Financial Aid

Federal Academic Alliance (OPM)

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has joined with the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide scholarships to eligible federal employees across the country.

Civil servants will be eligible for a 10% scholarship applied to the current tuition rate for all SCS degree programs and professional certificate programs each academic semester. Recipients remain eligible to receive the scholarship for the duration of their academic program as long as they remain employed by the federal government.

The scholarship applies for all Master of Professional Studies; Graduate Certificate Programs; the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, and Doctor of Liberal Studies program; and noncredit professional certificates.

Students in credit-bearing programs must re-submit required documents prior to the published Add/Drop Date for each semester enrolled in order to receive the discount. Scholarship discounts will not be applied retroactively.

Eligible Programs

Below is a list of degree and certificate programs available for the OPM federal employee scholarship:

Liberal Studies Degrees

Master of Professional Studies Degrees:

Graduate Certificate Programs

Professional Certificate Programs


  1. How do I receive the tuition discount?

    If Applying to a Degree or Program or Applying/Registering for a Certificate Program:

    • Follow these instructions to apply or register to your program of interest.
    • Upon admission to your program of interest, please submit a Federal Leave and Earnings Statement certifying your employment.
    • You must submit a new statement for each semester you are enrolled in the credit program in order to receive the discount

Note: Scholarships may not be used in conjunction with one another.

  1. Where do I get information about financial aid?

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) financial aid code for Georgetown University is 001445.

    For additional ways to finance your education, visit

  2. Are dependents or family members eligible for benefits under this agreement?

    Dependents and family members do not qualify for tuition benefits under this agreement.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance, please email