Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: Coaches

  • Active Coaches (non-Faculty)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    An active coach (non-faculty) must be permanent/full-time (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: 100 percent 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.
    • Other State System schools: no tuition waiver benefit
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Retired Coach (non-Faculty)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    A retired Coach (non-faculty) must meet one of the below criteria at the time of tuition waiver application:

    • Be at or above superannuation age (age 60) and with at least 10 years of retirement service credit in one of the SSHE-approved retirement plans
    • Be any age with at least 25 years of retirement service credit in one of the SSHE-approved retirement plans

    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

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