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Edcor: Save on Tuition
with the UMGC Smart Path Program

Program Benefits
  • Up to 18 Credits Per Year
    Reimbursed with Your
    Employer's TA
  • $291 Per Credit
    for Additional Courses
  • $50 Savings
    with App Fee Waiver
  • $15 Per Credit Savings
    with Tech Fee Waiver


Learn about the savings and support offered through the UMGC Smart Path Program.

Edcor has teamed up with University of Maryland Global Campus to provide you with an achievable and affordable path to a bachelor's degree or undergraduate certificate. The UMGC Smart Path Program offers reduced pricing and waived application and technology fees for undergraduate degree and certificate programs.

Explore UMGC Smart Path Program Benefits

Eligible employees who enroll in an online program at UMGC through this program will have access to

  • Online bachelor's degrees and undergraduate certificates in some of today's most in-demand fields
  • Up to 18 undergraduate credits reimbursed per calendar year, in conjunction with your employer's Tuition Assistance
    • $291 per credit for additional courses
    • $15 per credit savings with tech fee waiver for additional courses
  • $50 in savings with the UMGC application fee waiver
  • A career-focused curriculum you can complete entirely online
  • Enrollment support, including a virtual, streamlined admissions process that does not require the SAT®1 or ACT
  • A full suite of student services, including tutoring and mentoring
  • Flexible transfer credit policies so you can earn your degree faster

Eligibility Details

To be eligible for the UMGC Smart Path Program, you must be

  • An eligible Edcor-partner affiliate or an eligible Edcor client-employee
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate at UMGC

Tuition and Billing for UMGC Smart Path Students

Under the UMGC Smart Path Program, your employer will cover a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year for undergraduate courses, calculated at a reduced tuition rate of $291 per credit. With this special tuition rate, this means you will be able to take up to 18 credits per year. You will be responsible for any charges not covered by your employer at the reduced UMGC Smart Path Program rate.

You must complete the application through the Edcor portal on your benefits site each term in order to receive the Smart Path rate of $291 per credit. Until your eligibility is verified, you will not receive the reduced tuition rate and will be solely responsible for any incurred tuition charges. See the Get Started & Register section for more information on how your eligibility can be verified.

Please note: Smart Path students who are utilizing tuition reimbursement will be responsible for tuition charges at the time of enrollment and will need to contact Edcor for reimbursement. If you're interested, you can get more information about UMGC's interest-free monthly payment plan options.

Special Discount Program

Even if you’re not eligible for the UMGC Smart Path Program, you, your spouse, and your legal dependents may be eligible to receive a discount of up to 25 percent on out-of-state tuition for all undergraduate and standard graduate programs thanks to UMGC’s alliance with Edcor.*

If you are enrolled in the UMGC Smart Path Program, your spouse, and your legal dependents may still take advantage of the up to 25 percent out-of-state tuition discount. If you are not eligible for or choose not to enroll in the UMGC Smart Path Program, you can still take advantage of the discount program for eligible employees. However, you cannot leave the Smart Path program and receive discounts within the same calendar year.

The UMGC Experience

We offer the best of both worlds—a convenient online education from a respected state university. Our career-focused degree and certificate programs are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a more valued member of the team. Plus, our courses are specifically created to be delivered within a fully collaborative online classroom that prepares your employees with skills and knowledge.

Get Started & Register

It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to select your employer or organization on the application form.


Earn credit for your education and eligible experience: Submit your official transcripts from any previous institutions of higher education.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.


Complete the Edcor application: Go to the Edcor portal and complete and submit an application (which includes your school and course information) for reimbursement or direct billing. You must complete this step each term.


Verify eligibility: Once you complete the application through the Edcor portal on your benefits site, an automated email will be sent to UMGC. This can serve as your Smart Path employment verification.

Contact Us

Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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* The tuition discount will not be applied to the following graduate programs and related courses: Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in data analytics; Master of Science in digital forensics and cyber investigation; Master of Science in cybersecurity management and policy; Master of Science in cybersecurity technology; graduate certificates in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, digital forensics and cyber investigation, and foundations in business analytics; all doctoral programs; and select legacy programs. The tuition discount will apply beginning in the term in which you notify UMGC of your eligibility. Tuition discounts will not be applied to previous terms.

Additional discounts may be available for Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents. Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military; members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the spouses and dependents of these student groups will be the applicable military or specialty rate. If you are a student using Post 9/11 benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-8682 to determine if you can apply both benefits.