Ongoing Educational Opportunities

FEDERAL ACADEMIC ALLIANCE

U.S. Office of Personnel Management is partnering with colleges and universities as
part of the continuing efforts to provide higher educational opportunities to the Federal
workforce. This program is a benefit that Federal employees can take advantage of at
their own pace to pursue post-secondary education at reduced tuition rates. All Federal
employees are eligible to take advantage of this resource. Some of the agreements also
extend the benefits to spouses and legal dependents.

Federal Academic Alliance Partners

Central Michigan University https://www.cmich.edu/global/fed
College for America at Southern New Hampshire University http://collegeforamerica.org/gov
Drexel University Online http://duo.online.drexel.edu/opm/
Georgetown University – School of Continuing Studies http://scs.georgetown.edu/opm-federal-scholarship-alliance/ Penn State University http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/gov/federal-government/
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota http://www.fedgovatsaintmarys.com
University of Maryland – Francis King Carey School of Law http://www.law.umaryland.edu/prospective/FEDEM/U
University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/fedgrant
University of Maryland University College http://www.umuc.edu/about/federal-government-employees
 New schools have been added to the Alliance:
For more in depth information on the partnership between OPM and the Academic Alliance please go to:  https://www.opm.gov/wiki/training/Our-Academic-Partners.ashx

Benefits of Federal Academic Alliance

 Our current and future Government wide Memorandums of  Agreement include:

  • A focus on adult learners and non-traditional students for the purpose of employee development.
  • Not-for-profit-schools.
  • Enhanced collaboration between academic institutions and Federal agencies.
  • Reduced tuition rates and/or scholarships to Federal employees worldwide; some of the agreements extend the benefits to spouses and legal dependents.
  • Programs that address the Federal government’s mission critical occupation skills in the areas of IT with an emphasis on Cyber security, Acquisition, Human Resources, Financial Auditing, Economics, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

For more information please email: LearningandDevelopment@opm.gov

U.S. Office of Personnel Management  1900 E Street, NW, Washington DC 20415

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