Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: Coaches

  • Active Coaches (non-Faculty)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    A coach (non-FACULTY) must be:

    • permanent/full-time (100 percent) and in an active pay status, or
    • permanent/part-time (employed at least 50 percent) and in an active pay status.

    Tuition waiver applications can be submitted for the first semester/session following the employee’s hire date.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Active Full-Time Coach (non-Faculty)

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for up to six undergraduate or graduate credits per fall or spring semester (up to four credits per summer or winter session)
    • Waiver of Activity, Health, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other Pennsylvania State System schools

    Active Part-Time Coach (non-Faculty)

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for up to six undergraduate credits per fall or spring semester (up to four credits per summer or winter session)
    • Waiver of Activity, Health, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP only—no tuition waiver benefit at other State System schools
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Spouse of Full-Time Active Coach (non-Faculty)

    • 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.

    Spouse of Part-Time Active Coach (non-Faculty) > No tuition waiver benefit

    Child of Full-Time Active Coach (non-Faculty)

    • IUP: 100 percent waiver of tuition up to two full years* past the date of completion of the child’s first undergraduate degree. *Indefinite if child is dependent for IRS purposes.
    • Other State System schools: 50 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Child of Part-Time Active Coach (non-Faculty)

    • IUP: Pro-rated waiver of tuition up to two full years* past the date of completion of the child’s first undergraduate degree and waiver of Technology Fee. *Indefinite if child is dependent for IRS purposes.
    • Proration based on coach's FTE at the beginning of the semester in which student is attending.
      • Ex: If 75 percent FTE in fall 2021, then waiver of 75 percent for fall 2021 for the student
    • Other State System schools: no tuition waiver benefit
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Retired Coach (non-Faculty)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    A retired full-time coach (non-Faculty) must have at least 10 years of service exclusively with the State System of Higher Education at the time of tuition waiver application.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Retired Coach (non-Faculty) > no tuition waiver benefit

    Spouse of Retired Coach (non-Faculty) > no tuition waiver benefit

    Child of Retired Coach (non-Faculty)

    • IUP: 100 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first
    • Other State System schools: 50 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased Coach (non-Faculty)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    A permanently disabled coach (non-faculty) must have at least five years of service with the State System of Higher Education and became permanently disabled while an active employee.

    A deceased coach (non-faculty) must have had at least five years of service with the State System of Higher Education and deceased while an active employee.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased Coach (non-Faculty) > no tuition waiver benefit

    Spouse of  Disabled or Deceased Coach (non-Faculty)

    • 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 Permanently Disabled or Deceased Coach (non-Faculty)

    • IUP: 100 percent waiver of tuition up to two full years* past the date of completion of the child’s first undergraduate degree. *Indefinite if child is dependent for IRS purposes.
    • Other State System schools: 50 percent waiver of tuition up to the child’s first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first
    • Waiver of Technology Fee
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Eligibility Grid for Coaches

    Benefit Grid for Coaches

    Apply for Tuition Waiver

    Reference (Coaches CBA (7/1/11-6/30/15), Article 15.6 and University Tuition Waiver Policy)