Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Benefit Details: APSCUF

Active APSCUF Employees

Eligibility Criteria:

The active APSCUF employee must be:

  • permanent, full-time (100%) and in an active pay status, or
  • temporary, employed at least 50 percent (six credits) for two back-to-back fall/spring or spring/fall semesters
    • Eligibility lost if FTE drops below 50 percent

Tuition Waiver Benefit:

Active Full-Time APSCUF Employee

  • 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 Part-Time APSCUF Employee > No tuition waiver benefit

Spouse of Full-Time Active APSCUF 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

Spouse of Part-Time Active APSCUF Employee > No tuition waiver benefit

Child of Full-Time Active APSCUF 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: 50 percent waiver of tuition up to the child's first undergraduate degree or age 25, whichever occurs first, and 50 percent discount of Technology Fee.
  • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits.

Child of Part-Time Active APSCUF Employee

  • 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 employee's workload at the beginning of the semester in which the student is attending
    • Ex: If 75 percent FTE in fall 2021, then waiver of 75 percent for fall 2021
  • Other State System schools: no tuition waiver benefit
  • No tuition waiver benefit for graduate credits.

Retired APSCUF Employees

Eligibility Criteria:

An APSCUF retiree 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 APSCUF employee > no tuition waiver benefit

Spouse of Retired APSCUF employee > no tuition waiver benefit

Child of APSCUF Retiree

  • 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 APSCUF Employees

Eligibility Criteria:

The permanently disabled APSCUF employee must have at least 10 years of service with the State System of Higher Education and became permanently disabled while an active employee.

The deceased APSCUF employee must have had at least 10 years of service with the State System of Higher Education and deceased while an active employee.

Tuition Waiver Benefit:

Permanently Disabled or Deceased APSCUF Employee > no tuition waiver benefit

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

Child of Permanently Disabled or Deceased APSCUF Employee

  • 100 percent waiver of tuition up to two full years* of undergraduate study past the date of completion of the child's first undergraduate degree. * Indefinite if child is dependent for IRS purposes
  • 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 APSCUF

Benefit Grid for APSCUF

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Reference (APSCUF CBA (7/1/11-6/30/15), Article 21.H and University Tuition Waiver Policy)