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American University Key Executive Leadership Master’s Degree in Public Administration

Benefit: 25% tuition reduction and no application fee for federal employees for the Key MPA.  For our 8-course 32-day SES CDP Certificate program, agencies sponsoring one or more students receive tuition discounts through the Federal Supply Schedules: contract number GS-02F-0012X.

Who is eligible:  All federal employees

Online/On-Campus:  MPA – on campus. Certificate programs - online, hybrid, and on campus.

Website: key.american.edu

Admissions Contact:  Patrick Malone, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs

            E-mail: pmalone@american.edu

            Phone: 202-885-6271 


Bellevue University

Benefit: Tuition for program participants will be discounted by 20% from Bellevue University tuition rates as shown on the Bellevue University website at www.bellevue.edu.   Standard fees as published in the University Catalog and on the University website may apply.  Application fee will be waived for program participants. 

Who is eligible: Federal Government employees and their spouses and dependents are eligible. Federal employees shall include Civil Service employees only. 

Online/On-Campus:  Participants may enroll in any Bellevue University undergraduate or graduate courses and programs upon acceptance to university and the program.

Website: https://alliance.bellevueuniversity.us/

Admissions Contact:   https://alliance.bellevueuniversity.us/

Phone: 866-827-8467 or 402-557-7493 (OUTSIDE THE U.S. CALL 01-402-557-7493)

The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies


 10% scholarship toward tuition for any of the school’s online or in-person courses. 

The application fee will be waived.

Who is eligible: All Federal Employees

Online/On-Campus: Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid

Website: Catholic University of America Federal Portal

Admissions Contact: 

E-mail: metropolitan@cua.edu 

Phone:  (202) 319-5256, Ms. Lashsay Long, Director of Admissions and Communications

Central Michigan University

Benefit: 15% discount.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: All Federal Employees, Spouses and Dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid

Website: Central Michigan University Federal Portal

Admissions Contact: 

            Phone: (877) 268-4636

            Fax: (989) 774-1998

            Email: cmuglobal@cmich.edu 

           Mailing Address:

            Central Michigan University

            Global Campus

            802 Industrial Drive

 Champlain College

Benefit: 100% Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. Preferred tuition for Federal employees and their eligible family members, making online tuition $265/undergraduate credit and $398/graduate credit through at least summer 2022. No application fee.

Who is eligible: Employee, Spouse, Domestic Partners, and Adult Dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online

Website: https://online.champlain.edu/truedfed

Informational Video:

Admissions Contact:                  

(877) 887-3960

     Email: truedfed@champlain.edu

Colorado State University Global

Benefit: 10% discount. The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: 
All Federal Employees

Online/On-Campus: 100% online Bachelor's, Master's, & Certificate Programs 


Admissions Contact: 

(800) 462-7845

       Email: enroll@csuglobal.edu

       Mailing Address: 585 Salida Way, Aurora, Colorado, 80111


Columbia College

Benefit: 15% tuition discount for all academic programs including Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificates. No application fee. No additional fees. Books are provided.   

Who is eligible:  All Federal Employees, dependents under age 25, and spouses

Online/On-Campus:  Online, Face-to-Face and Hybrid. Tuition discount does not apply to traditional Main Campus daytime courses in Columbia, MO.

Website: Columbia College Federal Portal

Admissions Contact:  Kelsey Anderson

            E-mail: kaanderson@ccis.edu

            Phone: 573-875-7177

 Drexel University Online

Benefit: The tuition will be discounted 10 to 40%, depending on the program.  

The application fee will be waived.

Who is eligible: Federal Government employees and their spouses and dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online

Website: https://online.drexel.edu/opm 

Admissions Contact:           


            Phone: (877) 215-0009

Excelsior College

Benefit: 20% Undergraduate = $410/credit hour; 15% Graduate = $550/credit hour 

The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and domestic partners

Online/On-Campus: Online 

Website: Excelsior College Federal Portal or Feducation.excelsior.edu  

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: admissions@excelsior.edu  

            Phone: (844) 843-9296

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Benefit: 10% scholarship applied to Georgetown’s published tuition rate for the relevant SCS Program each academic semester.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees

Online/On-Campus: On-Campus and Online         

Website: http://scs.georgetown.edu/opm-federal-scholarship-alliance/

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: scsscholarships@georgetown.edu   

Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education

Benefit:  15% tuition scholarship for all eligible masters and certificate programs

Who is eligible:  Federal employees only

Online/On-Campus:  Online and On-campus programs are available

Website: https://biomedicalprograms.georgetown.edu/federal-alliance

Admissions Contact: 

            E-mail: biomedgrad@georgetown.edu

            Phone: 202-687-1379


University of Louisville

Benefit: UofL offers employees of the U.S. Federal Government a 10% tuition scholarship applied to the current tuition rate for online programs, each academic semester.

Undergraduate Application Fee: $25

Graduate Application Fee: $65

Who is eligible:  Federal employees only

Online/On-Campus:  All of UofL’s Online programs (Undergraduate, Graduate, Certificate and Non-Degree) qualify for the Federal Academic Alliance 10% scholarship.

Website: University of Louisville | Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship — Online Learning

Admissions Contact:  UofL’s Online Enrollment Counselors are admissions contacts for our membership in the Federal Academic Alliance.

            E-mail: online@louisville.edu

            Phone:  800.871.8635 

 Marist College


25% discount.  The application fee will be waived, please contact Marist College admissions for your unique waiver code.

Who is eligible: All Federal Employees, and immediate adult family members (parents, spouses or domestic partners, siblings and children).  Undergraduate students must be 22 or older at time of admission to the program. 

