Six New Options for Higher Education Programs

The Office of Personnel Management announced on Friday six additional options are now available for federal employees interested in earning a bachelors or masters degree to advance their government careers.  

The Federal Academic Alliance program now partners with 23 colleges and universities to offer federal employees, and in some cases their family members, discounted tuition rates and scholarships.

The new agreements are with American University Key Executive Leadership Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Bellevue University, Columbia College, Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education, University of Louisville, and Michigan State University’s College of Business.

There are existing programs with The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, Central Michigan University, Champlain College, Colorado State University Global, Drexel University Online, Excelsior College, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Marist College, Pace University iPace Program, Park University, Penn State University World Campus, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Southern New Hampshire University Global Campus, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Global Campus and Utica College.

The degrees covered by the Federal Academic Alliance program address occupations and skills where there are gaps in the federal government, including financial auditing, economics and information technology.

Those interested in learning more can view the Spring 2021 virtual Education & Professional Development Symposium through May 20 for brochures and presentations about the programs.