workforce. We have long admired Paul Quinn College and President Sorrell’s leadership, vision, and innovative approach to higher education.

Coach Keldrick McKinney of the track and field team smiling

COACH Keldrick McKinney

About the Coach

Coach Keldrick McKinney is a native of Dallas, Texas who enters his third year as the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Paul Quinn College. After serving one year as Associate Head Coach under the leadership of Coach Maurice West; Coach McKinney was given the opportunity by Paul Quinn’s legendary Athletic Director James “Zip” Summers.

The program has quickly grown from 3 to now 25 student athletes under the leadership of Coach McKinney. In the second year of competing at the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, the Paul Quinn Tigers placed two athletes in the Top 10.

Coach McKinney received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Prairie View A&M University. After graduation he then opened a training facility where he trained hundreds of athletes. This provided the background and experience for Coach to thrive at the next level. Coach McKinney’s student-athletes not only excel on the track but also in the classroom as well. Coach McKinney’s team maintains over a 3.0 gpa.

Coach Michael Delgado of the mens soccer team

COACH Michael Delgado

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5374

About the Coach

Coach Michael Delgado has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2009. He began his coaching career at Howard Payne University, shortly after starting his time there as a collegiate soccer player. He began as a student coach and after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education, became an assistant.

In 2015, Coach Delgado moved back to Dallas to form the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program at Paul Quinn College as the assistant coach and became the head coach of the Women’s team in 2017. From 2015-2021 he was also the Men’s assistant coach. 

In 2021, Coach Delgado took over the Men’s program and led the team as the #3 seed (highest in school history) to the USCAA National Championship for the 3rd year in a row, with a 3rd place finish. 

Coach Delgado is a Dallas native and graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School as a district MVP & All-State. He holds his Master’s degree from Concordia University in Coaching & Athletic Administration. He resides in the campus neighborhood of Highland Hills and lives daily by his motto, #AlwaysRefuse2Lose.

coach brandon espinosa

COACH Brandon Espinosa

About the Coach

Brandon Espinosa starts his fourth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Paul Quinn College.

Last season, Coach Espinosa and the Tigers had a historic 19 game turnaround from the previous year going from 7-25 to 26-2 (12-2 RRAC). Coach Espinosa led the 2021-2022 Tigers to the school’s first USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship and the 3rd overall national championship in school history. The Tigers also won the Red River Athletic Conference West (RRAC) regular season title for the first time since joining the conference in 1998. The Tigers finished the 2021-2022 season with the most RRAC wins and highest winning percentage in a season in program history.

The Tigers were the No. 1 seed at USCAA Nationals and had a dominant showing with 3 double digits wins. The championship game featured seven ties and ten lead changes. After trailing by four at half, 38-34, Bryant & Stratton led 67-65 with 6:33 left in the game. Henry Hampton hit a jumper a minute later to give Paul Quinn the lead to highlight a 10-0 run to seal the victory for the Tigers. Ja’Mare Redus led PQC with 18 points while Hampton finished with 17. Spencer McElway added 12, Ja’Mere Redus came off the bench and scored 11, and Steven Tynes chipped in seven points and nine assists.

While the team’s collective efforts were the deciding factor in their success, several outstanding individuals led them both on and off the court. Coach Brandon Espinosa was recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year. In addition, senior forward Spencer McElway was selected as a USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 2nd Team All Conference. Sophomore forward Trevoin Shaw was voted USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 1st Team All Conference. Sophomore guard Ja’mare Redus received USCAA Tournament MVP as well as USCAA 2nd Team All American Honors. Sophomore guard Torron Mingo Jr. earned the USCAA Academic All American award. Junior guard Caleb Thompson received the RRAC Champions of Character award.

During his first season with Paul Quinn, Espinosa led the Tigers to the most conference victories since 2012-2013. In addition, PQC had two players receive RRAC All Conference honors; Spencer McElway was 1st Team All RRAC and Mateo Escheik received 2nd Team All RRAC honors. McElway also joined the schools 1000-point club.

