Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: AFSCME

  • Active AFSCME Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The active AFSCME employee must be permanent, full-time with regular status* and in an active pay status.  *Regular status is conferred upon the successful completion of the employee’s probationary period. 

    Tuition waiver applications can be submitted for the first semester/session following completion of the employee’s probationary period.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Active AFSCME Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for six undergraduate credits per semester/session up to 128 total credits
    • Waiver of Activity, Health, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other Pennsylvania State System schools
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Spouse of Active AFSCME Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition until spouse receives first undergraduate degree.    
    • Waiver of Activity, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other State System schools
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Child of Active AFSCME Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first 
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other State System schools
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Retired AFSCME Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The AFSCME retiree must meet one of the below criteria at the time of tuition waiver application:

    • Be at or above superannuation age (age 60) with at least 15 years of service exclusively with the State System of Higher Education.
    • Be any age with at least 35 years of service exclusively with the State System of Higher Education at the time of retirement. 

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Retired AFSCME Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Spouse of Retired AFSCME Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Child of AFSCME Retiree

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first 
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • IUP only—no benefit at other State System schools
    • No tuition benefit for graduate credits

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased AFSCME Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The permanently disabled AFSCME employee must have at least 15 years of service with the State System of Higher Education and became permanently disabled while an active employee.

    The deceased AFSCME employee must have had at least 15 years of service with the State System of Higher Education and deceased while an active employee.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased AFSCME Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Spouse of Permanently Disabled or Deceased AFSCME Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Child of Permanently Disabled or Deceased AFSCME Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other State System schools
      • No tuition benefit for graduate credits

    Eligibility Grid for AFSCME

    Benefit Grid for AFSCME

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    Reference (AFSCME CBA (7/1/11-6/30/15), Appendix S)