Pace University Offers Tuition Benefits to Federal Employees


This alliance is the latest example of Pace’s commitment to collaboration with the Federal Government and Federal employees. Pace has consistently been ranked a Military Friendly school and has been for the third time, recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its role in cybersecurity education and research by designating it a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2022, a distinction only held by two other institutions of higher education in New York State.

Through the School’s alliance with OPM, Pace recognizes a Federal workforce not only in New York, but around the country. The OPM discount is available to eligible Federal employees who enroll in Pace’s fully online programs.

Pace has a rich history of providing access and opportunity to hard-working people — many of whom are the first in their families to attend college — and setting them on the path to success. Pace was recently ranked first in New York — and second in the nation — for economic mobility of students who enter college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and end up in the top fifth, based on data from the Equality of Opportunity Project.

“Pace is proud to expand and enhance the ability for qualified Federal employees to access a world-class Pace University education,” said Christine Shakespeare, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President of Adult and Continuing Education Programs at Pace.

“Federal employees bring a broad perspective to the classroom which complements the skills and knowledge of students working in the private sector,” said Nancy Hale, PhD, Executive Director of Pace Online. “It is my hope that this agreement will expand educational opportunities for civil servants.”

Federal participants will be eligible for discounts for each of its selected Alliance programs compared to the current tuition rate for Pace’s degree programs.

Pace offers online degree programs in business, technology, telecommunications, nursing and communications.

For more information about programs and admissions, visit:

About Pace University

A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor, master, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

About OPM

OPM’s mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve workforce performance.

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