ADELPHI, Md. — University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families.

Officials at the Adelphi-based school that focuses on online education and caters to working adults say federal workers, their spouses and dependents will get a 25 percent tuition discount for all undergraduate programs and most graduate programs starting this summer. It’s part of a partnership with U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

The announcement comes weeks after UMUC announced layoffs to address a $25 million revenue slump amid enrollment declines.

As part of the OPM partnership, “federal subject matter experts” will help the university develop courses to prepare students for federal employment, particularly in high-demand fields.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live