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Federal employees: Save up to 25 percent with UMGC's FED program.

Thanks to a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, Federal employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents can receive a discounted tuition rate at University of Maryland Global Campus through the Federal Education and Development Program.

Choose from a variety of academic programs relevant for the Federal workforce, including information technology, human resources, program auditing, contract management, cybersecurity, and more. For more information, contact the UMGC FED Program at or 844-8682-FED.

Federal Employee Discount Details

If you are a Federal employee or the spouse or eligible dependent of a Federal employee, you may qualify for a discount of up to 25 percent on out-of-state tuition for most programs or a 5 percent tuition discount on specialty graduate programs at UMGC. In addition, you may be eligible to have the application fee waived once you apply.

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 "U.S. Federal Government" as your employer on the application form.


Verify your employment: Complete a tuition benefits verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses. Be sure to fill out the proper form. UMGC has a separate verification form for employees/members and spouses/dependents.


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.



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Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you're a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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