Federal Academic Alliance

Tuition benefit program

Your future begins online at Oregon State

A collaboration between Oregon State University and the United States Office of Personnel Management gives you greater access to learning opportunities online through the Federal Academic Alliance. This collaboration provides educational benefits to eligible federal government employees, their spouse and children to help pursue learning and career goals.

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10% tuition benefit

Receive a 10% tuition scholarship when you enroll in any Oregon State Ecampus course offering. Your spouse and dependents are also eligible for this benefit. Connect with an OSU Ecampus enrollment services specialist to learn more.

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High-quality education

Oregon State’s online courses meet the highest-quality standards for course design and are purpose-built to engage online learners.

Respected & accredited

Oregon State is institutionally accredited, which means our programs meet national quality standards and are verified by outside experts.

Trusted by employers

Employers across the nation look to Oregon State’s expert faculty and curriculum to help their workforce upskill in today’s rapidly evolving world.

In-demand programs

Choose from 100+ online degrees, certificates and microcredentials that can help you meet your academic and career goals.

How do I get started?

  1. Select your program from 100+ Oregon State online offerings.
  2. Apply to Oregon State as an Ecampus student. We recommend applying at least nine weeks before your first term starts. Choose ‘Federal Academic Alliance’ as your Ecampus Program Provider in the Employment section of the application to have your application fee waived.
  3. Once you're enrolled, submit a FAFSA and any additional documentation required to determine your financial aid eligibility.
  4. Oregon State will contact you to request a Leave and Earning Statement (LES) or SF-50 to verify your eligibility.
  5. Your tuition scholarship will be applied to your account during week four of each academic term.

Featured programs for federal employees

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6 programs available


Computer Science

B.S. (Postbaccalaureate)
Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Take your shortest path to a rewarding career by earning just 60 credits, enabling you to focus only on computer science and graduate quickly.

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Data Analytics

M.S. or Graduate Certificate
Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Master the science of big data through expertise in statistics and computing, with skills that are in-demand in virtually every industry and range from data collection and modeling to analysis and visualization.

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Environmental Sciences

M.S. or PSM
Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Choose between two master’s pathways in the environmental sciences. Gain rigorous training and focus on research areas like ecosystem function and health, water and natural resources management, environmental policy, and future climate scenario impacts.

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Fisheries and Wildlife Administration

Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Accelerate your career with advanced training in fish or wildlife biology, ecology, management and conservation. This program is ideal for professionals already working in fish and wildlife administration.

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Geographic Information Science

GIScience Graduate Certificate
Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Develop skills in remote sensing, geospatial data collection and analysis, geovisualization and the use of machine learning to measure and model systems of human and environmental interaction.

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Natural Resources

Overview    |    Careers    |    Skills

Engage with customizable curriculum based on natural and social sciences as you learn to balance environmental, economic, health and cultural interests within the work of resource management.

Learn more »

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Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for this program?

All federal government employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for this benefit — except military service members and postal service employees. Current Ecampus students who fit the eligibility criteria may also receive the tuition benefit and should complete the FAA employment verification form. There are alternative ways that Ecampus supports military personnel, including those who are federal government employees.

What is the online learning experience like?

Oregon State is one of the nation’s top providers of online education. Every online course is designed to meet the highest-quality standards. As an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to an academic advisor, career guidance, one-on-one success coaching, free online tutoring, library services and more. You’ll be part of a worldwide network of students and work closely with OSU expert faculty and instructors. Preview the online learning experience.

When can I start?

Oregon State is on a quarter-based academic calendar, which means classes are delivered online in the fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Most bachelor’s programs start each quarter. Graduate programs and microcredentials have variable start dates. You can learn more about each program’s start date when you browse programs.

When can I apply this scholarship to my coursework?

The scholarship is effective for enrollment in future terms and cannot be applied retroactively.

When will the scholarship be applied to my account?

The scholarship will be applied to your student account during week four of each academic term. 

How do I apply to Oregon State?

Oregon State Ecampus has a dedicated team of enrollment specialists who can help you navigate the application process. Before applying, we recommend speaking with one of our enrollment specialist to learn more about the university, financial aid, the application process and more. Call 800-667-1465, email us at ecampus@oregonstate.edu or book an appointment with a team member.

Will my credits transfer?

Oregon State accepts credits from other colleges and universities that are institutionally accredited. Upon admission, you’ll receive an official transcript evaluation to determine which of your previous credits transfer. Learn more about transfer credits.

How can I learn about program cost and other financial aid opportunities?

A college education provides you with greater career opportunities, higher earning potential and personal growth. Continuing your education can also give you the skills and confidence to impact lives, communities and the world at large. Oregon State strives to support students in understanding the costs of higher education. Explore tuition information, including financial aid opportunities.

How can I customize this collaboration to meet my federal agency's unique goals?

If you are a leader at a federal agency, our team is eager to consult with you on how this collaboration can be adapted to meet the needs of your workforce. Our experienced leadership team can help you navigate the process and maximize your investment with Oregon State — creating a program that upskills your employees and ensures your agency’s continued success. Connect with our team today.

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Our knowledgeable staff of enrollment services specialists will answer your specific questions about OSU Ecampus online degree programs, courses, the application process and how to get started.



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