New OPM agreement provides tuition break for feds

The Office of Personnel Management has inked a new agreement with Central Michigan University that will offer federal employees, spouses and qualified dependents discounted tuition for the school’s online programs and classes taken at its satellite locations.

The CMU Global Campus deal provides feds and qualified dependents with a 15 percent tuition discount and a waiver of application fees. The offer applies to the school’s certificate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university said more than 30 academic programs are available through the agreement, with an emphasis on programs that focus on mission critical occupations.

OPM Acting Director Beth F. Cobert noted the agreement will “help to close vital skills gaps,” particularly in fields such as engineering, management, human resources, cybersecurity and acquisitions.

CMU, which offers academic programs in condensed eight-week formats, has about 40 locations in the United States and Canada, including at 20 military bases.

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