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UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers
UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers

Back in April, it seemed like a win-win deal. The federal government, with a workforce that has grown increasingly dissatisfied with training opportunities, negotiated a first-of-its-kind program: A Maryland college that caters to non-traditional students online would grant a big tuition discount for all 2.2 million federal workers — 25 percent off all undergraduate courses and most graduate courses — plus their spouses and legal dependents. The cash-strapped University of Maryland University College, which relies on tuition payments to stay afloat and had to lay off 70 workers this spring amid a $25 million revenue slump, would develop course work specifically to help...