DC Government University Partners
University of the District of Columbia
Southern New Hampshire University
University of Maryland University College
Catholic University of America
University of Phoenix
Potential New Partners
University of the District of Columbia
- All DC Gov’t employees will pay DC Residents tuition no matter if they reside in the district or not.
The University of the District of Columbia offers affordable and a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs for all residents of the District of Columbia and beyond.
Mission: The University of the District of Columbia is a pacesetter in urban education that offers affordable and effective undergraduate, graduate, professional, and workplace learning opportunities. The institution is the premier gateway to postsecondary education and research for all residents of the District of Columbia. As a public, historically black, and land-grant institution, the University’s responsibility is to build a diverse generation of competitive, civically engaged scholars and leaders.
Vision: To be a University System that is student centered and demand driven that empowers its graduates to be critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and engaged, service-driven leaders in the workforce and beyond.
Southern New Hampshire University – College for America
- Tuition -- $3,000 per calendar year
- A student is able to complete an Associate Degree in one year and a Bachelor Degree in about two years. It is all competency based and “seat-time”.
- Proven track record with DC Gov’t Employees
The District of Columbia Government has an ongoing partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to offer employees a new path to a degree. The College for America program for only $3,000 per year. No application fee or additional costs when enrolled in this program.
24/7 online access: Study, complete assignments, and participate when it's convenient for you, on your time and your schedule.
Affordable tuition: SNHU already offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the country, and has partnered with your employer to make education even more affordable. SNHU offers several types of financial aid to help you meet the cost of a university education.
Flexibility: Choose the program that fits your learning style and complete your degree at your own pace.
Accredited, nonprofit university. Southern New Hampshire University is a nonprofit, accredited institution founded in 1932.
Walden University has partnered with the District of Columbia Government to help busy, working professionals achieve higher levels of success. A representative will be available monthly on site to discuss Walden’s suite of online degree programs, which inspire both personal and professional growth.
As an employee of the District of Columbia Government, you are eligible to receive a 10% tuition reduction when you advance your education with Walden’s more than 200 Programs.
- 10% Tuition discount
- Waived Experiential Learning Program (ELP) fees
- Evaluation of work/life experience for college credit
Strayer University is proud to serve District of Columbia employees and their immediate family members through our education partnership program. As a DC Government employee, you and eligible immediate family members will receive a 10% tuition discount along with other benefits
Our partnership also offers an evaluation of work/life experience for college credit at no charge, dedicated enrollment support, waived ELP fees, flexible class schedules and 24/7 on-line course, an Admissions Officer assigned to each individual to assist with applicant's own specific questions and needs, as well as Benefits Available to immediate family members
Are you a Strayer University Alumni? Give the gift of education by referring a friend or family member. With our Alumni Referral Scholarship, a qualifying referral is eligible to receive 25% off tuition* at Strayer. Take advantage of this opportunity for any of our bachelor’s or master’s programs.
Contact Person: Lisa Romano-Arnold – 202.510.1498 – [email protected]
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Partner Webpage: http://www.excelsior.edu/web/partners/dc-department-of-human-resources
- 10% discount generally
- Tuition discounts (rates vary depending on program) for employees, spouses and domestic partners of DC Government employees
- Special pricing for active-duty military and veteran
Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution founded in 1971 focused on providing educational opportunities to adult learners.
As a fully on-line college, Excelsior is an educational provider with DCHR offering associate's, bachelor’s, and master's degrees in fields such as cybersecurity, national security, accounting, business, public administration, nursing, and more. Employees and spouses/domestic partners of DCHR can enjoy tuition and fee savings at Excelsior College.
Excelsior offers innovative transfer credit policies allowing students to maximize previously earned college credits towards a degree at Excelsior College. DCHR employees can transfer up to 117 credits towards a bachelor's degree, 57 credits towards an associate’s degree, or up to 12 credits for master's programs. This saves employees time and money by applying credits already earned from other college institutions, workplace training, military experience, and industry certifications.
- 25% discount on out-of-state tuition for DC Government employees, spouses and dependents
If you're a DC Government employee, or the spouse or legal dependent of an employee, you can save 25%* on out-of-state tuition for most programs at University of Maryland University College, thanks to our alliance with the DC Government. Plus, new students can save $50 when they apply to UMUC with our application fee waiver.
As a member of the University System of Maryland, UMUC is regionally accredited and adheres to the standards set by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Classes are taught by knowledgeable faculty, many of whom bring industry experience and real-world perspectives. Our curriculum is designed so what you're learning can be applied right away on the job, helping you to build your professional value from your very first class. The skills, knowledge, and confidence you develop throughout your studies can help you to stand out in the competitive job market, expand your career options, and achieve more financial security.
Administrator: Vincent Kiernan, Ph.D. – Dean -- 202-319-6260 E-mail: [email protected]
Resource: Joe McDonald – 202.319.6667 – [email protected]
Primary Contact: Lashay Long – 202.319.6376 – [email protected]
- 10% tuition reduction for District of Columbia Government employees in certain disciplines
The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) is dedicated to helping non-traditional, adult learners achieve their academic and professional goals within a framework of ethical leadership and service to their community. Our diverse school includes students, faculty and staff from the greater Washington D.C. area and around the world who represent several ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We offer a wide range of degree programs, from Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, developed especially for adult students.
Our flexible class schedule is created to foster a healthy combination of school, work, and life responsibilities, focused on our students’ success. You can choose a combination of evening on-campus or online and accelerated classes that accommodate the needs of busy professionals. Each of our students receives individual attention from an advisor, and we offer a full complement of scholarships, student services, financial assistance resources, and career-building opportunities. To us, you are not one of one-hundred, you are ONE of ONE.
The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is one of the 12 schools of The Catholic University of America, and located on campus directly adjacent to the Catholic University/Brookland Metro stop on the Red Line – 18 minutes from Union Station and downtown. All degree programs are immediately relevant, as studies can be applied in your professional settings the next day. We encourage you to "Learn today what you can apply tomorrow" by earning a professional degree at The Catholic University of America.
- 10% off the cost of tuition when you enroll in any degree program, certificate or individual course
University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
To facilitate cognitive and effective student learning—knowledge, skills, and values—and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's workplace.
To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success.
To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
To provide General Education and foundational instruction and services that prepare students to engage in a variety of university curricula.
To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning.
To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, counseling, and student services.
To be organized as a private institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working student.
To generate the financial resources necessary to support the University's mission.
Primary Contact: Jacqueline Arnold – 913.244.0668 – [email protected]
- Saylor Academy is free and uses a different learning model, offering the same learning quality of a traditional course
- Courses are available 24/7, self-paced and allow the learner to plan around work schedule and life demands
- Saylor credit courses are faculty created and reviewed, with quality assurance reviews resulting in sought after college credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) and/or the National College Credit Recommendation Service
Saylor Academy is free and uses a different learning model, offering the same learning quality of a traditional course
Courses are available 24/7, self-paced and allow the learner to plan around work schedule and life demands
Saylor credit courses are faculty created and reviewed, with quality assurance reviews resulting in sought after college credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) and/or the National College Credit Recommendation Service
Potential New Partners (3rd quarter FY18)
- Trinity University in DC