Discounted Higher Ed Classes Now Available for Federal Employees

May 11, 2016 10:41 AM , Updated September 23, 2016 4:21 PM
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The Office of Personnel Management and Excelsior College have announced an agreement that will allow federal employees to take higher education classes at a reduced rate. The discount also extends to employees’ spouses.

Excelsior College will be hosting a series of online webinars with more information about the new arrangement.

Excelsior College has a variety of educational programs, including the opportunity for federal workers to earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or a graduate degree.

The agreement is part of OPM’s continuing efforts to build the future Federal workforce by attracting new talent, supporting Federal employee career development, and addressing current Government-wide and agency-specific skills gaps.

“OPM continually works with Federal agencies to ensure their employees are able to handle the very important work they do on behalf of the American people,” said OPM Acting Director Beth F. Cobert. “With this agreement, we are helping them do just that, while also closing vital skills gaps to strengthen our workforce.”

For more information on the program, visit or contact Hamisi Amani-Dove, Director of Workforce Partnerships at Excelsior College at [email protected].

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