SNHU Expands College for America Program to Federal Employees and Families
Southern New Hampshire University, an NEC member, recently announced that its College for America competency-based degree programs will now be available to all federal employees and their families.
The announcement comes as SNHU reached an agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to include the federal government as an enrolled employer in the program. Federal employees, their spouses, and their dependents can now enroll in the program for $3,000 a year and obtain degrees in healthcare management, communications, general studies, and management. The program is part of an effort by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to team with universities to provide federal employees with scholarships and tuition breaks to fill skill gaps in the workforce. Fellow NEC member Drexel University Online will also participate, along with Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and the University of Maryland School of Business.
“This alliance will open the doors to higher education for thousands of federal workers and their families and will allow them to develop skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace,” said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc.
The New England Council congratulates SNHU on the new agreement and expanded opportunities for federal employees the university now offers. Read more in Federal Times and Inside Higher Ed.
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