Online/On-Campus: Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid

Website: https://www.marist.edu/federal-alliance

Admissions Contact: Brian Scott

(845) 575-3980

     Fax: (845) 575-3166

     Email:  brian.scott@marist.edu   

Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business

Benefit: 10% reduced tuition on some graduate programs and 15% in some non-credit certificate programs.

Who is eligible:  Federal Government employees, spouses or dependents

Online/On-Campus:  All programs are 100% online except MS SCM which has three weekend onsite residency sessions.

Website: Michigan State University Federal Employee Portal      https://explore.michiganstateuniversityonline.com/lp/MSU-OPM/

Admissions Contact: 

            E-mail: StudentSuccess@MichiganStateUniversityOnline.com 

            Phone: 855-300-1310


Pace University (iPace Program)

Benefit: iPace programs, the per-credit rate is discounted by about 50%. 

The Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security per credit rate is discounted by 20%. The MPA and the MS in Internet Technology are also discounted at 20% of the regular tuition rate.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees

Online/On-Campus: Online 

Website: Pace University (iPace) Federal Portal    

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: ipace@pace.edu

            Phone: (212) 346-1324

Park University

Benefit: A 16% discount off normal undergraduate tuition, which is the same rate as our military veteran rate.  A 12% discount off normal graduate tuition, which is the same as our military veteran rate.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid 

Website: Park University Federal Portal 

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: admissions@park.edu    

           Phone: (888) 319-9522

 Penn State University World Campus

Benefit: 5% tuition reduction on competitive Penn State World Campus tuition rates, with no program exclusions or out-of-state rates.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online, hybrid 

Website: Penn State World Campus Federal Portal   

Informational Videoworldcampus.psu.edu/pswcfederalalliance

Admissions Contact:

Penn State World Campus Admissions

     Phone: 814-863-5386

     Email: admissions@worldcampus.psu.edu

Purdue University and Purdue University Global

Benefit: Up to 20% tuition reduction on published rates for online undergraduate, graduate degree, graduate certificate programs, or professional development certificates, depending on the program.

Who is eligible: Civil service federal government employees, spouses, and dependents are eligible to receive education benefits. Terms and conditions apply.

Online/On-Campus: Explore featured online programs at Fed.online.purdue.edu.

Website: Fed.online.purdue.edu  

Admissions Contact:

Email: Purdue University Fed-Purdue@purdue.edu   

Email: Purdue Global Federal-Admissions@PurdueGlobal.edu

Phone Number: 877-481-2050

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 

Benefit: 10% Tuition Grant, making ONLINE tuition range $405- $571.50. Online courses range in credit hours from 1-4.  ON CAMPUS tuition range $310.50 - $711.00. On campus courses range in credit hours from 1-5.  The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online, On-Campus, Hybrid

Website: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Federal Portal or FedGovAtSaintMarys.com   

Admissions Contact:           


            Phone: (877) 308-9954

 Southern New Hampshire University Global Campus

Benefit: Online course-based accredited institution serving online students around the world.  SNHU offers federal employees and their family members a 10% tuition reduction for over 200+ career-focused undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  SNHU also offers certificates at various levels including graduate and post-graduate.  Application fees are waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal employees and their family members, family members are defined as the following: Spouse, and parents thereof; Sons and daughters, and spouses thereof; Parents, and spouses thereof; Brothers and sisters, and spouses thereof; Grandparents and grandchildren, and spouses thereof;

Online/On-Campus: Online

Website: www.snhu.edu/gov  

Family Member website:  www.snhu.edu/family6

Information Video:  

Admissions Contact:          


     Phone: 888-668-1249


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 

Benefit: Federal Employee (FEDEM) Grant equivalent to a 10 percent tuition discount. The application fee will be waived. 

Who is eligible: Federal Employees and/or their legal Spouses

Online/On-Campus: On Campus, some programs online

Website: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/prospective/FEDEM/ 

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: admissions@law.umaryland.edu      

            Phone: (410) 706-3492

 University of Maryland (UMD), Robert H. Smith School of Business (Smith)

Benefit: FEDEM Grant in the form of a 30% credit to their student tuition. The dollar amount of the Grant will vary based on which Eligible Smith Program the participants enroll in and whether the tuition rate is in state or out of state or per semester or per credit.

Who is eligible: Federal Government employees and/or their spouses

Online/On-Campus: On campus and Online

Website: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/fedgrant 

Admissions Contact:           

Email:  aowens@rhsmith.umd.edu   SUBJECT LINE: Federal Employee


 University of Maryland Global Campus (Formerly UMUC)

Benefit: Application fee waiver.  25% discount on out-of-state tuition for most programs, and 5% discount on tuition for graduate specialty programs 

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents 

Online/On-Campus: Online, hybrid 

Website:  umgc.edu/fed

Admissions Contact:           

            Email:  fedprogram@umuc.edu    

            Information Request Form: https://www.umgc.edu/about/federal-government-employees/request-information.cfm 

            Mailing Address:

            3501 University Blvd. East

            Adelphi, MD 20783

            Academic Center at Largo (Student Services):

            1616 McCormick Drive

            Largo, MD 20774

Utica College

Benefit: As a federal employee, you are eligible for the following benefits when you apply: A 10% tuition reduction; Potential additional tuition discounts for groups; A waived application fee (a savings of $50)

Who is eligible: Federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents

Online/On-Campus: Online

Website: https://landing.online.utica.edu/federalgovernment 

Admissions Contact:           

            Email: uticaonline@utica.edu 

            Phone: (866) 295-3106 or (315) 732-2640