The Office of Personnel Management has announced that it has entered into agreements with four additional schools to offer tuition discounts for federal employees.
The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, Pace University iPace Program, Park University, and Utica College are the new academic institutions. The terms of the agreements include reduced tuition rates and/or scholarships provided to federal employees. Some agreements extend the benefits to spouses and legal dependents.
Some programs at these institutions address some of the federal governments’ mission critical occupation skills in the areas of Acquisitions, Human Resources, Financial Auditing, Economics, IT with an emphasis on Cybersecurity, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
This program now has 15 participating colleges and universities. Under the program, discounted tuition rates ranging anywhere from 5-70% and/or scholarships are provided to federal employees.
Other recent schools to collaborate with OPM include Penn State World Campus, Central Michigan University, and Excelsior College.
“This Federal Academic Alliance provides feds and their families with access to opportunities to earn a variety of bachelor and master degrees,” said OPM Acting Director Kathy McGettigan. “We will continue to provide the federal workforce with opportunities to obtain the education they need to meet today’s federal workforce challenges. The alliance will also help agencies close critical skills gaps, enabling the federal workforce to fulfill its mission to serve the American people.”
Click here for more information and a full list of participating academic institutions.