Federal employees, here’s how to get master’s degrees + save money

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If you’ve been holding off on getting your master’s degree, this is your sign to go for it. (Village Fox Media / Hville Blast)

Federal employees, looking for a promotion? The University of North Alabama has a new partnership where you can receive a tuition scholarship and get master’s degrees online.

This means that you can juggle family life, full-time work and a master’s degree like a pro, all while saving money. Read on for all the details.

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Who qualifies for the tuition scholarship?

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Full-time federal employees, this one’s for you. (Village Fox Media / Hville Blast)

UNA’s new partnership with the Federal Academic Alliance (FAA) grants full-time federal employees a tuition scholarship. Since UNA offers online master’s degrees, prospects from all over the country may apply.

Amanda Sherrod—the UNA Director of University Partnerships—highlights how this partnership is unique from others:

“Most of our partnerships support employees from one company, but FAA covers all federal employees in all agencies across the United States.”

Amanda Sherrod, Director of University Partnerships

Ready to get your master’s degree? Contact UNA Partnerships at 256.765.4861 + get the application process started today.

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What master’s degrees can you get?

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With FAA at UNA, you’re not limited to certain master’s degrees. (Village Fox Media / Hville Blast)

Through UNA’s partnership with FAA, you can attain your master’s degree in any discipline, but here are a few of the popular programs federal employees choose:

  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Accountancy

Recently, a UNA student earned his MBA and quickly got promoted in his federal career. Through FAA, he’s now attaining a micro-credential in Information Systems to equip him for that promotion.

Amanda explains the perks of getting a micro-credential:

“Micro-credentials are not full degrees but improve particular skills. Often, people will get promoted to manager positions and take specific classes to earn a micro-credential instead of committing to a master’s program.”

Amanda Sherrod, Director of University Partnerships
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UNA is the only Alabama university to offer this

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Amanda Sherrod played an instrumental role in securing this valuable partnership for UNA. (Village Fox Media / Hville Blast)

Only 30 universities in the nation have a partnership with FAA. The University of North Alabama is one of two in the South and the only college in Alabama to offer this tuition discount.

When you get your master’s through FAA at UNA, you’ll get a significant scholarship and attain access to amazing resources. Plus, you’ll work with professors who not only excel in the brick-and-mortar sphere but have been in the online game for years.

Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron—Associate Professor + Program Coordinator for the Master of Criminal Justice—explains how the university accommodates full-time federal employees:

“We offer an asynchronous program because our students work various shifts. They’re not always able to join a meeting at any point in the day. We’re cognizant of that, and we coordinate with the students to meet their needs.”

Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron, Associate Professor + Program Coordinator for the Master of Criminal Justice
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Apply today!

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There’s no better place to get your master’s degree than at UNA—Home of the Lions. (Village Fox Media / Hville Blast)

Ready to take your federal career to the next level? Learn more about UNA’s partnership with the Federal Academic Alliance by calling 256.765.4861 and get the application process started today.

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