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What Does The Alliance With Purdue University Mean For Me?

The Federal Government’s alliance with Purdue University gives you, your spouse, and your legal dependents the opportunity to take advantage of reduced tuition rates and receive specialized support. As a Purdue University Online student you will receive:

  • A 5% tuition reduction on participating online degree programs (based on residency for in-state or out-of-state tuition)*
  • A 10% tuition reduction on participating online Professional Development programs
  • Access to academic advising and career counseling

*Please refer to the eligibility and applications steps tabs to learn more about who is eligible and how to apply

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Who is Eligible

  1. Current Federal Employees (Civil Service), spouses/dependents are eligible. If you are a spouse or dependent, we will need additional documentation along with the pay stub of the federal employee.
    • For spouses: a marriage license or other marriage proof documentation
    • For dependents: a birth certificate or the most recent tax return on which you were claimed as a dependent
  2. Students must be currently employed by the Federal Government or be the legally married spouse or legal dependent (per IRS publication 501) of an employee.

Final determination of eligibility is made by Purdue University.

The terms of the partnership between Purdue University and Federal Alliance will be reviewed annually and are subject to change, termination, or cancellation at any time by either party via written correspondence.

Follow these steps to register:

  1. Request information - Request on the program webpage to speak to our professional development team.
  2. Verify Employment - Submit proof of eligibility with Leave and Earning Statements (“LES”) to for the tuition special rate, please make sure to include the information below in your email:
    • Please use the name of the program you are interested in as the subject line.
    • Name
    • Department within Federal Government
    • Intended Program Name
    • Intended Program Offering Date
    (Click here for a sample email template.)
  3. Tuition special rate: Receive discount code from professional development team prior to registration.
  4. Register for the program.
  5. Confirmation Email will be sent upon registration.

Follow these steps to learn more and apply:

  1. Request information - Request on the program webpage to speak to our online recruitment team.
  2. Learn more - Speak with a recruitment specialist to learn if the program is the right fit for you.
  3. Apply to Purdue - Submit your application through the online application system. (Check for specific admission and document requirements on the program webpage.)
  4. Receive and confirm admission.
  5. Verify Employment - Submit documentation/proof of employment to no later than a week before the first day of the semester. This is needed to verify employment by Federal Alliance and availability of the special rate. You may be asked to supply this verification before each semester.
    Proof of employment is the Leave and Earning Statements ("LES"). Please use the name of the program you are interested in as the subject line. In the body of the email, include the following information:
    • Name
    • Department within Federal Government
    • Degree Program
    • Starting term for the special rate
    (Sample email template is provided here)
  6. The special rate will stay in effect until program completion.
  7. Rates are not retroactive and will not apply to previous terms.
  8. Documentation received after the beginning of the semester is applied to the next subsequent semester.
  9. Once approved and the tuition special is applied, Purdue will send an email confirmation to the student. Please make sure you have received confirmation before the semester starts.