Espinosa also serves as the Director of EYBL and 17U Head Coach for Drive Nation which was founded by former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal. This summer Drive Nation qualified for the 2021 Nike Peach Jam and currently has the most ESPN Top 100 ranked players in the country.

Espinosa has held coaching positions at Bossier Parish Community College, Ranger College and with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate, Texas Legends.

  • In 2016-17, while he was the associate head coach for Chris Lovell at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament for the first time since becoming a member of the conference. In 2017-2018 Bossier again qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament and finished with a record of 17-14. The 17 wins was the most for a team at Bossier in ten years.
  • While at Ranger College, he helped head coach Billy Gillispie orchestrate the biggest turnaround in college basketball history. During the 2015-2016 season Ranger went from 2-23 the previous year to 35-3, making the NJCAA national tournament and a Final Four appearance for the first time in the schools 90-year history.
  • From 2013-2015, Espinosa was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate Texas Legends. Espinosa coached under Eduardo Najera, who in 2000 was the first Mexican born player to be draftedinto the NBA. During the 2013-2014 campaign the Texas Legends tied the franchise record for most wins in a season with 24. Legends guard PJ Hairston was the first G-League player ever to be drafted in the first round of an NBA draft when he was selected 26th overall by the Miami Heat in 2014.
  • Espinosa also served as the associate head coach for Jeff Webster and Nike Pro Skills 17U EYBL team from 2016-2018.

Espinosa is a native of Houston, Texas. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, where in 2010 they won the ACCA National Championship. Espinosa earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011.

Paul Quinn did not compete in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.

Coach Camille Headshot

COACH Camille Smith

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5499

About the Coach

Camille Smith is in her first season at Paul Quinn College.

Smith was hired in early March and her most recent position was as an Assistant Coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings.

Prior to coaching, Smith played professionally for 10 seasons internationally and 12 seasons in the WNBA before retiring in 2019. Smith was drafted to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft as the 17th Overall pick. Amid the start of the 2008 WNBA season, Smith was selected in the Atlanta Dream dispersal draft before being traded to the Seattle Storm where Smith played and won a championship in 2010! In 2015 Smith was traded to the Connecticut Sun, then to the Phoenix Mercury in 2017, where she finished her career.

Internationally, Smith played on multiple teams in Israel (2015 Israel League Champion) and China. She also played in Turkey, Limassol, Cyrpus, Ragusa, Sicily (2016 Cup Champion), Lebanon (2017 Arab Cup Champion), Montpelier, France, and Venice, Italy (2018 Euro Cup runner-up).

As a former student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interpersonal communications. A four-time All-ACC selection, she finished her college career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. As a senior, Camille averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels reach the Final Four. Camille is ranked among the top 20 all-time scorers at UNC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press following her junior year. She averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. As a sophomore, Camille averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals. In 2004, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honor. Camille became the first Tar Heel to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman.

In high school, Camille was named Associated Press NC Player of the Year and NC Miss Basketball (Class 3A; 2003). Camille was also awarded State Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and NC Gatorade Player of the Year (2002 and 2003). In 2001, Camille shared AP Player of the Year honors at Carver High School and helped her team finish with a 30-0 record and State Championship. Camille is a three-time All-State Selection and averaged 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during her senior year. She holds the record of 2,168 career points during her high school career, was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and played in the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. Camille was also named Piedmont Triad All-Conference, four years in a row, and Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year, three years in a row.

Camille Smith & her husband Jeremis Smith are happily married & live in the Historical Stop 6 Community.

Coach Patrick Gonzalez of the womens volleyball team


About the Coach

Coach Patrick Gonzalez is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. He also has a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has coached volleyball for over thirteen years. He has coached on the high school, club, and collegiate level.

He currently coaches for 360 Volleyball Club in Arlington, Texas. Coach Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Paul Quinn College volleyball program. He served as the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for five seasons. While at Fisk University, Coach Gonzalez served as an Admissions Counselor and Director of International Student Services in the Office of Student Engagement. He has also worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Associate Director of Minority Outreach in the Office of Admissions. He most recently was selected into the Big XII Reach & Teach Volleyball Diversity Program.