University’s agreement with Leidos offers company’s employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education
Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 28, 2019) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement addendum with Leidos, one of the nation’s largest government contractors, 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, which is renewable annually, 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.
“UMUC is proud to build on our agreement with Leidos to bring affordable, quality education within reach for Leidos’ employees, their spouses and dependents,” said UMUC Chief Academic Officer Alan Drimmer, Ph.D. “For more than 70 years, UMUC has maintained a central focus on the needs of adult students, the workforce and the military. Agreements such as this align fully with our mission, at once expanding educational opportunities for working professionals while strengthening our workforce and economy. It truly represents a win-win proposition.”
Under the agreement, Leidos employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC’s more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs, most of which are available fully online. Most costly publisher textbooks have been replaced by no-cost online resources, and students enrolling in The Undergraduate School may be eligible to transfer credits from other institutions, earn credit for prior learning—or both—thus shortening the path to a baccalaureate degree.
“As a UMUC Alumnus, I can’t adequately express the value that UMUC provides military members, their families and countless civilian and contractor teams who support the nation’s most critical missions every day,” said Vice President Jack B. Terry, Leidos Intelligence Group, Cyber and SIGINT Solutions. “UMUC understands what it means to serve. They provide flexible and targeted services to support today’s war fighters while preparing them for their transition to civilian life. Leidos is proud to continue our relationship with UMUC, to serve those who serve us.”
About University of Maryland University College
A pioneer in distance education since 1947, University of Maryland University College is a world leader in innovative education models, with award-winning online programs in workforce-relevant areas such as cybersecurity, biotechnology, data analytics and information technology. UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission—to meet the learning needs of adult students whose responsibilities often include jobs, families and military service. Today, UMUC is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high-quality education that is accessible, affordable and valued. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland (USM) and governed by the USM Board of Regents. UMUC was #1 in Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets ranking of online and nontraditional schools.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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