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Federal Employees: Boost Your Career Potential with UMUC's FED Program

Convenient, Flexible, and Affordable Degrees and Certificates

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Build a better future with a bachelor's or master's degree through the Federal Education & Development Program at University of Maryland University College. Our academic programs give you the in-demand skills you need to be ready to fill mission-critical gaps and boost your federal career. And, thanks to the Program, the education you want is now more affordable than ever! Through the FED Program, Federal employees and their spouses and dependents get the following great benefits:

  • 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition* on more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates** in in-demand areas such as business, information technology, healthcare, and public safety, with just a few exclusions. If you qualify for in-state tuition or are active-duty military, you'll pay an even lower tuition rate!
  • Application fee waiver for our new students, a savings of $50.
  • Access to almost all programs entirely online, with hybrid class options in the D.C. metro area and at military installations around the world.
  • As many as 90 undergraduate transfer credits, including as many as 60 from prior learning and military experience.
  • Dedicated advisors to help you select the right program to meet your career goals, explore payment options to make your education even more affordable, and arrange your class schedule to fit your life.

Programs Not Available at Discounted Rate

The tuition discount will not be applied to the MBA, MS in Data Analytics, MS in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, graduate cybersecurity degree and certificate programs, executive programs, and doctoral programs.

Career-Relevant Programs

Enroll in a career-relevant degree or certificate program and gain the confidence you need to become a more valuable team member and more effective manager. We work directly with federal agencies to ensure UMUC's FED Program aligns with the exact needs of the Federal government. Choose from a variety of academic programs related to federal occupations, or explore a program in your field of expertise:

Military and Veteran Friendly

Since 1947, UMUC has specialized in educating servicemembers, veterans, and their family members. We understand and honor your unique perspective—more than half of UMUC students are active-duty servicemembers, veterans, military spouses, or military family members! For Federal employees who are military veterans, we offer

  • Programs and services that have earned us recognition as military friendly time and time again.
  • Dedicated veterans advisors to help you transition your military experience to your federal career and navigate your veterans benefits and other payment options
  • VetSuccess on Campus, a Department of Veterans Affairs program designed to help veterans succeed in higher education.
  • The Veterans Resource Center, a one-stop source designed to give you the support you need to succeed in school and in your career.

Please note, If you're planning to use Post 9/11 GI Bill®1 education benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-UMUC (8682) to determine how the FED Program discount may impact your benefits.

1 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Register Now to Attend
a Webinar

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    2–3 p.m. | Register
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10–11 a.m. | Register
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    noon–1 p.m. | Register
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    10–11 a.m. | Register

Did You Know?

Federal employees from 42 states and more than 100 agencies have taken part in the FED Program.

Contact Us

Call: 844-UMUC-FED

UMUC Webinar for Federal Employees

March 1, 2016

Building a Culture for Employee Engagement

May 11, 2016

Download the Presentation

* On out-of-state tuition for most programs. 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, Foundations in Business Analytics, and Information Assurance, and all doctoral programs and specializations. The 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 rate. If you are a student using Post 9/11 benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-UMUC (8682) to determine if you can apply both benefits.

** View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.