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Northwood University is thrilled to announce its partnership agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, marking its commitment to join the Federal Academic Alliance.

We are eager to serve all federal employees with personal and professional development opportunities in this exciting collaboration. Through this alliance, eligible federal employees, along with their spouses and dependents, can benefit from an exclusive discounted tuition rate, demonstrating Northwood’s dedication to supporting and enriching the educational pursuits of the federal workforce.

By leveraging the strengths and expertise of both organizations, we create a transformative educational experience, empower future leaders, and positively impact our businesses and society.

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Northwood University has special partner pricing for the Federal Academic Alliance. Discounted tuition rates are available for eligible federal employees, spouses, and their dependents. Contact an advisor to learn more.

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Priority Enrollment and Registration

As a premier education partner, Federal Academic Alliance federal employees will receive concierge support to ensure the admissions and enrollment process is hassle free.

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Custom Design

Knowing that students are at different places in their education, Northwood has crafted degree completion pathways to help you earn your degree in a timely fashion.

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Admission requirements for each degree program can be found using the following links:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Courses are delivered 100% online or in person at select locations to make earning a degree convenient. Northwood University’s flexible online coursework can be completed in the evenings, on weekends, or at any time to fit adult learners’ lifestyle needs.

Each course is typically eight (8) weeks in duration for Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are six (6) weeks for undergraduate courses and eight (8) weeks for graduate courses. Select courses are 16 weeks.

The delivery of books and course materials differs by course. To reduce associate’s out-of-pocket costs, Northwood University provides discounted inclusive access for some courses that are automatically charged to students’ Northwood accounts. Courses with textbooks that are not offered as all-inclusive materials are available for students to purchase separately through the Northwood online bookstore or vendor of choice.

Time requirements are dependent upon which degree program pathway you choose. Most Northwood University programs allow associates the freedom to pursue degree completion at a pace that works for their personal situation.

Employees who leave the program during an active course or separate will be responsible for full payment of all outstanding charges and are subject to Northwood University’s withdrawal policies. Employees can continue their education at Northwood University; however, they will revert to the standard tuition rates.

We encourage all employees to apply for financial aid to maximize any and all grant monies available at the state and federal levels. You can get started online. All federal grants (free money) will be applied toward tuition.

Yes. Civil Service employees, their legal spouses, and dependents can access exclusive tuition scholarships provided in the form of a per-credit discount through Northwood University. Northwood University scholarship awards vary by degree program and are applicable to tuition expenses only. 

Contact a dedicated FAA Representative at  to learn more about the exclusive tuition opportunities available.

Yes, these programs were designed with working professionals in mind, including access to online tutoring, advising, and concierge support services. In addition, associates will have access to career counseling throughout their program and for life once they earn their degree from Northwood University.

Northwood University’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) process allows associates to apply prior learning to maximize transfer credits, reduce costs, and decrease degree completion time. For more information on CPL, please visit:

Yes. For more information about Northwood University’s accreditations, please visit our Accreditation page.

For internal civil service tuition benefit questions, contact your HR team to determine eligibility and the process to utilize your benefits..