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Through Alliance with Drexel Online, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Employees Eligible for Tuition Savings

March 13, 2017

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Drexel University Online recently formed an alliance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that will provide an opportunity for OPM employees and their immediate family members to enroll in an online Drexel degree or certificate program with significant tuition savings.

With this alliance, further detailed on Drexel University Online’s website, Federal Government employees and their immediate family members will be eligible for a 10-40 percent tuition savings on Drexel’s online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, with no application fee.

Drexel University Online has more than 1,000 educational partnerships with corporations, health systems, school districts and professional associations worldwide, but OPM will be its first federal alliance.

"Having built an extensive network of strategic partnerships over the years, this is, by far, our largest one to date. Indeed, with this alliance in place, some 1.8 million federal employees and their immediate family members will receive significant tuition savings to use in obtaining a valuable Drexel education, from among more than 140 degree and certificate programs offered fully online," said Susan Aldridge, PhD, president of Drexel University Online and senior vice president for online learning at Drexel University. 

OPM works to recruit and retain a world-class workforce for the American people. The agency manages federal job announcement postings, conducts background checks, manages pension benefits for retired federal employees and provides training and development programs and other management tools for federal employees and agencies.

Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Drexel University is known as a pioneer in technology-enhanced education for working professionals, organizations and corporations, both in the United States and abroad.

More information on the alliance is available on the Drexel University Online’s OPM Federal Alliance page.

Questions about the alliance can be directed to Patricia Bush-McManus, assistant vice president of strategic partnerships at Drexel University Online, at 215-895-0951 or pgb36@drexel.edu.

Media Contact:

Niki Gianakaris

ngianakaris@drexel.edu

215.895.6741