Tuition assistance offers an outstanding advantage – expanding knowledge leads to growth opportunities and makes employees more valuable. As an employee of Penn Medicine for seven years, Jim, a staff nurse with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, is working toward a graduate degree. "Penn Medicine offered to pay for me to get a Masters Degree in Nursing. This was an opportunity I could not turn away from."
After six months of employment, Penn Medicine will pay up to $8,000 per calendar year for tuition (and course-related fees) for full-time employees enrolled in degree granting programs related to current jobs or a future career opportunities within Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine's tuition assistance policy provides prepaid tuition with an upper financial cap of $8,000 per calendar year for full-time, benefit-eligible employees and $4,000 per calendar year for part-time, benefit-eligible employees to pursue degree programs related to a current job or future career opportunity within Penn Medicine. For all other programs of study and non-degree coursework a maximum of $5,250 per year may be awarded for full-time employees and $2,625 for part-time employees.
In order to remain eligible for tuition assistance, employees must submit a copy of their grade report via an online system. For undergraduate coursework, employees must complete each course with grade of "C" or better. For graduate coursework, employees must receive a grade of "B" or better.
Penn Medicine offers an array of no-cost professional courses that are open to all Penn Medicine employees and managers. These courses cover a broad spectrum of topics.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are any other course-related expenses covered under the tuition assistance policy?
- Yes, fees specific to a course offering, such as lab fees, are covered.
- Who is eligible for tuition assistance?
- For full-time benefits, an employee must be budgeted to work 35 or more hours per week, and for part-time benefits, an employee must be budgeted to work between 20-34 hours per week. All participants must be employed at least 180 days with a satisfactory performance evaluation.
- What is the service requirement for the tuition assistance policy?
- All employees who receive prepaid tuition must agree to a one- (1) year service agreement that is effective upon completion of the last course under the tuition assistance program.
- How can I request tuition assistance?
- Here is how you submit an application for tuition assistance:
- Go to https://uphs.tap.edcor.com
- Details for completing an application and how to use the tuition assistance voucher are available on the Web site
- How can I find out more about the tuition assistance program?
- To learn more about the tuition assistance program, visit the Human Resources intranet site at: http://uphsxnet.uphs.upenn.edu/hr/tuition/hup.html