Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: ROTC

  • Active ROTC Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The active ROTC employee must work within a chain of supervision under the direct authority of the president. Tuition waiver applications can be submitted for the first semester/session following the employee’s hire date. 

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Active ROTC Commissioned Officer

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for an unlimited number of undergraduate or graduate credits
    • Waiver of Activity, Health, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP or any Pennsylvania State System school

    Active ROTC Non-Commissioned Officer; Enlisted Personnel; Civilian Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for six undergraduate credits per fall and spring semester (up to four credits per winter or summer 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 ROTC Commissioned Officer

    • 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 ROTC Non-Commissioned Officer; Enlisted Personnel; Civilian Employee

    • No tuition waiver benefit

    Child of Active ROTC Commissioned Officer; Non-Commissioned Officer; Enlisted Personnel; Civilian Employee

    • 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 ROTC Employees

    Retired ROTC employees, their spouses, and their children are not eligible for Tuition Waiver Benefit  at IUP or any other State System school.

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased ROTC Employees

    Permanently disabled and deceased ROTC employees, their spouses, and their children are not eligible for Tuition Waiver Benefit at IUP or any other State System school.

    Eligibility Grid for ROTC

    Benefit Grid for ROTC

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    Reference (University Tuition Waiver Policy)