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Because the Federal Government is part of the truED alliance, you can access Champlain's nationally acclaimed programs for up to 50 percent less than our standard tuition and earn your certificate or degree through affordable monthly payments. 

 

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The truED discount is not offered retroactively. Consult with your academic advisor regarding transferring into the truED alliance with OPM. You can enroll as a truED student at any one of the three major start periods: May, August, or January.

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For truED, we define an adult dependent as someone between the ages of 22-26 years of age who is, or qualifies to be, covered by the Federal employee's benefits. Our online programs are created with the adult learner in mind, with projects and discussions based on the individual's workplace scenarios. Therefore, we do not typically admit 18-21 year old students to our online degree programs and our campus-based degrees are not eligible for this special truED pricing. 

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If you are taking classes as an adult dependent and you become ineligible for Federal benefits, for whatever reason, you may continue to take courses as a truED student as long as you remain enrolled. If you stop taking courses, when you re-enroll you will pay the standard per-credit hour tuition for the program in which you are enrolled. 

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Yes! All active duty service members, National Guard members, and members of Reserve Components of the United States Armed Forces are eligible for the special truED pricing. In addition, Champlain College is offering the same pricing to the spouses and legal adult dependent children (children ages 23-26 who are eligible for coverage under their parents benefits) of the above service members. 

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If you leave the Federal civilian workforce,  your truED discount will continue as long as you remain an active student in good academic standing. After that, you can continue your truED discount only if your new employer has a truED alliance with Champlain College. Otherwise, you can enroll in your degree or certificate program under the standard tuition and fees of Champlain College's Division of Continuing Professional Studies.

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If you, or your spouse, retire and you are already enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Champlain College Online you may continue to pay truED pricing. However, if you stop taking courses for more than 1 semester and then decide to return you will be charged the standard per credit hour tuition in effect at the time you return. 

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You may withdraw from a course or courses at any time, but please note you MUST follow the procedures listed on our Refund Policy page, and that the amount of your refund will depend upon your date of withdrawal. There is also a specific timeframe to withdraw/passing from a course versus withdraw/not passing. Please speak with your academic advisor to learn specifics. If you withdraw and do not return within three semesters of your last course you will required to re-apply. 

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The Federal Student Loan Repayment Program permits agencies to repay federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for candidates or current employees of the agency. Each agency has its own student loan repayment programs to attract or retain highly qualified employees.

For general information, review OPM's Pay and Leave information. You will have to speak to the appropriate contact within your agency for information on how your agency implements the plan.

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When you call our toll-free number, 877.887.3960, simply identify yourself as a federal employee, spouse or adult dependent of a federal employee. If you complete a form on the web portal, champlain.edu/truedfed, you will automatically be identified as a federal employee, spouse or adult dependent. 

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The truED alliance provides a substantial tuition discount, so Champlain doesn't provide any additional institutional grants or scholarships to further reduce your cost of enrollment. You may still be eligible for federal student aid, including loans.

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You must complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, www.fafsa.gov). If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our financial aid office at 800.570.5858.

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Should you need to withdraw from a class or classes you will follow the Champlain College Online Refund Policy, and the amount of your refund will depend upon when you officially withdraw from classes. 

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All tuition payment arrangements MUST be made prior to the beginning of each semester. 

Through truED you may pay your tuition one of five ways:

  • Pay in full, via credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer. Visit the Payment Plan Instructions page to pay your tuition in full. 
  • Pay in monthly installments, via credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer.Visit the Payment Plan Instructions page to pay your tuition in monthly installments. 
  • Pay using Federal financial aid. 
  • Pay using Veterans/Military Education benefits. Veterans, current Military members or dependents planning to use VA education benefits need to complete this online form each semester. 
  • Pay via Employer Billing, Champlain College bills your employer for your tuition. For direct billing of your employer you must complete the employer billing form at www.champlain.edu/empbilling or if your employer has its own form, please feel free to submit that instead. 
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All tuition payment arrangements MUST be made prior to the beginning of each semester. 

Through truED you may pay your tuition one of five ways:

  • Pay in full, via credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer. Visit the Payment Plan Instructions page to pay your tuition in full. 
  • Pay in monthly installments, via credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer.Visit the Payment Plan Instructions page to pay your tuition in monthly installments. 
  • Pay using Federal financial aid. 
  • Pay using Veterans/Military Education benefits. Veterans, current Military members or dependents planning to use VA education benefits need to complete this online form each semester. 
  • Pay via Employer Billing, Champlain College bills your employer for your tuition. For direct billing of your employer you must complete the employer billing form at www.champlain.edu/empbilling or if your employer has its own form, please feel free to submit that instead. 
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