Thanks to a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents have access to higher education opportunities at University of Maryland Global Campus at a discounted tuition rate through the Federal Education and Development (FED) Program.

Federal employees and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition for most programs or a 5 percent tuition discount on specialty graduate programs. Plus, all new applicants can receive a waiver of the $50 UMGC application fee. Find out if you are eligible for the Federal discount.

Choose from a variety of academic programs, including IT, human resources, program auditing, contract management, cybersecurity, and more.

More Information for Federal Employees

Read about our discount for Federal employees.

Follow these steps to get started applying and enrolling at UMGC.

Learn how much you can save on a degree from UMGC with the FED Program.

Find out why UMGC is a great choice for Federal employees.

Find the Right Program for You

With our Program Comparison Tool, you can evaluate as many as three degrees, specializations, and certificates side by side. Explore program descriptions, cost, transfer credit, program formats, course content, and more. Found your program? Use our Time and Tuition Estimator to get your estimated tuition, fees, and graduation date.

Benefit from UMGC's 70+ Years of Experience

We offer the best of both worlds—a convenient online education from a respected state university.

Resources for Training Officers

We've collected information and materials to help you fully implement the UMGC Federal Education and Development Program at your agency and guide your employees to programs that can improve their job performance and build their career potential.

Help employees pursue an education at UMGC.

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