UMUC and Benesyst Establish Education Alliance

Madison, WI (September 9, 2014)

Benesyst, a TASC Company is pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) , to offer its BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs.

”We are very happy to be working with UMUC. They are one of the largest public providers of online undergraduate and graduate programs and the tuition discount provides tremendous value to our BeneScholar™ clients,” says Duane Chapman, TASC’s Executive Vice President of National Accounts. “This alliance, in conjunction with our BeneScholar™ services, allows employers to improve the knowledge and skills of their workforce, increase retention and help recruitment.”

Under the agreement, BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC’s 95 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC’s undergraduate school may transfer credits from other universities and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC’s standard policies and procedures. 

 “Providing access to affordable, high-quality education is important to UMUC, and we look forward to working alongside TASC and their BeneScholar™ clients to provide their employees the opportunity to reach their educational and professional goals,” said UMUC Provost Marie Cini. “UMUC is proud to work with TASC through a partnership that will give employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete a degree or pursue higher education.”

About University of Maryland University College 
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 92,000 students and offering 95 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC takes pride in its 65-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, an agency of the State of Maryland. 

About Benesyst, a TASC Company
Benesyst ( merged with TASC ( in October of 2012. Our proprietary BeneScholar™ platform provides maximum flexibility to employers offering Education Assistance benefits to their employees. TASC is the nation’s largest privately-held third party administrator. With corporate headquarters in Madison, WI we serve employers in all 50 states through field representatives, associates at the Madison campus and remote locations nationwide. TASC provides quality solutions for employee benefit programs such as COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, FSA, HRA, HSA, Education Assistance, Commuter, Charitable Giving Management, Payroll services and Retiree Billing.

We're Here to Help!

Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch to ask our expert team a question.