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Central Michigan University Alliance Offers Federal Employees, their Spouses and Dependents Reduced Tuition Rates to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS
From: 
ACTING DIRECTOR, BETH F. COBERT
Subject: 
Central Michigan University Alliance Offers Federal Employees, their Spouses and Dependents Reduced Tuition Rates to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people.  OPM and Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Global Campus Division have entered into an alliance as part of OPM’s continued effort to close skills gaps, increase Federal employees' access to high-quality, affordable educational resources, and further develop and sustain the Federal workforce. 

A leader in distance education since 1972, CMU’s Global Campus has nearly 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including 20 military bases.  CMU will provide a 15 percent reduced tuition rate on all their Global Campus Division educational programs to all Federal employees, their spouses and dependents.  This reduced tuition rate applies to all undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and certificate programs.  CMU’s Global Campus Programs are available online, face-to-face and in hybrid formats with condensed eight-week courses. Each program participant is responsible for following the CMU registration process posted through CMU’s website: global.cmich.edu/FED.                                                                  

In addition, this alliance between CMU and OPM affords the opportunity for Federal subject matter experts to collaborate with CMU curriculum developers to infuse the public sector perspective into the University’s curriculum. 

Answers to prospective students’ frequently asked questions are hyperlinked below.  For additional information, please contact OPM’s Learning and Development Team via email at learninganddevelopment@opm.gov or Central Michigan University' Global Campus toll-free at (877) 268-4636 or via email at cmuglobal@cmich.edu.   

Attachments:  Central Michigan University Global Campus Federal Alliance FAQs 

cc: Deputy Chief Human Capital Officers, Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity Directors, Headquarters and Field Office Training Officers, Chief Learning Officers, and Benefits Officers