University's new agreement with Benesyst, a TASC Company will offer BeneScholar™ clients' employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher educationAdelphi, Md. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Benesyst, a TASC company delivering benefit management services and technologies to clients across a broad range of industries, to offer its BeneScholar™ clients' employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs.
"Providing access to affordable, high-quality education is important to UMUC, and we look forward to working alongside TASC and their BeneScholar™ clients to provide their employees the opportunity to reach their educational and professional goals," said UMUC Provost Marie Cini. "UMUC is proud to work with TASC through a partnership that will give employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete a degree or pursue higher education."
Under the agreement, BeneScholar™ clients' employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC's 95 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC's undergraduate school may transfer credits from other universities and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC's standard policies and procedures.
"We are very happy to be working with UMUC. They are one of the largest public providers of online undergraduate and graduate programs and the tuition discount provides tremendous value to our BeneScholar™ clients," says Duane Chapman, TASC's Executive Vice President of National Accounts. "This alliance, in conjunction with our BeneScholar™ services, allows employers to improve the knowledge and skills of their workforce, increase retention and help recruitment."
About University of Maryland University CollegeUMUC is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today's increasingly technical, global workplace.
UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission --to meet the learning needs of nontraditional students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family, and military service. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees, a doctoral program, and certificate programs.
UMUC faculty comprise scholar-practitioners who have distinguished themselves in their fields as well as in the classroom. The university is renowned for its online student support services, which include 24/7 access to information and library services with more than 100 online databases. UMUC also offers evening and weekend courses on-site at more than 20 locations in the Maryland-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serves the educational needs of the U.S. military in 24 countries around the world.
A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMUC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high quality education that is accessible and affordable.