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Federal Governmentwide Academic Alliances

As a part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) continuing efforts to provide higher educational opportunities to the Federal workforce by providing current Federal employees with the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education, OPM is partnering with colleges and universities.

With the endorsement of the CHCO Council, the main purpose of this program is to:

Build future Federal workforce
Address current Governmentwide and agency-specific skills gaps
Support career development for Federal employee
Provide affordable opportunities for Federal employees to obtain college degrees, certificates  and/or college credits
Provide subject matter expertise by developing and/or teaching courses that infuse the public sector perspective into the schools’ curriculums.
Provide current college students with a greater understanding of and access to the Federal Government.

The alliances are formalized with Governmentwide Memorandum of Agreements which include but are not limited to:

Discounted tuition rates on most college degree and certificate program.

Enhanced collaboration by allowing Federal subject matter experts to work with college curriculum developers to infuse a public sector perspective into their curriculum/programs. 
Opportunities to focus on targeted recruitment and developing and/or establishing a talent pipeline.
These agreements bear no financial obligation from the Government.

Federal Governmentwide Academic Alliances



Average Savings

Who is eligible?











Central Michigan University World Campus

15% discount and application fee waiver

All Federal Employees, Spouses and Dependents

Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid

Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Graduate Certificates



Central Michigan University Federal Portal

Phone: (877) 268-4636

Fax: (989) 774-1998


Mailing Address:

Central Michigan University

Global Campus

802 Industrial Drive

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Champlain College

up to 70% and no application fee

All Federal Employees, Spouses and Adult dependents


Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Graduate Certificates


Champlain College Federal Portal

Phone: (877) 887-3960

Contact Form

Excelsior College

20% Undergraduate

15% Graduate

Federal employees, their spouses and domestic partners

Online, hybrid

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate Degrees

School of Business and Technology

School of Liberal Arts School of Public Service

School of Nursing

School of Health Sciences

Center for Professional Development

Excelsior College Federal Portal

Toll-free at 888-647-2388 ext. 2 or via Email at

Penn State University World Campus

5% tuition reduction on competitive Penn State World Campus tuition rates, with no program exclusions or out-of-state rates.

Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online, hybrid

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Graduate Certificates

Doctoral Degree

Penn State World Campus Federal Portal

Contact Form

World Campus Contacts

Call or Email

Toll Free: 800-252-3592

Local/International: 814- 865-5403

Fax: 814-865-3290



Penn State World Campus

The Pennsylvania State University

128 Outreach Building

University Park PA 16802


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

10% Tuition Grant, making ONLINE tuition range $405- $571.50

Waived Application Fee. Online courses range in credit hours from 1-4.


ON CAMPUS tuition range $310.50 - $711.00

Waived Application Fee. On campus courses range in credit hours from 1-5

Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online, On-Campus, Hybrid

On Campus Graduate And Professional Programs

Undergraduate Certificates

Bachelor’s Completion Programs

Master’s Programs

Graduate Certificates

Specialist Programs

Doctoral Degrees

Professional Development Programs for Educators


Online Graduate And Professional Programs


St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Federal Portal

Angela Opie, MA

Direct Contact Information


Office: 844.559.4810


Admissions Contact Information

University Admissions: 877-308-9954



University of Maryland University College

25% discount of out-of-state rates for most educational programs

Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online, hybrid

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master Degrees

Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs


UMUC Federal Portal

Academic Center at Largo (Student Services)

1616 McCormick Drive

Largo, MD 20774

Federal Contact Form

Call 800-888-UMUC (8682)

Online Application for Admission


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