FEDEM Grant

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND SPOUSES: The FEDEM Grant is intended to provide partial tuition support to eligible individuals.

The federal alliance established by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the US Office of Personnel Management provides a FEDEM Grant to those federal employees, and/or their legal spouses, who are admitted to and enroll in the Master of Science in Law (MSL) or the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.

The FEDEM Grant provides a 10% tuition discount to qualifying federal employees and their legal spouses. Please note that if you are receiving tuition support from another program or entity, the combined tuition support cannot exceed total tuition, and the FEDEM grant may be reduced accordingly.

The FEDEM Grant can be used for the following academic programs of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law:

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) program provides working professionals a new academic path to learn about law, policy and regulations, while focusing their academic work in one of five specialty areas: Homeland Security & Crisis Management, Cybersecurity, Environmental Law, Health Care Law, or Patent Law. All programs are taught by Maryland Carey Law faculty. The Homeland Security & Crisis Management program and the Cybersecurity program are online programs, designed to be completed over approximately 18 months.  The Environmental Law, Health Care Law, and Patent Law programs are face-to-face programs which are taught at the University of Maryland, College Park campus, two nights per week, plus six or seven Saturdays per semester, over four semesters.

For more information about the Master of Science in Law program, including curriculum, specialty areas, admissions requirements, tuition, and financial aid, visit our website at: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/msl/.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program offers an advanced legal education for practicing lawyers or Juris Doctor graduates seeking to develop expertise in one or more specific areas of study or who would like to survey a broader range of topics. LL.M. students specialize in an area of established expertise of Maryland Carey Law: Business LawClinical Law, Constitutional Law, Crisis ManagementCybersecurityEnvironmental LawHealth Care LawIntellectual Property Law or International & Comparative Law. This program is taught by the University of Maryland Carey School of Law faculty at its home campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

For more information about the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, including curriculum, areas of specialization, admissions requirements, tuition, and financial aid, visit our website at: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/llm.

Requirements to qualify for a FEDEM Grant:

  1. A federal employee or legal spouse must apply and be admitted to either the MSL or LLM programs.
  2. The admitted federal employee must submit:
    1. Letter of Request (brief) for a FEDEM Grant identifying the department, unit or location of federal employment.
    2. A recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) dated within the past 30 days.
    3. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); the school code for the University of Maryland, Baltimore is #00210400
  3. The admitted legal spouse of a federal employee must submit:
    1. Letter of Request (brief) for a FEDEM Grant identifying the department, unit or location of employment of the federal employee spouse.
    2. A recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) dated within the past 30 days of the federal employee spouse.
    3. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); the school code for the University of Maryland, Baltimore is #00210400
    4. Copy of a valid marriage license.
    5. Declaration certifying current married status to the federal employee must be filled out, duly signed, and dated within the past 30 days.

To set up an appointment to speak with an admissions counselor, in person or by telephone, about the FEDEM Grant and the MSL or LLM program, please call 410-706-3492, or send an email to admissions@law.umaryland.edu.


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