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Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Employee Discount for Selected KU Professional & Continuing Education Programming

 

Who is eligible for the federal discount on KU Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) courses?
The federal discount is available to all current federal government employees.

At this time, the discount is not available to:

  • Registrants employed outside the federal government, including state employees.
  • Family members of federal employees.
  • Active-duty military service personnel.
  • Employees contracted by the federal government.
  • Retired federal employees.
  • Participants in courses that have already started (subsequent discounts cannot be made).

If you have questions or feedback about your eligibility, please contact us at ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu or call 785-864-5823 (toll-free 877-404-5823).

Does the federal discount apply for all PCE courses?
No. The discount for federal employees is only available for the courses listed on PCE's Federal Partnership page.
Will more PCE courses be added to the eligible list in the future?
The list of PCE courses eligible for the federal discount may occasionally change. Be sure to bookmark our web page and check back periodically for the eligible course list.
When does the federal discount begin?

The federal discount for PCE courses is currently active and available for all current federal employees when they register for any course listed on PCE's Federal Partnership page.

Registration is subject to course availability, class size and seating limitations (if applicable).

How can I find detailed information about the PCE courses offered through the partnership?
Links to program-specific web pages are provided within PCE's Federal Partnership page. Click the title of the program that interests you under the “Programs Available” list. You will either be linked directly to the specific website, or a program overview will be displayed that includes program-specific links. Those pages contain detailed program information, including course dates and times, fees, curricula, registration instructions and more.

You may also want to submit an information request form on PCE's Federal Partnership page to begin receiving occasional email messages with details about upcoming courses and programs available through the federal partnership within your areas of interest.

How can I find out the cost of PCE courses offered through the partnership?
Click the program or course title that interests you on our Federal Partnership page. You will either be linked directly to the specific website, or a program overview will be displayed that includes a specific link. Follow the link to view the registration information for the course, which includes your discounted registration fee.
How do I register for a course listed on PCE's Federal Partnership page?
To register for a course listed on PCE's Federal Partnership page, you must first be employed by a department of the United States federal government. If you are eligible for the discount, click the title of the course or program in which you want to register. Follow the link to the program-specific landing page, which includes prompts for registration. When you are ready to register, follow our Five Easy Steps to Register. You will be required to use your federal discount code when you register: fgvt116. We offer several registration methods for your convenience, including online and by mail and fax.

For additional questions about registration for federal employees, please email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu or call 785-864-5823 (toll-free 877-404-5823).

What is my federal discount code?
The federal discount code for all federal employees is fgvt116. You will be required to enter this code when you begin the registration process for a PCE course offering the federal discount. Please be aware that the code is case-sensitive.
When does the federal discount for PCE courses expire?
The federal discount for the PCE courses offered through the partnership has no current expiration date.
Can I register for any PCE course?
Yes, you may register for any PCE course. However, your federal discount will only apply to those courses listed on the Federal Partnership PCE page.

Registration is subject to course availability, class size and seating limitations (if applicable).

Is there a limit to the number of federal employees who can receive PCE course discounts?
No. However, registration is subject to course availability, class size and seating capacity limitations (if applicable).

For large numbers of employees from the same office attending the same training, our in-house course delivery may offer considerable savings. For more information about customizing in-house training for your office, email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu or call 785-864-5823 (toll-free 877-404-5823).

Can PCE offer training in-house at my federal office?
For information about how PCE can deliver in-house training for your office, email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu or call 785-864-5823 (toll-free 877-404-5823).
What is KUPCE?
KU Professional & Continuing Education (KUPCE) offers non-credit professional development courses and programs for working professionals and partners with businesses, industries and federal agencies to develop in-house workforce development programs. Learn more about our mission on our website.
How can I take courses for academic credit through the partnership?
KUPCE typically offers non-credit training to working professionals to help them meet their professional development goals. Federal employees looking to earn academic credit toward a KU certificate or degree should consider the academic programs at the KU Edwards Campus. Through the federal partnership, KU Edwards Campus provides federal employees scholarships to discount tuition—10-percent off in-state* or 25-percent off out-of-state—for the programs listed here.

(*The KU Edwards Campus MetroKC tuition rate offers rates equivalent to in-state rates for Missouri residents who qualify.)


Scholarship Deadlines

Fall Semester – August 1
Spring Semester – December 1
Summer Semester – May 1