UMUC and SEPTA Announce Education Alliance

University’s agreement with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority offers company’s employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 18, 2018) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), one of the nation’s largest rapid transit systems and the major transit provider for Philadelphia and surrounding counties, to offer eligible employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC at discounted rates. Through the agreement, employees, spouses and dependents are eligible for a waiver of UMUC’s application fee and non-Maryland residents can receive a 25-percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs.Continue Reading

Hidden Heroes of Severely Injured Military Servicemembers Awarded Pillars of Strength Scholarships to Attend University of Maryland University College

MGM National Harbor to host June 28 ceremony and reception to honor 2018 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients

Adelphi, Md. (April 18, 2019) – The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected six caregivers of severely injured servicemembers to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC).Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Partners with NSA’s National Cryptologic School to Encourage More Cyber, Language Degree-seekers

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) have signed an agreement that will create an additional pathway for NSA employees, including active-duty military personnel, to increase their skills and gain academic credit toward degrees in cybersecurity and foreign languages from UMUC.

“It is our honor to partner with the National Security Agency and its National Cryptologic School in this important articulation agreement,” UMUC President Javier Miyares said during a signing ceremony held at the National Cryptologic Museum. The agreement “promises to help the Agency further develop its bench strength, while at the same time supporting employees who are seeking to advance professionally and military personnel who are transitioning to civilian careers.”Continue Reading

UMUC And Benesyst, A Tasc Company Establish Education Alliance

University’s new agreement with Benesyst, a TASC Company will offer BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Benesyst, a TASC company delivering benefit management services and technologies to clients across a broad range of industries, to offer its BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs. Continue Reading

U.S. Office Of Personnel Management And University Of Maryland University College Alliance Offers Federal Employees Discounted Rates To Pursue Post-Secondary Education

Historic education alliance provides access to diverse curriculum and increases access to high quality and affordable educational resources

Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents. Federal employees can begin to take advantage of this discounted tuition starting in the summer semester at UMUC; registration for the summer and fall semesters is now open. Registration for the first online summer session ends on May 14, 2014. UMUC offers two additional online summer sessions in June and July.Continue Reading

UMUC Scholarship Program Will Reduce Cost of Bachelor’s Degree to $20,000 for Maryland Community College Graduates

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, USM Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan and Maryland Association of Community Colleges Applaud New Initiative

ADELPHI, MD – Under a new scholarship program funded by University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a bachelor’s degree in any of the university’s undergraduate programs, including in-demand fields such as cybersecurity, business, health care, and public safety, is now even more affordable and attainable for Maryland’s community college graduates.

The UMUC Completion Scholarship will reduce tuition and fees for recipients from $273 per credit to an average of $199. The total cost of a bachelor’s degree (including the cost of the associate’s degree) for UMUC Completion Scholarship recipients will be about $20,000.

“Community college graduates are a solid investment because they have already invested in themselves,” said Javier Miyares, president of UMUC. “The new UMUC Completion Scholarship provides a well-deserved incentive to keep going and earn a four-year degree that will pay even greater dividends in the future—whether that is a new job, a promotion, or a whole new career.”

The $199 tuition rate for scholarship recipients is guaranteed for up to 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and for up to four years after entering UMUC.

“Once again, the State of Maryland is leading the way in offering high-quality, affordable higher education options that meet employer demands for the 21st Century workforce,” said Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. “Together, with our highly-regarded community colleges and UMUC’s innovative leadership, we will continue to expand opportunity and ensure Maryland students are not only able to compete nationally, but globally as well.”

In addition to the financial support, UMUC Completion Scholars will be able to take advantage of a comprehensive advising program. Advisors will work with each student to develop a plan and guide them through the journey toward completion of their bachelor’s degree.

“The UMUC Completion Scholarship will open even more doors of opportunities to students,” said William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM). “The program will build on UMUC’s successful partnerships with Maryland’s community colleges and help USM meet its commitment to increasing the number of Marylanders who earn degrees and are ready to meet workforce demands.”

According to the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, about 500,000 people attend one of the 16 public community colleges in Maryland in both credit programs and continuing education and workforce development courses. In 2012, nearly 14,000 students earned associate’s degrees.

“This cost-effective pathway to the bachelor’s degree rewards the efforts of Maryland’s community college graduates,” said Bernard Sadusky, executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. “It presents an exceptional opportunity for our students to secure their advanced degrees, which for many would have been cost prohibitive. We applaud UMUC’s innovative efforts to reduce the cost of higher education.”

The earning power of a four-year degree is well documented. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average annual salary of a high school dropout is $20,241 and $30,627 for high school graduates. For those with an associate’s degree, the average is $39,771 and for a bachelor’s degree, the average jumps to $56,665.

For more information about the UMUC Completion Scholarship and for details about how to apply, visit www.umuc.edu/complete.

About University of Maryland University College

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace.

UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission—to meet the learning needs of nontraditional students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family, and military service. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctoral program, and certificate programs.

UMUC faculty comprise scholar-practitioners who have distinguished themselves in their fields as well as in the classroom. The university is renowned for its online student support services, which include 24/7 access to information and library services with more than 100 online databases. UMUC also offers evening and weekend courses on-site at more than 20 locations in the Maryland-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serves the educational needs of the U.S. military in 24 countries around the world.

A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMUC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high quality education that is accessible and affordable.

UMUC Receives $25,000 Gift From Deloitte LLP For Student Scholarships

New gift will provide scholarships for UMUC students pursuing graduate degrees in cybersecurity

Adelphi, Md.—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has received a $25,000 gift from Deloitte LLP to provide 10 students pursuing a Master of Science degree in either Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Policy with a $2,500 scholarship for the fall 2013 semester.Continue Reading