According to a recent press release, Federal Employees and their partners can now receive a 30 percent tuition discount when they qualify for select graduate programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.The FedGrant reduced tuition rate was made possible after the school struck a new agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The OPM’s mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve workforce performance.
This new tuition rate can be enjoyed by students admitted to Smith’s online, executive and part-time MBA programs or to any of the school’s specialty masters programs. The reduced tuition rate applies to civilian federal employees and their partners who qualify for Smith School admission and receive no other tuition reductions or scholarships.
“Studying in the nation’s capital gives our students special access to public, private and social sector leaders,” Smith School Dean Alexander Triantis said of the new FedGrant. “This agreement will strengthen those ties, enhancing the two-way flow of knowledge between the university and federal agencies where important decisions get made.”
Triantis added: “The corporate world needs fearless leaders, and so does the public sector.”
Federal workers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a Smith education: U.S. military veterans have access to different education benefits at the Smith School. Mike Connolly, the Smith School’s director of military and veterans affairs, works full-time to help military families understand their options.
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