Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: SCUPA

  • Active SCUPA Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The active SCUPA employee must be permanent, full-time 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 SCUPA Employee

    • 100 percent waiver of tuition for 6 undergraduate or graduate credits per semester/session up to
      • 128 undergraduate credits,
      • 60 graduate credits, or
      • 60 credits of any combination of undergraduate and graduate credits
    • Waiver of Activity, Health, Technology, and Transportation fees
    • IUP or any Pennsylvania State System school

    Spouse of Active SCUPA 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 Full-Time Active SCUPA Employee

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

    Retired SCUPA Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The SCUPA retiree must have been at or above superannuation age (age 60) with at least 15 years of service exclusively with the State System of Higher Education at time of retirement.

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Retired SCUPA Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Spouse of Retired SCUPA Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

    Child of SCUPA 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 tuition waiver benefit at other State System schools
    • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased SCUPA Employees

    Eligibility Criteria:

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

    Tuition Waiver Benefit:

    Permanently Disabled or Deceased SCUPA Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

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

    Child of Permanently Disabled or Deceased SPFPA 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

    Eligibility Grid for SCUPA

    Benefit Grid for SCUPA

    Apply for Tuition Waiver

    Reference (SCUPA CBA (7/1/11-6/30/15) Article 36,12)